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Farm Tour this Saturday (& Orders for 4/26)

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.

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Why grow in a high tunnel? What is a high tunnel, anyway?

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How many people’s seasonal vegetables can one grow on less than 3 acres?023

What is organic farming? How is it different than “conventional” growing? Why is it important?

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What makes this cucumber plants special?  031

Why do microgreens need to be grown in a greenhouse?

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What do these cryptic notes (taken by our 6 year old child) mean? 041

Learn the answers to all of these questions and more during our tour this weekend.

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.

Recipe Suggestions:
Salad Dressing we are currently addicted to: 1 c. mayo, 2 T. yellow mustard, 1/4 c. rice wine vinegard, salt & pepper to taste. Shake, blend, or stir and Enjoy! (Especially lovely with the hearts of our Little Gem lettuces.)
Green Pea Soup with Cheddar-Scallion Panini
Glazed Hakurie Turnips – this recipe uses the greens! (Yay!) Add some of our other greens as well.

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, Hearty Mix, Kale, Lettuce – Little Gems, Microgreens, Radishes, Salad Mix, Spring Onions (Scallions), Turnips (sweet Hakurei), 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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