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How to Eat Lots of Greens…for 10.11.2014

No baby yet…but labor-inducing thoughts are now most welcome.
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Someone told us at market last weekend that our seconds of tomatoes were better than anyone else’s first quality tomatoes. Oh shucks folks…you make us blush. But keep it coming. We love to hear it.
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Tomatoes are slowing down, though. (It is October, after all.) Now is the time of year for our greens to steal the show, and they are stupendous. We have large leaf, small leaf, micro, bagged, bunched, salad, and cooking greens. Have we mentioned that we love greens?
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We amend our soil with a whole host of minerals (nutrients) to make our greens most nutritious for you. (If you have attended one of our tours of the farm, you have heard us preach that if the nutrients aren’t in the plants they can’t get in your body. And if they aren’t in the soil, they can’t get in the plants.)
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We focus on greens because they are such an excellent and versatile foundation for a healthy diet. They grow most of the year here in Virginia and are easy to work into every meal. Saute some up with protein for breakfast. Have a huge salad with toppings of your choice for lunch. Cover your dinner plate with a salad for supper –and we really mean cover your plate! 100% of the circle. Then add the protein, carbs, and fat. Yum. tomato pepper lettuce garlic farm stand
Give it a try. Tis the season.
073 Some of you amazing customers and community members have asked us what sort of help we might need during the time after this baby arrives. Thus, we will shamelessly share this link for signing up to prepare meals to feed our family in the hazy postpartum days/daze. If you are motivated, willing, and able, we will gratefully accept this help. Meals can always be dropped off at our market booth or at our farm stand/walk in cooler. Thank you!079

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, Asian Spinach), Beets, Chard, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, Endive, Garlic, Green Beans, Hearty Mix, Kale, Lettuce (heads and mix), Microgreens, Peppers (bell, padron, jalapeno, sweet yellow), 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)
Quick White Bean Stew with Chard & Tomatoes  (sub kale for chard if you wish)
Roasted Radishes
Taco Salad (we love our crunchy Lettuce Mix with Taco Salad)
Arugula Salad with Pear & Goat Cheese
Warm Lentil Salad with Sausage and Apple (we suggest using our Hearty Mix here – or Asian Spinach)
Warm Quinoa, Shiitake, & Spinach Salad (use our Asian Spinach here)

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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. (Unless we have a baby on Friday. Then, sadly, we won’t have staff available to set up a booth at Brandermill.)

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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