CSA: Farm Share & Market Share for 5.6.2015

The first pick-up for our Summer Farm Share is this Wednesday, May 6th. Please pick up your share at your chosen location during the indicated times. (Contents of the email sent last week are repeated below in case you missed it.) Any questions? Reply to this email.

This week’s Farm Share will most likely include:
Garlic Scallions, Radishes, Salad, Hearty Greens Mix, Kale, Spinach, Arugula.
(Those picking up at the farm will hopefully get a cucumber…everyone should get a cuke or two next week!)
It is very early for cucumbers, but we like to grow an early season crop in our greenhouses. We talk about how unique it is in our Instagram post found here.)
(This is our chubby baby this morning, posing with a tiny corner of our cucumber rows.)

Recipe suggestions/Preparation tips:
Garlic Scallions – use just like garlic, or like traditional scallions. It is the garlic plant harvest at the “scallion” stage. Slice like scallions, enjoy raw or sauteed with the fat and protein of your choice, savor the garlic flavor! (combine with butter and eggs, or coconut oil and tofu, or sausage, or chicken and olive oil…)
Radishes – Slice raw on top of a salad. Roast with oil and salt and pepper. Slice and serve raw with a vinaigrette dressing.
Hearty Greens Mix – Great raw or cooked (steam, saute, braise…) Add it to a regular salad greens mix to boost texture and nutrients. Toss with any delicious, whole-foods dressing – recipe suggestions here.
Kale – Great raw or cooked. For raw salads, we love it massaged style, where you rub/squeeze oil and vinegar, etc., into the kale leaves to soften and flavor them. This link provides three different versions of delicious massaged kale salads. Cooked: add kale to a quiche, casserole, soup, or sauteed with any protein.
Arugula – This peppery green is fabulous tossed with feta or goat cheese and a dressing from the link above. Super tasty on top of pizza. Combine with eggs for a zesty upgrade from a standard egg dish.

Questions about how to enjoy this amazing food? Ask a staff member at this week’s pick up!

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Chard, Salad, …and Pepper Jelly, Fermented Jalapenos, naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread. PLUS Plants: Basil, Parsley, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Eggplant (variety details on ordering page).

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Wednesday, May 6th at our farm, in Church Hill, or at Good Health Herbs.

**Anyone may order select goods from us, through Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers’ market. You can use discount code “broadfork” to earn a complimentary 6 month subscription.

And finally…Please forward this to anyone you know that you think would be interested in the high quality, nutrient dense, Certified Naturally Grown produce that we grow and sell. We still have Farm Shares available, and we will pro-rate the share cost if a household joins after the season has already begun.
(Pictured below: This morning’s crew meeting in the greenhouse, plus empty baby seat in the foreground because the baby is not part of the crew yet.)
Enjoy ~ Janet, Dan, and the rest of the Broadfork crew
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Farm Day is Saturday, May 9th! 1:00 – 5:00pm. Open Farm/Open Barn. Plant Sale. Guided Tour at 2:30. Apiary (honeybee hives) interpretation. Food samples featuring our veggies. Lemon-Honey popsicles, $1 each, for the young and young at heart. Shop from our full selection of vegetable and herb transplants for your garden. Check out the new barn, featuring farm stand and CSA member pick up area, and join in a guided walking tour of our abundant vegetable farm in Chesterfield county to learn how we manage the soil and plants for optimum health, nutritional content, and overall deliciousness! Please plan to join us, and spread the word! {No fee for the tour. Family friendly. Please – no pets.} plant sale farm tour 2015-05

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