Likely no one in the Richmond area (or the mid-Atlantic…or the Northeast) needs to hear from us that it is a later spring than usual. But we will type it here just because it is such a significant force for us each day right now.
But the plants remind us that the cycle continues on, regardless of specific timing. Seeds are germinating. Plants are growing. We were able to start planting (a very small amount) of plants outside last week. The extended forecast is for continued lower-than-average temps for the next little while. We will savor (or ask you to remind us to savor!) this memory once July’s heat is in full effect.
Meanwhile, our high tunnels (unheated greenhouses) have salad greens and cooking greens for Market Share CSA members this week. Thank goodness!
We had the good fortune of having the public television show Virginia Farming recently visit us for an interview. You can view online as soon as they post a link (later this week?).
Reminder: Our next Farm Tour is Saturday, May 9th at 2:30. Our Plant Sale is also that afternoon, from 1:00 – 5:00, where you can shop from our full selection of transplants for your garden. Please plan to join us, and spread the word!
Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of…::Top loading washing machine (only the spin cycle needs to work :: Area rug approximately 6×9′ or bigger (to use in the area we are making in the barn in which our children may play and rest comfortably during work days)
Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week:
Carrots, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (curly), Microgreens, Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.
2015 Market Share CSA Members: Choose your selection through our Online Ordering to order for pick up on Wednesday, March 25 at our farm or at Good Health Herbs.
**Anyone may order select goods from us, when available, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.
Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
**If you wish to invest in our farm, order from us in 2015, and have first access to our harvest, please Sign up for our 2015 CSA season! Though the main harvest season still awaits, your investment now allows us the funds needed in the early season.
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