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Week 5 CSA – Turkey delivery and Thanksgiving Ideas

12227760_10153575046975935_5580248392287224796_nHi Folks, Its the week before Thanksgiving and Mark will be bringing all kinds of extra goodies to tempt your table. We will also have the all important turkey basters and gravy separators at a good price! (for real!) We will also have:

  • heirloom pumpkins perfect for pie and soup
  • jams – all flavors
  • chocolate sauce – many flavors
  • coffee
  • peanuts – many flavors
  • sorghum molasses – great in baking and sauces
  • maple syrup
  • granola – for breakfast, or use with apple recipes
  • nut butters
  • salsa
  • polenta and grits
  • honey
  • applesauce
  • hot sauce
  • fermented veggies and krauts

We still have turkeys, more than we expected. So if you are wanting one, please let me know asap, and please share with friends and relatives that we have them.  otherwise, I’ll be eating turkey for the next year. People can pick them up next week also, or before Winter holiday break.

Here is the very important turkey defrost guide, which includes cold water thawing if you need to speed things up.

Here is an easy brining recipe from Sheri Salatin at Polyface.

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Meat

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CSA/Farm Market Recipes

Pan-Fried Fennel

  • SERVINGS 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium fennel bulbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs, for dredging
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Green Pasture coconut oil, just enough to yield about 1/4 inch in the pan

Directions

  1. Remove tops and fronds from fennel bulbs. Slice each bulb in half widthwise. Cut each half into slices about 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Pour flour into a medium bowl and bread crumbs into another. Season with the salt and pepper. Crack eggs into a third bowl; whisk until frothy. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge fennel lightly in flour, then in egg, and then in bread crumbs, shaking off excess after each step.
  3. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Check to make sure the oil is hot enough by tossing a pinch of flour into the pan. If the flour sizzles, the oil is ready.
  4. Fry fennel slices until golden brown on each side, about 30 seconds per side, working in batches so as not to crowd pan. Drain on paper towels; season with salt. Serve hot.
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2013 Spring / Summer CSA Farm Shares – Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC

Join Today! Applications now being accepted!

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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:

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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!

BE HAPPY! EAT LOCAL!

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

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Joel Salatin visits Farm to Family Bus

Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms visits the bus and talks to bus owner Mark Lilly during the FRESH screening for Congress reception at Poste Moderne Brasserie, Washington, DC, May 21, 2010.

Video by Tristen Scheitle; edited by Suzi Miles-Lilly.