WTVR Channel 8 Richmond traveled with the FarmBus on 12/22/20 as we distributed some veggie bags to families in the East End of Richmond. We are grateful to all our CSA members and our customers. May you all know peace and great health in the coming year.
Hi everyone, we have a beautiful share for you. We are so grateful for your membership in our CSA this year, and that you ARE making a difference in our food system, while eating delicous local food!
You will be getting an heirloom pumpkin this week which is quite dense and heavy, so be prepared to carry that. Bring a friend or a cart if you are walking. Mark says he will be ready for you from 4:30-7pm. Let us know if you have any quesions, concerns or last minute changes. We have pre-bagged your produce shares for a quick grab and go this week.
Heirlooom Porcelain Doll Pumpkin – Swapped for spaghetti squash. This is a beautiful pumpkin, and wonderful to cook with. Please use care cutting it. I use a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the insides, its serrated edge makes it easy to get all those strings. Make sure to save and roast the seeds! My suggestion is to make pumpkin puree, reserve what you think you will need for your pumpkiny things this week, and freeze the rest in 1 or 2 cup bags. Here’s an easy puree recipe. Here are some pumpkin recipes: pumpkin pavlov with pecan brittleGF Paleo pumpkin recipesbourbon pumpkin cheesecake
Our F2F family has grown to include our new interns: Regina, Jennifer, and Raven. They are college students who will be interning with us throughout the summer. Be sure to read their bios and stop by to get to know them for yourselves!
We owe a special thanks to the volunteers from the Leadership and Management Program (LAMP) of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Last Thursday they came and transformed our weed patch into a working garden! They planted tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, melons, etc. Sheila Johnson from Thinking of You Creations baked chocolate cookies just for them. We were so excited to work with them and are forever grateful to them for all of their help.
In order to maintain all of the crops out back, we will be developing regular volunteer days on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 11am. We are also excited to be developing regular volunteer days on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am-11am. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with weeding, watering, harvesting, and other tasks around the farm. Please email email@example.com if you’re interested in volunteering, know someone who might be, or have any questions regarding volunteering in the farm.
Garden plots are available to rent for the season so you can have your own veggie garden. $50 includes water. This is great for those who are apartment dwellers, or have gardening restrictions. This is a wonderful project to share with friends, family, or provide a service project for church or other group.
As a new non-profit, we are looking forward to having more volunteers here at Farm to Family and to work alongside some fresh faces and fresh energy!
This past Friday, we had our first grant-funded school field trip to Johnson Elementary in Henrico County. Along with Daisy the Rabbit and some teenager chickens, we met with Johnson Elementary students and walked them through the FarmBus. We taught them about fresh produce, healthy eating, and composting! Thanks to Agriberry’s generous donations, we were able to send each child home with a pint of fresh strawberries.
This week we are launching new weekly specials. We are marking down the majority of our produce on Mondays & Tuesdays. Mark your calendars: shopping at Farm to Family on Mondays & Tuesdays is a great way to shop local & save some cash!