Gold, Jewels, Flowers, Richness …for 7.18.2015

This is the time of year when we feel so rich. 
Surrounded by gold.
Fragrant flowers.
A humble apple harvest – salvaged before bugs devour them. They will ripen inside.
Plenty of tomatoes in our self-serve farm stand, which we are so flattered and humbled to have people go out of their way to visit. Thank you!
A cool morning. (In July! In the piedmont of Virginia!)
We are five years in to this farm business. (Farm experiment, we sometimes feel like it is.) We feel confident that we will never tire of the beautiful and amazing way the season unfolds.
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Though we often have to work hard to summon up the mindfulness to look up, let go of the stress of the long to-do list and looming daily deadlines, and soak it in. But every time we do, we are reminded of what a privilege it is to fill this role in our community and to eat the best food around.

Available for Market Share CSA members to choose from this week: Basil, Beets, Cabbage (miniature but delicious, sold in pairs), Chard, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Flower bouquets, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale (curly, bagged), Lavender flower bundles (dried), Microgreens, Peppers (jalapenos, sweet bell, carmon, lunchbox…), Salad Mix, Summer Squash, Tomatoes (slicers, cherries, and bulk options)…and naturally leavened Hearth Baked Bread.

Recipe Suggestions: see these and others cataloged on our Recipe Page
Tomatoes & Jalapenos – pair well in Pico de Gallo
EggplantRoasted Eggplant with Garlic and Herbs is a simple and tasty way that we love to enjoy eggplant
Cabbage, Mini – Our cabbages did not do well this spring/summer…but the miniature heads that grew are crunchy and delicious. Sliced ribbon thin, one mini head is perfect as a topping for a meal of fish tacos (that is what we made for dinner last night). OR make a simple Cabbage Salad with Lemon and Garlic  OR this Chinese Cabbage Salad is a favorite (with or without the ramen noodles it calls for)
Cherry Tomatoes – Try them Roasted with Basil and Garlic...they become even more like bites of gold when roasted
Sweet Peppers – These also are amazing when roasted. Toss them on the roasting pan with the cherry tomatoes recipe above, or slice them and serve with Dill & Parsley Dip(the recipe calls for both herbs, either fresh or dry).

2015 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up on Saturday, July 18th at our farm, at the Brandermill Green Market, or at the South of the James market.

Vegetables not ordered by our Market Share CSA members will join us at the Brandermill Green Market and South of the James market this Saturday. 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.

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