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Farm Day this Saturday!…plus mkt 4.29.2017

SPRING PLANT SALE // OPEN BARN // FARM TOUR
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 am – 4 pm

web nettles bee swarm
(pictured above: medicinal nettles in the foreground, capturing a swarm of bees in the background) 
Visit our Plant Sale for the full selection of our Certified Naturally Grown vegetable and herb plants for your garden, plus tour the farm with us at 3:00 to learn how and why we grow delicious and nutritious vegetables for you using only biological, Certified Naturally Grown methods.
web pre swarm
(pictured above: a honeybee hive about to swarm)
Soak in our beautiful farm and meet our staff. See your 2017 vegetables growing.
Learn WHY organic farming is so important and HOW we grow.
TASTE organic, wood-fired samples (herb flatbread straight from the oven!) and
HONEY POPs with lemon and lavender (just $1 each). Plus more farm goodies…
PLANTs for your garden, Certified Naturally Grown, and pollinator friendly!
Guided Tour @ 3:00. See more details here and below.
See you then, and spread the word!
web red lettuce
(pictured above: our gorgeous red lettuce babies)
PLANT VARIETIES:
Tomatoes (Brandywine, Big Beef, Cherokee Purple, Supersweet Cherry, Black Cherry, Sun Gold, Granadero, Jet Star, Bell Star, Mortgage Lifter, New Girl, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Betterbush, Arkansas Traveler, Patio, Paisano, Carbon Cherokee, Better Bush), Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Sweet Lunchbox Pepper, Non-spicy Jalapeno Peppers (enjoy the flavor without the heat!). HERBS: Tarragon, English Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sage, Basil
web swarm heavy branch
(pictured above: a swarm landed on this Asian Pear tree branch and weighted it down to touch the ground)
{Our Farm Day is Family friendly. But please – no pets.}
PLANT SALE continues on Sunday, April 30, from 9 am-7 pm,
but without the fanfare of the Open Barn & Farm Tour. 
web swarm tree trunk
(pictured above: the farm kids are now so familiar with swarms that they appear a bit bored with the affair)
Directions to our farm from Richmond: 9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley VA 23120 – Take the Hull Street Road exit off of 288, West toward Amelia. Deer Range Road is directly off Hull Street (about 9 miles after the 288 exit) on the left after you pass Grange Hall Elementary. We are at the very end of the road (1.5 miles). Signs will direct you to parking.  When you get to the cul-de-sac where the pavement ends, you are looking at our house, barn, fields of vegetables, and greenhouses. The front of the large barn, accessed by the middle driveway from the cul-de-sac, hosts our plant sale, farmstand, and serves as the hub of the day’s events.

web tunnel

(pictured above: one of our two unheated greenhouses, full of summer crops and a smattering of late spring crops)
Tours describe our Certified Naturally Grown farming practices, including permanent raised beds, high-tunnel cultivation (unheated greenhouses), greenhouse seedling propagation, farm-scale composting, bio-intensive planting, organic soil management, soil microbiology, soil mineralization for plant (and thus human) health, mulch for weed-suppression and other weed management practices, pest management, and macro- and micro-nutrient management.

If you aren’t able to join us for our Plant Sale, you can purchase a limited selection of our plants at Perk! Coffee and Lunchbox in Bon Air. Check them out and see how our plants pair with java and pastry. We hear their iced coffee is wicked good.

This week’s harvest (and baking) includes: 
Garlic Scallions, Hearty Greens Mix, Kale, Microgreens, Salad Mix, Spring Onions, …and our Organic Hearth Baked Bread (Baguettes, Whole RYE, Seed, & Raisin loaves for this weekend) PLUS: You can purchase our Pepper Jelly and Certified Organic flour that we have freshly stone-ground in our Bakery. AND PLANTS! Lots of Tomatoes and Herbs…Tomatoes (Brandywine, Big Beef, Cherokee Purple, Supersweet Cherry, Black Cherry, Sun Gold, Granadero, Jet Star, Bell Star, Mortgage Lifter, New Girl, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Betterbush, Arkansas Traveler, Patio, Paisano, Carbon Cherokee, Better Bush), Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Sweet Lunchbox Pepper, Non-spicy Jalapeno Peppers (enjoy the flavor without the heat!). HERBS: Tarragon, English Thyme, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sage, Basil
{Our farmstand is open Friday with most of the above items…see here for updated inventory}

2017 Market Share CSA Members: Reserve your selection online to pick up Saturday, April 29th at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens.

Some of the above will be available for purchase during Saturday’s event at our farm. The rest we’ll bring to the Farmer’s Market @ St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the West End of Richmond. {Outdoors through November, Saturdays, 8-12.} Keep an eye on what we have available via the online farmers’ markets: FallLineFarms.com and Local Roots Food Coop.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork crew
Want to follow along during the week, including Farm Stand updates? Visit us on Facebook or Instagram

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