As the amount of daylight continues to decrease, we are looking forward to the upcoming Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year marks the shift in the earth, tilting us in the northern hemisphere back toward the sun.
Winter will just get started, but the tilt toward the full swing of the 2015 season will be underway.
As we prepare for the darkest time of the year, we will step away from our normal schedule of picking and preparing produce for you. We are also using this time of year for a little medical maintenance – therefore needing to physically lay low for a while. (This involves doctors appointments, but no need for worry. We promise.) Thus, we are taking orders from Market Share CSA members for pick up this WEDNESDAY but will not be able to be at market or prepare produce orders for pick up this coming Saturday. Next week sees Christmas Eve on Wednesday. We will email all on Monday with what we are able to pick and fill for orders on Wednesday for pick up at the farm. (This will be a great chance to order bread for your holiday meal, and get a gift box of our preserved goods!)
For the rest of the winter, we will continue to send out emails, letting you know what we are doing, what is growing, and how you can enjoy this delicious food.
Remember: 2014 Market Share CSA members’ balances will expire 12-31-2014. Pre-ordering of our harvest and bread is exclusively for Market Share CSA members. If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have access to our harvest before we start attending the farmers’ markets next year, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA season! Your investment now allows us the funds to purchase fertilizers, soil amendments, seed, and supplies for the 2015 season.
We are now accepting applications for 2015 Internship positions. Please share the details in this link with anyone you think may be interested.
This week’s Harvest includes:
Our Farm Share Bag (consisting of a farmers’ choice medley of produce, in one easy to order option), Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage (mini savoy and chinese), Carrots, Collards, Garlic, Microgreens, Radish (watermelon), Salad Mix, …plus our Gift Box of jelly and salsa, Pepper Jelly, Salsa, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
2014 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Wednesday at our farm or at Good Health Herbs.
Our favorite farming conference is approaching! The annual Virginia Biological Farming Conference, Jan 30-31, which includes a session in which Dan is presenting about our grafted tomato trials.Tickets and more info here. We hope you will join us!