Uncategorized

It’s Palindrome Week! and Fall Crops are Growing…plus CSA & Mkts for 8.18.18

Palindromes don’t have anything to do with vegetables, but it’s August, and we’re nerdy farmers, and it’s fun to have something different to think about amongst the heat and our four-hundredth tomato sandwich and the “We’re having stuffed peppers for dinner again??” comments and our tenth attempt to kill Harlequin bugs with organically-approved substances. (See… Continue reading It’s Palindrome Week! and Fall Crops are Growing…plus CSA & Mkts for 8.18.18

Uncategorized

Answering Questions about Farming…plus CSA & mkts for 8.11.2018

A large part of the reason we operate our farm as a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm and why we send out these weekly newsletters is because we value helping our community learn about farming. Our backgrounds before starting Broadfork were largely based in farm education and other forms of non-traditional education. We think people… Continue reading Answering Questions about Farming…plus CSA & mkts for 8.11.2018

Uncategorized

Farmer Ancestors…plus CSA & mkts for 8.4.2018

We’ve been thinking a lot recently about our ancestors that farmed. Like many, we are only a couple of generations removed from farming families. Between the two of us, we have at least 3 grandparents that grew up on farms. Yet it was considered preposterous that we would want to farm for a living instead… Continue reading Farmer Ancestors…plus CSA & mkts for 8.4.2018

Uncategorized

Yes, we CAN!…plus CSA & mkts 7.21.2018

And you CAN can tomatoes, too! Tomatoes love July in Virginia and now is the time to start achieving your canning goals. We have tomatoes available in bulk at our self-serve FarmStand and at both farmers’ market this weekend.  (Visit us at the Brandermill Green Market or the Farmer’s Market @ St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.) Our actual sauce tomatoes aren’t… Continue reading Yes, we CAN!…plus CSA & mkts 7.21.2018

Uncategorized

The Summer Sweetness…plus CSA & markets for 7.14.2018

These amazing Sweet Peppers are now rolling in! They really sing Summer to us. . They are better than red and orange bell peppers, and they make their way into salads, salsa, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, snack plates, wraps, roasted vegetable side dishes, potato salads, pasta salads, and our Roasted Pepper and Onion Bread, which makes… Continue reading The Summer Sweetness…plus CSA & markets for 7.14.2018

Uncategorized

Keeping It Real…plus CSA & Mkts for 7.7.2018

July and August are trying times around here. It’s hot. The work is hard and demanding. The plants constantly cry for attention. What does one do? Get goofy, apparently. And make really delicious food.   Both things keep us grounded. They both remind us that the most difficult times don’t last forever, and they help… Continue reading Keeping It Real…plus CSA & Mkts for 7.7.2018

Uncategorized

Allium Love (have we talked about this before?)…plus CSA & Mkt 6.30.2018

We just posted on Facebook & Instagram about how much we love the Allium family of vegetables. That includes Onions, Garlic, etc. Our love for them runs deep. We love them with almost every meal. Pickled. Caramelized. Grilled. Roasted. Sauteed. Some crazy people around here love them raw. Regardless, we love them. They add such a beautiful flavor to… Continue reading Allium Love (have we talked about this before?)…plus CSA & Mkt 6.30.2018