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Week of July 5th Farmer’s Markets/CSA – Summer Favorites


Week of July 5th Farmer’s Markets/CSA – Summer Favorites

We hope you had an amazing 4th of July celebrating our country’s Independence! Mark has some truly inspired local goods for you this week! Our Thursday Market is still on hold, please visit our other Markets: Tuesday – Eastern Market 4-7pm, Wednesday – Patriots Plaza 11-6:30 pm.


Here are the highlights:


  • Italian eggplant – not all eggplant are the same, and you will get several different varieties this season. Here’s a guide. The ones you get this week are perfect for classic italian favorites like rattouille, rollatini, caponata and parmesan because of their larger size. When I was in my early 20s I lived in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn (classic Sicilian Italian (ssssh aka mafia neighborhood – it was all about respect) and my introduction to eggplant. Here are 101 recipes to use eggplant Sicilian style (Mark’s mother’s grandmother’s family is from Sicily).
  • hanover tomatoes – Hanover tomatoes are known for their special deliciousness. It is because of the wonderful sandy soil.  And we are lucky enough to be just a short hop skip and jump from Hanover County. Make a sandwich! And here are some other ideas.
  • cukes
  • onions
  • yellow summer squash – Try Squash Cassserole! I discovered this gluten free version and have made it 3 times this week. (our garden has exploded.) I never even missed the cheese.
  • corn – grilled street corn, Mexican Style
  • green beens
  • blackberries – drink them! here are berry drink recipes.
  • raspberries
  • mushrooms
  • pablano, jalapeño purple peppers
  • turnip greens  Kale
  • potatoes



Jam, sorghum molasses, Virginia peanuts, local honey, maple syrup, hot sauce, soaps and other local goods!

All items are subject to availability! Get there early to get the best stuff! For more info on specifics, Call Mark at 804-397-7337 or email

Happy Cooking!

We’re Hiring for a Farmer’s Market Assistant + Interns

Farm to Family, based in Richmond, VA, has an immediate part time JOB opening for Farmer’s Market Associate/Customer Service for our well-established pop-up markets + CSA on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Interships also available.

Schedule is currently Tuesday 2-7pm; Wed 9-7pm, Thursday 10-7pm (25-30 hrs/wk). $12/hr to start based on experience – advancement opportunities exist to grow with our company.

Job duties include but not limited to:

. Market management including customer service and sales, staffing, forecasting, reports
· Educating and interacting with community members at CSA pick-ups, farmers markets, and more.

· Marketing experience including social media and events

· Must be able to do heavy lifting

· Setup, breakdown of farmer’s markets

· Assist with CSA delivery
Skillset and Experience:

· Experience with retail, CSA model as well as farmers markets a+ including inventory management, ordering, interaction with farmers and vendors.

. Excel, Microsoft word, Square, Powerpoint, graphic design a plus.

· Excellent customer service skills required

· High level of responsibility reliability, motivation, passion about local food and a willingness to learn required

· Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff = Required

· Must be able to do heavy lifting – Required

· Clean driver’s license/ability to drive a box truck a +
This is a year-round position for someone who is enthusiastic about growing the CSA and Farmer’s Market experience with us.

For more info about us:

Please forward resume to or call 804-397-7337

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