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DC Farmers Markets – more chanterelles, watermelons, peaches and berries

watermelon

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, 225 7th Street SE 4-7pm, Wednesday – Patriots Plaza, 315 E Street, SW 11-6:30 pm. If you have questions regarding the markets, please call or text Mark at 804-397-7337.
Please know that Mark will be away for the next two weeks. There will be NO Patriots Plaza drops or market next week 8/17, or the week after, 8/24, resuming the week after, 8/31 – If you get your CSA at Patriots Plaza, your share pickup is moved to Tuesday at Eastern Market, 4-7pm.  PLEASE VISIT US AT EASTERN MARKET ON TUESDAYS!
here are some highlights:

Produce

  • raspberries
  • watermelon
  • sugarcube cantaloupes – these  have been outstanding!
  • white peaches – oh these should be lovely. For the drinking crowd, try turning these into your summer favorite cooler.
  • carrots
  • Tuscan kale
  • spinach
  • paddy pan/mexican squash — these go really well on the grill and are super tasty. They are also fun to stuff. These are old-timers favorites, so have Grandma over for dinner.
  • pablano peppers
  • sweet banana peppers
  • chanterelles  – these are known as the Queen of the Forest and are really a tasty treat. Our West Virginia forager got these for us. We have been having fun with them all week. To clean, lightly brush debris off with a brush or towel, no need to wash with water unless they are really dirty, then only wash what you have to and drain. You can cook as with any mushroom, but they do have a very delicate flavor so keep that in mind — our favorite is simply just to sautee in butter, and season with salt and pepper. Here are some ideas from Food + Wine to get you started.
  • tomatoes – we’ll have red, but maybe green too. Naturally we think of fried green tomatoes, but you can use them in a lot of really cool ways.

FRUIT

  • Blackberries
  • blueberries
  • peaches

CHEESE

  • Peachy Family Mozzarella

MEAT – its all about Southernmost Maple this week and they are renowned for their maple syrup, sausage, apple butter, barbecue and sauce! We love the Puffenberger family from Bolar, VA (in Highland Country near Monterey), and Mark’s stepdad has been friends with Mike for 30 years. We love how they integrate maple syrup into everything. They provide wonderful hospitality, are a stop during the annual Maple Festival, and have their own Fall Harvest Festival. If you are just in the area you can shop at their Country Store. They also have cozy cabins you can rent (we spent last Thanksgiving with them and it was wonderful.) They are a Mennonite family, so are NOT open on Sunday – but you are welcome to worship with them, as they have services open to all on Sundays.

  • Puff’s (Southernmost Maple) pork BBQ – these are pulled and ready to heat and eat.
  • Puff’s (Southernmost Maple) chicken BBQ – these are pulled and ready to heat and eat.
  • maple sausage – ridiculously tasty.

PANTRY
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 farmshares@thefarmbus.com

Happy Cooking!
Suzi

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: www.thefarmbus.com

Please forward resume to mark@thefarmbus.com or call 804-397-7337

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