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Bounty Despite Frost Damage (& Orders for 4/19)

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.

dan compost

 This week saw a lot of bed prep – taking out weeds with our BCS power harrow, spreading compost – and then transplanting seedlings into the ground.

planting

Sometimes we use this hand-held transplanter. It takes two people – one person drops the plants in the red chute.

arugula

The recent warm days saw lots of growth, and thirsty farmers. dan water

But the cold nights this week did significant damage to plenty of our plants. Our Asian Spinach is not as plentiful this weekend as it would have been. C’est la farming vie.

Here is an exciting hooray published about the Little Gem lettuce that we are picking right now. We highly recommend you give it a try and see how much dressing you can get lost in the nooks and crannies. It’s yummy.

radishes

Recipe Suggestions:
Baked Eggs with Greens & Mushrooms (sub the spinach it calls for with chard or kale)
Caesar Salad Dressing – make it yourself and get it lost in the Little Gem nooks & crannies

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.)  

Arugula, Asian Spinach (small amounts – suffered significant frost damage), Chard, Kale, Lettuce – Little Gems, Microgreens, Radishes, Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushrooms, Spring Onions (Scallions), Transplants for your garden (Arugula, Cabbage, Chard, Collards, Lettuce, 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 Event 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), or at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park from 9-12pm.

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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