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Ready for 2017 CSA!…and mkt 2.11.2017

Happy February! To us, this means an important step closer to Spring and the seasons of abundance here. Despite the frequently warm temperatures this winter, it has also been a winter of record-setting low temperatures. And even when warm, winter days are marked by less sunlight. Plants simply can’t grow as well. So we look… Continue reading Ready for 2017 CSA!…and mkt 2.11.2017

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Vegetables & mkt for 1.28.2017

It’s an interesting winter here. Folks were sweating while picking spinach in the greenhouse today. However, spinach was the only thing in the greenhouse available for picking since the zero-degree temps killed so many plants. Alas! Record low temps, followed by a balmy January week, after the hottest year on record, may be the new… Continue reading Vegetables & mkt for 1.28.2017

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One Month after Winter Solstice…& mkt 1.21.2017

Around here we make a big deal about July 21, one month after the Summer Solstice. Statistically, it is the hottest day of the year. Therefore, we look forward to the slide toward cooler in the days after July 21! We aren’t in a position to focus as much on the time that is one… Continue reading One Month after Winter Solstice…& mkt 1.21.2017

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The Multiplicative Effect…& mkt for 1.14.2017

We had the pleasure of attending our statewide organic farming conference this week. The VABF and Virginia State put on a quality annual conference, bringing together almost 500 people from around the state, region, and country who value and prioritize local organic food. The power of this mass of committed people is fierce! We go to… Continue reading The Multiplicative Effect…& mkt for 1.14.2017

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Community Supported Agriculture…& mkt 1.7.2017

Happy 2017! We’re enjoying reflection and waxing poetic around here this season of the new year. We moved here 10 years ago, thinking that the greater Richmond area, and western Chesterfield specifically, needed a farm like we envisioned we could create. It took us a couple of years to purchase land (and have a child… Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture…& mkt 1.7.2017

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Christmas Eve Market…for 12.24.2016

Images from the farm this past week: These greens and roots are growing in our greenhouses. The photo below is of something we rarely have time for in the main growing season: Turning our compost pile! It’s an exciting thing to get to tidy things up during the colder months. Today, Friday, is the last… Continue reading Christmas Eve Market…for 12.24.2016