Our farm is always open and available for you to stop by and see our food growing and our staff working while you check out the offerings in our self-serve farmstand. But this Saturday is special.
From 10:00 – 4:00, we are open to greet you and meet you, help you choose plants for your garden, let you sample organic flatbread, straight from our wood fired oven. We are here to answer your questions, explain to you what organic farming is and why it is so important. We are on hand to show you how we make our living from farming and how all of the produce we sell is always grown by us, right here, plus describe how we most like to prepare and eat the vegetables.
We’re here to show you how our wood fired oven works and let you taste the wonders that we pull off of the hearth. We are here to tell you why we only use 100% Certified Organic flours and grains in our farmstead bakery products.
We’ll also have all sorts of things for you to pick up while here:
Vegetables to eat: Kale, Spinach, Microgreens, Hearty Greens Mix, Cucumbers, Radishes.
Vegetable Plants to Plant: Tomatoes (Brandywine, Roma, Pineapple, Rose, BetterBush, Patio, Oaxacan Jewel, Chef’s Choice, Arkansas Traveler, Balistar, Jet Star, Big Beef, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Mortgage Lifter), Cucumber, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Kale, Collards, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Eggplant (tradition, striped, or asian long), Bell Pepper, Sweet Lunchbox Pepper, Jalapeno Peppers
Herb Plants: Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley ~ Plus, we have our favorite Organic Fertilizers available for purchase.
FarmStead Bakery goods – 100% Organic ingredients! Naturally Leavened Bread, Butter-Cinnamon Granola, and Chocolate Granola for sale. Flatbread for sampling, hot off the hearth.
Honey Treats – for body or belly: Honey-Lemon-Lavender Popsicles, Healing Skin Salve
Our guided Farm Tour is at 3:00. If you would like to participate, be prepared for a 45 minute walk-and-talk. Driving directions are found on our website here. Parking in a nearby field is labeled. The weather is forecasted to be dry, but we’ll be here rain or shine. See you then!
Meanwhile, this week’s harvest includes:
Cucumbers!!, Hearty Greens Mix, Kale, Microgreens, Spinach, Radishes, Turnips, and our Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread and Granola.
* It’s true! We are harvesting cucumbers! We work hard to get these extra early each year, but this doesn’t mean you should see them at the farmers’ markets yet. (If you do, you should ask really good questions of the booth staff…) We are making these available to our CSA members and at our Farm Day. And everyone can see them here growing – they are in the greenhouse across the drive from our farmstand.
2016 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up Saturday, April 30th at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens. Everything remaining after pre-orders will be available for purchase at our Farm Day and at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens. **We will also be at the Brandermill Green Market starting on its opening day: Saturday, May 7th. **
Reminder to our returning and new Farm Share CSA members: weekly shares begin next Wednesday, May 4th (@Broadfork, @Hallsley, and @Bon Air), Saturday, May 7th (@St. Stephens), and Monday, May 9th (@Summer Lake). See our recent email full of details about the first pick-up!
Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew