Dear Market Customers and CSA members,
Thank you all for your participation and support. As always, please let your friends and family know that they can still sign up, it is not too late!
- doTERRA Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet class — Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pm at the Market. Learn how to care for your families First Aid needs naturally using doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils. Teen friendly. FREE! Bring a friend!
- FarmBus is at the Good Day RVA Fundraiser at Hardywood Craft Brewery on Saturday, May 17, 2pm – 10pm. Bands, Beer, Food Trucks and more!
We are working with Wind Haven Farm this summer to bring you beautiful fresh flowers. Wind Haven Farm provides locally grown, sustainable flowers grown on a small property, only two acres, right in Middlesex, Virginia. Wind Haven Farm was started by Jenny Maloney as recent as last fall. She is now making a life-long dream come true. She cultivated her passion for flowers during her days at Dayspring Farm where she was in charge of their CSA flower shares.
From Jenny: “Dayspring Farm was training me to quiet my mind, let things go, and just be at peace with my life and my creativity. I also felt like I could live in the country and make a living! CSA farming also allowed me to be a part of a type of community…. Your customers know you by name and are genuinely thrilled to be part of the farm and supporting local and ecological produce and flowers.
“We decided that we wanted to continue to be a part of local CSA’s, locally owned grocers, and florist operations. Those are the people who are making a huge difference in awareness in food and agriculture, and we want to support them as much as possible.”
We are also going to be offering a CSA Flower Share starting in June. If you would like to get a fresh bouquet from Wind Haven Farm every week or every other week, please sign up through CSAware today!
Check out pictures and like Wind Have Farm on Facebook!
We encourage all of you to try making
Smokey Ramp Tzatziki Sauce:
- About 20 ramps (stems and leaves), roots removed and rinsed well
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
- Dill, a few sprigs, finely chopped
- 2T lemon juice
- 1T olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Find the full recipe online on our friend and customer, E. A. T.‘s blog. This is a great resource for anyone trying to learn how to make themselves delicious, local meals, so check it out! If you are blogging, and have an in-season recipe we need to share, let us know.
As always, things are subject to change, and the whims of mother nature.
This week in VEGGIES:
- Dill from Flores Farm (also good with smoked salmon, capers, and cream cheese)
- Cilantro from Flores Farm
- Onions from Flores Farm
- Butter Head Lettuce from Flores Farm
- Romain Lettuce from Flores Farm
- Radishes from Flores Farm
- Agriberry Strawberries
- Snead’s Farm Asparagus
- Spinach from Flores Farm
- Siberian Kale from Pampatike
- Foraged Ramps
- Swiss Chard from Pampatike
Consider pickling the swiss chard stems using E. A. T.’s recipe!
This week in MEAT:
- Pork Chops
- Ground Beef
- Hot Italian Sausage from Sausage Craft
Sausage Craft is a local, artisanal sausage here in Richmond.
Sausage Craft: “We believe that traditionally and locally-raised livestock provides meat that simply tastes better. And we believe ethically-made products can improve the lot of animals, the environment and your health. That’s why our products are made from humanely-raised meat without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids. No preservatives. No synthetic casings. We only use ingredients that are natural, fresh and flavorful. You should know what’s in your sausage.”
If you have any questions or concerns please call or email us!
Reminder: Please submit all changes to your order by 6 pm on Saturday.
Thank you for choosing Farm to Family, BusFarm, Inc.
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