CSA Recipes – Brussel Sprouts! Yum!

brusselsprouts markHello members! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! We will be resuming our regular DC Market schedule: Tuesday at Eastern Market 4-7pm (members only), Wednesday at Patriot’s Plaza 315 E Street, SW, 11-6pm, and Thursday at our Pop-Up on Capitol Hill at E Capitol Street, NE at 8th Street, NE 11-7pm.

Here are the share items for this week:

Produce Share:


Brussels sprouts
^Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for some tang!




Besides supplying good amounts of protein, phosphorus, and zinc, beet greens are also a great source of fiber. Packed with antioxidants, they’re high in vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese, and low in fat and cholesterol.”
^We made this for supper a few weeks ago and it is SO good!


^Two different apple and cabbage slaw recipes. Delicious served alone, or use to top your BBQ sandwich! I like to add pumpkin seeds if serving as a side dish.

Butternut Squash

Spaghetti Squash
^Vegan recipe! Substitute tofu and vegan cheeses for real cheeses if you limit your soy intake.



Shiitake mushrooms

And a recipe idea for all your Thanksgiving leftovers! Pot pie!


One Whole Trout

Two Trout Fillets

Puff’s BBQ
^Make BBQ sandwiches or tacos and top with the cabbage and apple slaw above!

Amish Maple Sausage

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Farm to Family Fall CSA to Begin October 22nd, 2013 – A Few Spots Still Available!

Fresh, seasonal fruits and veg, grass-fed meats and dairy, soyfoods, bread and more!


We are very excited about the new Fall/Winter CSA season and hope you are too! We want to make sure that everyone understands that we are NOT starting the CSA this coming week as previously planned, but instead will be starting next week.

We had many delaying issues including wet, wet, weather which made it necessary for us to start next week.  More info will be forthcoming on the schedule and drop sites, so stay posted! Please let us know if you have questions about anything, or concerns about the delay in starting.



There is still time to join for this coming season if you have not signed up, are still on the fence, or have friends and neighbors who are interested. Slots are still open. Our new online membership management tool makes it easy to manage your shares and pay online. We do offer flexibility, mid-season sign up, hold options, donations, payment plans and the ability to join using credit/debit, check, cash and EBT/Food Stamps. Please forward our  CSA  info and sign up  to friends, family and co-workers.

We are currently working on some drop sites that include, or may not yet appear, on the website. We are open to more dropsites – a minimum of 5 people are needed to make it viable. If you are interested contact us at





  • George Washington University (student 10% discount)*
  • Allison StreetNW DC*
  • Falls Church, VA*
  • Eastern Market
  • Andrews Air Force Base


  • Home Delivery within city limits and 1 mile radius outside
  • Farm to Family Market (drop only)
  • Glenside Drive *
  • VCU/Fan * (Student 10% discount)
  • Church Hill
  • Southside/Westover Hills/Forest Hills
  • New Kent/Patriots Landing
  • Mechanicsville/Ash Creek
  • Lakeside
  • Brandermill/Midlothian
  • Chester/Hopewell
Petersburg/Ft. Lee/VSU (student 10% discount)
  • Randolph Macon College/Ashland (10% student discount)
  • Fredericksburg *

Want to be a host in the above area or add a dropsite? Sponsor a drop at your home, office, church or gym — 5 person minimum needed –  for every 5 people who join, you receive a free option. Get 15 people to join, and you get a complete option — FREE! Contact us for more info.

Eastern Market Pick Up
Eastern Market Pick Up








We have a number of ways you can save money, get great food, and support local farmers and economy:

  • Previous members automatically receive a  5% loyalty renewal discount (can’t be combined with any other discount) as our Thank You.
  • We offer a one time 10% discount for anyone who signs up for a FULL PACKAGE  (includes meat, dairy, veg bread) and pays in full up front.
  • We offer a one time 10% discount for active/former military (we’ll need to see proof).
  • ACTIVE STUDENTS!! We offer a one time 10% discount for University/College drop members (minimum 5 students needed per drop.)
  • We offer a $25 referral credit (or cash) for anyone you refer who signs up.
  • Sponsor a drop at your home, office, church or gym — 5 person minimum needed –  for every 5 people who join, you receive a free option. Get 15 people to join, and you get a complete option — FREE!

Many thanks again! Please let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns.


Mark + Suzi Lilly

804-767-8570 Office

804-397-7337 Mark Cell

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2013 Spring / Summer CSA Farm Shares – Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC

Join Today! Applications now being accepted!

Strawberries, spring onions, bibb lettuce, apples and more!

We are now accepting applications for the Spring/Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Shares in Richmond, VA, Washington, DC (Capitol Hill at Eastern Market/NW at Maret School) and surrounding areas to start the 2nd week of April running 24 weeks (6 months) through September.

Our CSA Farm Share program is a versatile, flexible program that includes locally produced food options, payment plans, and open enrollment/pro-rated join-anytime membership. Bi-weekly/weekly frequency will vary with location site and interest. Check out our dropsites on this map which include metro DC, Richmond, NoVa, Northern Neck, New Kent, Chesterfield and more. Note that not all sites are confirmed, as we need 10 members per site to make it work, so let us know your interest/commitment ASAP! For more info on our CSA Farm Shares, to download an application and join, visit our CSA page.

BusFarm, our Urban Farm, supplies fresh food for our market and CSA Farm Shares

We work with notable farms/producers like Polyface FarmsMt Vernon FarmsProspect FarmEdmond’s FarmMt. View FarmGoats r UsOld Church CreameryGreen Fence FarmPampatike Organic FarmPromise Land PasturesTuckahoe Lamb and Cattle CompanySausage CraftAgriberry and Twin Oaks along with our own non-profit urban farm and agricultural educational center, BusFarm. Your CSA farm share directly supports BusFarm. See BusFarm in action!

We are EBT, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, WAPF and food allergy friendly. We offer payment plans. Got an issue? Ask us and we’ll see if we can accommodate you!  We donate missed pickups (without prior arrangements) to needy families. You can also sponsor a family for one time, or the whole season. Contact us for info on being a sponsor.

Options include:

Produce, Dairy, Meats, Soy, Bread and other good foods are available.
  • Seasonal produce – locally grown on small farms with no to minimum sprays, pesticides. Some of our farms have organic certifications, but others choose to grow with organic methods, without certification.
  • Grass-fed/pastured meats like beef, pork, bison, trout, oysters/clams, lamb, sausage, chicken. No hormones, antibiotics and we work with small, humane family farms.
  • Grass-fed dairy with milk, butter, yogurt, cheeses from Mountain View, Goats R Us, Old Church Creamery. No hormones, antibiotics and we work with small, humane family farms.
  • Package — Fondly called “The Whole SheBang” by our long-time members, this includes produce, meat, dairy (including eggs) and bread. Purchase and pre-pay the package, and receive a discount.
  • Bread/Gluten Free Bread
  • Eggs
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Dog Treats
  • Body Care
  • Soy
  • a la carte items like honey, jam, baked goods, and more are available

Want to see what you might get in your share? Check out these pictures!

Get Involved/Earn Free Food — Be a Drop Site

Farm to Family Farm Share drop on Capitol Hill at Eastern Market

Want to get involved and earn free food by hosting a drop-site at your home, worksite, church or community center? Contact us for more info. Recruit friends, family, neighbors, church members and co-workers to make it happen. Create community! Eat fresh, local, healthy food!


For more info on our CSA Farm Shares, or to download an application and join, visit our CSA page.