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Gift Certificate and Winter Season Sale

Solve last minute gift dilemmas with the gift of local food and take advantage of our Gift Certificate/CSA Share SALE! Give (or receive!) the Gift of Local Food and Support our Farmers! Receive 20% off all Winter season CSA shares and Gift Certificates over $100 with discount coupon code HOL2017 thru 12/31 (Enter code at checkout when prompted.)

Gift certificates can be put towards Spring/Winter shares (when they go up) the current season, or any of our add-ons or Stand Alone items.  Visit our online storefront to purchase winter season shares and Stand Alone items (1x shares, add ons) which can be put in the name of your gifted one (or yourself.)

Our CSA serves the Richmond, VA and Capitol Hill/Washington, DC areas.  Happy gifting!

 

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What’s in the share/Recipes – 11/28 + 29

Hi members, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to have you all in our lives and as members this season. You are a very important part of the local food system and support the farmers we work with. I’m sure you don’t want to hear about more food, but maybe as Tuesday and Wednesday rolls around, you will be more ready. Recipes will follow, I just wanted to get this preview out so you can plan. Remember this list is subject to change. I will do my best to let you know of any changes.

And we will be taking orders for Christmas Trees and Wreaths! I’ll have info on pricing hopefully up on the website soon along with delivery availability, Mark is still working that out with our tree farmer, Gerald Jones. They are spray free Frasier Firs, very beautiful and fragrant, and well balanced.

PRODUCE

  • BREAD – Prairie Grain
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What’s in the Share – 11/7+8 – Oysters + Clams!!

Rappahannock River Oysters

This is a really delicious share for you this week! We have a few turkeys and bison roasts left, and you can order them and pay your $20 deposit via our online ordering. They are open to non-members as stand-alone items.

PRODUCE

MEAT

Oysters + Clams –how to shuck an oyster with Chef Pete at Merroir. How to prepare them raw  use your leeks, or green onions! Grill them. Here’s a few other methods of cooking like roasting, and steaming. Here’s how to steam clams. Here’s the Ultlimate Pasta with Clams Make oyster shooters. You can use sake, tequila, vodka etc. Look them up. You’ll be in heaven.

or

Alternate – ground sausage, cornish game hen, ground beef

BREAD

Prairie Grain

CHEESE

Eberly Cheddar assortment – swiss chard quiche with a rice crust

FRUIT

apples – make a fruit and cheese plate!

pears

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What’s in the Share – Week 2 – Time to reserve your Holiday Polyface Farm Turkey

Welcome to Week 2 of our CSA! This will be the first pickup for our 7th/G Capitol Hill, DC Home Delivery, Farm to Family biweekly, and some of you at Eastern Market. This is week 2 for our Eastern Market and Farm to Family weeklies. Remember you can check your calendar to see when your share is expected by logging into your member dashboard. If you have questions or difficulties on how to do that, let me know.

Polyface turkeys – It’s time to reserve your turkey for the holidays. Turkeys are $5.75/lb and are available in 12-14 lbs, 14-16 lbs, 16-18 lbs and 18-22 lbs.  You can order your turkey and pay $20 deposit thru your dashboards. After ordering, email with TURKEY in the subject and let me know what size range you want, and if you want it Thanksgiving week or before the winter holidays, and we will do our best to match you up. Balance will be due upon delivery (we will email you with balance due amount.) I will also have other holiday meats available: pork, lamb, beef and bison roasts/lamb/leg etc. We can also get oysters/clams. Email me with your interest – HOLIDAY MEATS in subject.

Produce

Fruit

  • raspberries – if available
  • apples
  • pears

Bread – Prairie Grain

Cheese – Mix from the same dairy as milk and butter

Meat

Yogurt – How to make Greek style, if you prefer a thicker style. Otherwise, its wonderful just as is. You can add fruit, honey, maple syrup or jam to sweeten. Here’s a video on how easy it is. I usually line a strainer with a clean tea towel,  put it in a saucepan and put the lid on it.  You can strain it for a long time, and make yogurt cheese, which you can use in place of cream cheese. Use your left over whey in smoothies, or to ferment veggies with. Pets love it. It is also great to cook with yogurt – I use it to replace sour cream and ricotta cheese in my recipes.

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Welcome Fall! What’s in the Share: Week 1

photo from High Mowing seeds

Hi members, We are so excited to start our Fall CSA next week. Below is a preview for what’s in the share this week. Remember this is what we think you will get, it may switch around, and I will post any changes on our Facebook page.

Polyface turkeys – Its time to reserve your turkey for the holidays. Turkeys are $5.75/lb and are available in 12-14 lbs, 14-16 lbs, 16-18 lbs and 18-22 lbs.  You can order your turkey and pay $20 deposit thru your dashboards. After ordering,email what size range you want, and if you want it Thanksgiving week or before the winter holidays, and we will do our best to match you up. Balance will be due upon delivery (we will email you with balance due amount.) I will also have other holiday meats available: pork, lamb, beef and bison roasts/lamb/leg etc. We can also get oysters/clams. Email me with your interest.

Let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Happy Cooking!

Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms

Produce

Meats
2 bison steaks – Here’s a primer on how to cook grass-fed primer – read this before you cook it, especially if you haven’t cooked grass-fed bison before. Make balsamic and herb bison steak salad.

Bread – Prairie Grain (assorted) – grilled tomato, basil and goat cheese sandwiches

Cheese – hard aged Goat – double goat cheese salad with tomatoes and cukes- you’ll need soft goat cheese also (or just omit), so if in DC, visit Mr Peachy, our Amish farmer friend down the Farmer line at Eastern Market.

Yogurt – How to make Greek style. Here’s a video on how easy it is. I usually line a strainer with a clean tea towel,  put it in a saucepan and put the lid on it.  You can strain it for a long time, and make yogurt cheese, which you can use in place of cream cheese. Use your left over whey in smoothies, or to ferment veggies with. Pets love it. It is also great to cook with yogurt – I use it to replace sour cream and ricotta cheese in my recipes.