The People in the Pictures…Preparing for Birth…mkts 10.4.2014

The photos in our little farm record here are dominated by the plants we grow. We know that it’s your food that you are most interested in. Of course! But today we are going to focus a bit more on the people that are responsible for growing the food…and usually aren’t featured in the pictures.
janet dan market booth
This focus is timely, because we are all now officially in baby-waiting mode. Our newest little one could join us any day – most likely in another week or so. We have been working all season to make sure that business can continue as close to usual as possible after the birth of the baby, but in case there are a few differences, this is your heads up. (Though – that is a saying we don’t encourage around here these days. Get it?)
DSC_0071Once this baby joins us, we will most likely have to skip a Monday email to CSA members, and thus skip a Market Share delivery on a Wednesday or two to Good Health Herbs. (Farm Share CSA members’ shares will for sure continue as usual for pick up on Wednesdays at the farm or in Church Hill.)
We might even miss a Thursday email, and thus miss Market Share ordering for one Saturday. We don’t think this will happen, but it’s possible.
We also have to put bread baking and ordering on hiatus for a bit. Thanks for understanding. Once Janet is back up on her feet and the baby is settled into life on the outside, we will resume. (And trust us – we are excited for the barn and the kitchen it will house to be completed so we can finally scale up our bread baking!)
Finally, if Dan is needed with the family on the remaining Saturdays in October, we may have to stop setting up our market booth at the Brandermill Green Market due to the shortage in available market staff. We will, however, still deliver orders to Market Square on Saturdays (picked up in Good Health Herbs, adjacent to the Brandermill Green Market parking lot).
best tasting tomatoes
Thanks in advance for being flexible as we continue to provide our wonderful Certified Naturally Grown produce to this community while also managing the balance between running a small business and caring for our family.
This Week’s Harvest:
Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of a farmers’ choice medley of produce, in one easy to order option), Arugula, Asian Greens (Bok Choy, Tokyo Bekana, Yukina Savoy), Beets, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, Garlic, Green Beans, Hearty Mix, Kale, Lettuce, Microgreens,     Peppers (bell, padron, jalapeno, sweet yellow and red), Radishes, Salad Mix, Scallions, Squash, Tomatoes (including bulk special pricing), and Turnips,  …plus our Pepper Jelly and Salsa.

~ Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew

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Certified Naturally Grown Farm in search of:
~ Dorm-sized (miniature) fridge ~ Used/Second-Hand piece of  Kitchen Countertop ~

Recipe Suggestions: (always cataloged on our Recipe Page)
Portugese Kale Soup (an excellent way to enjoy our turnips, but you can also simply and deliciously roast them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt) Great also to add our Hearty Mix to this (or any) soup. 
Tomato Salad with Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese (great without the cucumber it calls for, and any if our sweet peppers work well in this)
Salad with Apples and Pecans (this is great with our Salad Mix, our Hearty Mix, or acombination of the two)
Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad
Escarole Soup with White Bean and Garlic (we love Escarole – especially in soup!)
vabf bonfire
We continue at two farmers’ markets this Saturday: South of the James in Forest Hill Park, from 8am – 12pm, and the Brandermill Green Market in Market Square from 9am – 12pm.

2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Saturday at our farm, at the Brandermill Green Market , or at the South of the James Market in Forest Hill Park.

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