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What’s in the Share and at the Market 7/21

Welcome to our new members this week – we are so glad to have you! 

Summer holidays – if you are traveling, don’t forget to put your shares on hold. Just a reminder – our CSA vacation is August 11th and 18th – there will NOT be any CSA those weeks. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to feed your family if you are not on vacation those weeks. We hope you are loving the glorious abundance of summer fruit!!

Home Delivery – Richmond home delivery – your delivery day is WEDNESDAY.

Cooler Bins/Porch Pirates – Please try to have a cooler or bin out with ice for delivery people to leave your share in – some of you still do not have one out for us. With warmer temps, this will preserve your share, especially more delicate items. The bin method tucked away from your door (let us know where you want it) also helps to disguise your share if porch pirates roam your neighborhood looking for opportune booty – we have occasionally had shares stolen and we find this method an effective deterrant.

Below is the preview menu, subject to change. Reminder – if something is wrong with your share/delivery, let us know right away so we can remedy it for you!

Happy Cooking and Eating!

~ Suzi

PRODUCE – Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague; , Va unless otherwise indicated.

FRUIT share – We are really rocking the fruit now!

  • Blackberries  
  • Blueberries 
  • Peaches

MEATS –

  • smoked Trout – build a charcuterie tray around it
  • Ground Beef
  • sausage patties

BREAD

Prairie Grain Mix

DAIRY

Cheese – fresh mozzarella – y.u.m. 

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What’s in the Share and at the Market 7-14-21

Welcome to our new members this week – we are so glad to have you! 

Summer holidays – if you are traveling, don’t forget to put your shares on hold. Just a reminder – our CSA vacation is August 11th and 18th – there will NOT be any CSA those weeks. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to feed your family if you are not on vacation those weeks. We hope you are loving the glorious abundance of summer fruit!!

Home Delivery – Richmond home delivery – your delivery day is TUESDAY.

Cooler Bins/Porch Pirates – Please try to have a cooler or bin out with ice for delivery people to leave your share in – some of you still do not have one out for us. With warmer temps, this will preserve your share, especially more delicate items. The bin method tucked away from your door (let us know where you want it) also helps to disguise your share if porch pirates roam your neighborhood looking for opportune booty – we have occasionally had shares stolen and we find this method an effective deterrant.

Below is the preview menu, subject to change. Reminder – if something is wrong with your share/delivery, let us know right away so we can remedy it for you!

Happy Cooking and Eating!

~ Suzi

PRODUCE – Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague; , Va unless otherwise indicated.

FRUIT share – We are really rocking the fruit now!

  • Blackberries 
  • Blueberries 
  • Peaches

MEATS –

  • Trout
  • Ground Beef
  • Duck and pork sausage

BREAD

Prairie Grain Mix

DAIRY

Cheese – fresh mozzarella – y.u.m. 

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What’s in the CSA and in the Market, and on the FarmBus 1-26/27

We have a great share for you this coming week with lots of comforting recipes! Enjoy. Happy Cooking! 

PRODUCE Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va. 

MEAT – 

  • ground sausage
  • cornish game hen
  • round beef – try this Lasagna soup recipe!! It is amazing! It is an Instant Pot recipe, but you can do it on the stove top easily. You can also make it veggie by omitting the meat, adding some veggies and using non dairy cheese. so good. We did a half recipe and it turned out perfect. 

BREAD -Ciabetta – how about a tuna melt with the Mt View cheese? 

DAIRY

  • Mt View baby swiss/gouda – how about fondue with the Ciabetta? yum. 
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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.

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What’s in the CSA, on the FarmBus and at the Market 12/15+16

Hello Members! Here is our menu for the upcoming week’s share.  Keep in mind this menu may still change as we are still getting available items in. 

A reminder that we are on CSA Winter holiday the last 2 weeks of December and will return the first week of January – no CSA shares during that time.  Next week is our last share of December. If you are biweekly and received a share this past week, you will return the first week of January. If you are biweekly and receive a share next week, you will return the second week of January. Check your online dashboard calendars for your schedule if you are unsure.

Holds:If you are away next week, or the first week of January when we return, please put your share on hold, or ask me to help you. Our network of donation families is especially appreciative of donated shares this year. Thank you for considering donating your held share. 

Tofu customers: We received word from Twin Oaks that they are ceasing production of the individually packaged tofu – we have some in stock to cover us for next week so you will receive your tofu next week if you ordered it. They are continuing bulk packaging, but we are evaluating if repackaging bulk tofu is something we can realistically and safely do for you – there are multiple things we need to review on this. We sadly may end up having to cancel and refund any seasonal subscriptions. I will let you know what we decide and what to expect. Thank you for your patience. We are saddened by this decision, as it is the world’s best tofu, but we respect and understand that there are a lot of pivots during this challenging time. 

There is a note at the bottom about the MILK!!!! It is delicious and not really Cat Milk! Please enjoy. 

Holiday meats + turkey  If you want these, go ahead and order, and we will have them for you next week. We sitll have duck, bison roasts, steak and filet, pork butt, lamb leg, brisket, turkeys, turkey legs and ground turkey. Turkeys are on the Larger size 18-22 lbs. . Please share with friends and neighbors.

If you love the CSA, please share it with friends – new subscribers save 5% with discount code GRATITUDE! Anyone who joins will earn you a $25 referral reward when they use your name upon sign up! It’s a win win – so share away!

Gift certificates/gift cards – Share the gift of Farm to Family and Local Food with your friends, family and co-workers! We have gift certificates for the CSA online here.  We also have eGiftCards for the RVA Farm to Family Market/FarmBus available at the market/FarmBus  as well as online. Physical giftcards will be available next week.

Gift Baskets – We can make up a gift basket for you with either items of your choosing, or allow us to do a dollar amount. Email me if you are interested in a gift basket. 

Yard Signs – We will have yard signs at Eastern Market and Farm to Family Market and can drop off for you if you are home delivered. We get a tremendous response from this type of marketing. If you would like a yard sign – let us know. Thank you for sharing us with your neighbors and friends. 

PRODUCE Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va. 

MEAT – 

  • chuck roast or
  • whole chicken

BREAD – Billy Bread rustic sourdough – remember to let it breathe with the plastic bag or it will mold. I usually put mine in the fridge after a day.

DAIRY

  • Goat cheese