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JOIN NOW! Fall/Winter USA Farm Share Memberships Available for RVA/DC

We are now accepting members for our bi-weekly Fall/Winter USA Farm Share programs in Richmond, VA and in Washington, DC which starts Tuesday, October 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill, Wednesday October 17 in NW DC at the Maret School, and Thursday, October 18 in Richmond, VA.

  • Our USA Farm Shares are a flexible program that include options of seasonal, local fruits/vegetables, grass-fed/pastured meats, grass-fed dairy and add-ons of eggs, bread, soyfoods, pet treats, coffee, pizza/pasta and bodycare (soaps, lotions and potions). Everything in our shares is locally sourced. Your USA Farm Share membership supports our non-profit urban farm, BusFarm and other local farms and artisanal food makers.

You can download our Fall/Winter 2012-13 applications here:

PICKUP LOCATIONS:
  • NW DC – NW DC – Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Ave NW, 20008 (lower parking lot) Wed. 3-7 pm – UPDATED!
  • Capitol Hill – Eastern Market, Farmer’s Line, 225 7th St, NE, Washington DC 20003. Tues. 3-7pm
  • Richmond – Farm to Family Market, 2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike Turnpike. Richmond, VA 23223. Wed. 11 am (pickup can be any day, but we suggest Wed. or Thurs. to insure freshness of your share). Corporate shares are available for groups of 25 or more. Please email farmshares@thefarmbus.comor call 804-767-8570 for more info.
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Mayor’s Youth Academy Urban Gardeners

BusFarm was grateful to host the Mayor’s Youth Academy Urban Gardeners this past summer under the expert direction of Lisa Taranto with assistance from Harris Wheeler, Terry Clancy and Janelle Waldron. We really enjoyed having these young people at our urban farm a couple times a week and getting to know them. Some of the work they did was composting, harvesting vegetables, planting seeds, weeding, building beds and developing the soil. New foods were tried, but watermelon remained the favorite snack. One of the highlights of the season was that the gardeners were able to attend the compost workshop that Will Allen from Growing Power did for us. It was hot, hard sweaty work and we appreciate so much all your help and we hope to see you next year!

Elli Morris Photography

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Maureen McDonnell, Virginia’s First Lady, Recognizes Farm to Family/BusFarm

Virginia's First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Mark Lilly, Farm to Family
Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Mark Lilly, Farm to Family at the 2010 Virginia Weight of the State Obesity Conference

Virginia’s First LadyMaureen McDonnell, recently sent a letter of  recognition for the efforts Farm to Family and BusFarm are making towards encouraging people to eat healthy and become more food secure. We first met Mrs. McDonnell when she visited the Farm Bus at the Virginia Weight of the State Conference in May, 2010. We are very grateful for her ongoing support for Farm to Family/BusFarm and her sincere dedication to the good health and well being for all the people of Virginia.

Weight of the State honorary chairwoman was Virginia First Lady, Maureen McDonnell. We were honored to have her visit the Farm to Family bus. Mark was one of the pre-conference speakers, and everyone got an opportunity to tour the bus.

Photos courtesy of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.

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Urban Farm Photo Gallery

We are growing our urban farm, BusFarm, which is part of the non-profit initiatives of Farm to Family. Many hands make light work!