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Little Gem Debut, Market (& Orders for 4/12)

Reminder first:

Spring Farm Tour and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 26, 2014       2:00 – 5:00pm
Guided Tour at 3:00

Family friendly. No RSVP or fee required. Please – no pets. Driving directions are found on our Events page.

When cucumbers and tomatoes go in the ground, we really feel like we’re farming. cucumbers in tunnel

tomatoes in tunnel

There are only hardy plants in the beds in the fields, but the greenhouses are getting gradually filled with future fruit-bearing plants. (Remember: botanically speaking, tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits. They have seeds inside them.)

tomato plant

But we’re picking delicious leaves and roots to eat now. In addition to our always-a-winner salad mix this week, we have Little Gem Lettuces to offer you:

little gem

Hot on the Foodie scene, these Little Gems are like miniature Romaine lettuces with a taste like a Butterhead lettuce. Crisp, sweet, and versatile, they can be enjoyed raw or cooked. We have red and green. Recently featured in the magazine Bon Appetit, here are recipe suggestions:

Little Gems in a Frying Pan
Little Gem Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Little Gem, Feta, & Cumin Salad

We continue at the winter version of the South of the James market this weekend in Forest Hill Park, from 9am – 12pm on Saturday. Please stop by! (Brandermill Green Market opens May 3rd.)

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This Week’s Harvest:
(Market Share CSA Members may place orders. All that remains after ordering will be available for sale at the South of the James Market on Saturday.)  

Chard, Kale, Lettuce – Little Gems, Radishes, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Spring Onions (Scallions), Transplants for your garden (Arugula, Cabbage, Collards, Kale, Scallions, Spinach, Tomatoes)…plus Pepper Jelly, and our Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.     (Not all transplants can be listed in our online store. If you want a plant not listed, please indicate in the notes section.)

Upcoming Events at Broadfork:

Forest Days at Broadfork Farm
A spring session for Homeschooled students, ages 5-7 and 8-12
Tuesdays (April 22 – May 13) from 9:30am – 1:00pm. See details on our Events Page.

2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Store to order for pick up on Saturday at our farm, at Good Health Herbs from 9am – 12:30pm (in Brandermill), at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park from 9-12pm, or in the Byrd Park area of Richmond on Sunday morning (details in online store.)

Everyone else: Please sign up for our 2014 Market Share CSA and start placing orders now. Our Farm Stand will open up again once there is sufficient produce to stock it.

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