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What’s in the CSA, on the FarmBus and at the Market 12/15+16

Hello Members! Here is our menu for the upcoming week’s share.  Keep in mind this menu may still change as we are still getting available items in. 

A reminder that we are on CSA Winter holiday the last 2 weeks of December and will return the first week of January – no CSA shares during that time.  Next week is our last share of December. If you are biweekly and received a share this past week, you will return the first week of January. If you are biweekly and receive a share next week, you will return the second week of January. Check your online dashboard calendars for your schedule if you are unsure.

Holds:If you are away next week, or the first week of January when we return, please put your share on hold, or ask me to help you. Our network of donation families is especially appreciative of donated shares this year. Thank you for considering donating your held share. 

Tofu customers: We received word from Twin Oaks that they are ceasing production of the individually packaged tofu – we have some in stock to cover us for next week so you will receive your tofu next week if you ordered it. They are continuing bulk packaging, but we are evaluating if repackaging bulk tofu is something we can realistically and safely do for you – there are multiple things we need to review on this. We sadly may end up having to cancel and refund any seasonal subscriptions. I will let you know what we decide and what to expect. Thank you for your patience. We are saddened by this decision, as it is the world’s best tofu, but we respect and understand that there are a lot of pivots during this challenging time. 

There is a note at the bottom about the MILK!!!! It is delicious and not really Cat Milk! Please enjoy. 

Holiday meats + turkey  If you want these, go ahead and order, and we will have them for you next week. We sitll have duck, bison roasts, steak and filet, pork butt, lamb leg, brisket, turkeys, turkey legs and ground turkey. Turkeys are on the Larger size 18-22 lbs. . Please share with friends and neighbors.

If you love the CSA, please share it with friends – new subscribers save 5% with discount code GRATITUDE! Anyone who joins will earn you a $25 referral reward when they use your name upon sign up! It’s a win win – so share away!

Gift certificates/gift cards – Share the gift of Farm to Family and Local Food with your friends, family and co-workers! We have gift certificates for the CSA online here.  We also have eGiftCards for the RVA Farm to Family Market/FarmBus available at the market/FarmBus  as well as online. Physical giftcards will be available next week.

Gift Baskets – We can make up a gift basket for you with either items of your choosing, or allow us to do a dollar amount. Email me if you are interested in a gift basket. 

Yard Signs – We will have yard signs at Eastern Market and Farm to Family Market and can drop off for you if you are home delivered. We get a tremendous response from this type of marketing. If you would like a yard sign – let us know. Thank you for sharing us with your neighbors and friends. 

PRODUCE Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va. 

MEAT – 

  • chuck roast or
  • whole chicken

BREAD – Billy Bread rustic sourdough – remember to let it breathe with the plastic bag or it will mold. I usually put mine in the fridge after a day.

DAIRY

  • Goat cheese
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What’s in the CSA Share, on the FarmBus and at the Market

Here is our menu for the upcoming week’s highlights.  Keep in mind this menu may still change as we are still getting available items in. 

Richmonders — The FarmBus is out and about – please help us spread the word! We plan to have it open in the Fan at the Starbucks on Robinson with Morgan on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Mark will have it out and about on the weekend for neighborhood and house calls. Call Mark at 804-397-7337 to schedule your visit, or email farmshares@thefarmbus.com

Holiday meats + turkey  are available for your Winter Holiday celebrations – bison roasts, steak and filet, pork butt, lamb leg, brisket, turkeys, turkey legs and ground turkey. Turkeys are on the Larger size 18-22 lbs. After you order, message me when you want it – date and where. Please share with friends and neighbors.

If you love the CSA, please share it with friends – new subscribers save 5% with discount code GRATITUDE! Anyone who joins will earn you a $25 referral reward when they use your name upon sign up! It’s a win win – so share away! One of our members has to move out of state and is looking for someone to take over their Full biweekly share – value $892.78 including fees etc – this can be put towards any type of share, anywhere, or any frequency and I can do installments. Ask your friends and neighbors. 

Yard Signs – We will have yard signs at Eastern Market and Farm to Family Market and can drop off for you if you are home delivered. We get a tremendous response from this type of marketing. If you would like a yard sign – let us know. Thank you for sharing us with your neighbors and friends. 

PRODUCE Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va. 

MEAT – 

BREAD – Prairie Grain mix; 

BREAD – Prairie Grain mix

DAIRY

  • Mountain View cheese mix
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What’s in the Share and in the Market – 7/15-19 –Summer is HOT!!

Blackberries will be heading your way soon!

 Here is what we anticipate being in the share this coming week, subject to change.  If you have gotten Chef items in jars – please bring them back or leave them in your delivery bin for us to retrieve so Chef can make more. Thanks. 

PRODUCE * indicates small share. Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va.

FRUIT SHARE/from Agriberry

  • Blackberries
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries

PANTRY SHARE 

  • TBD

MEAT SHARE

BREAD

  • Prairie Grain Zucchini bread

DAIRY

  • Cheese – Assorted cheddars
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What’s in the Share and at the Market 7/2

Dear members — here is what we anticipate being in the share next week – subject to change. If you will be away for the July 4 holiday, but have not yet held your share, please email asap so we can hold you and adjust our counts for the farms. Thank you. 

PRODUCE * indicates small share. Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va.

FRUIT SHARE/from Agriberry

PANTRY SHARE 

MEAT SHARE

BREAD

  • Billy Bread rustic sourdough –  Note that Billy Bread is now available to add on in the Bakery section! 

DAIRY

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What’s in the Share/Market — Recipes for 5/13+14

This week we have oysters and clams from Rappahannock River Oyster in the shell, and pints and quarts of shucked oysters. We are loving the garlic scapes and how they go so beautifully with the shellfish.

For those of you interested in cooking at home with your kids, or learning a few super easy delicious vegan dishes for yourself, the Sarno Bros. Wicked Healthy Food have made their Wicked Healthy Kids online cooking classes free. I love these guys. They are revolutionizing plant based meals.

Here is the preview menu of what we think will be in the share/Market.. The menu may change between now and when you actually receive it especially due to this weekend’s freezing temps. We are particularly watching its effects on the strawberries and other delicate items. We will try to let members know any major changes by email, and also post on our Facebook page, Facebook group, and on Instagram. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns! 

PRODUCE * indicates small share. Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague, Va.

FRUIT SHARE – Strawberries – please know there is a real chance that we may not have strawberries because of the freeze. It is possible that you will have subs, or partial subs with some of the delicious fruit value added products. Thank you for your patience with Mother Nature. 

PANTRY – TBD we are waiting to see what happens with the strawberries to see what you will get. 

OYSTERS + CLAMS

Rappahanock oysters and clams –  Topping, VA Check our facebook group for the video I made on how to open them, but please wear gloves. Here are some recipe suggestions Grill themOven roaststeam, or try one of these . Clams – Here’s how to roast, grill, steam and chowder them. Your oysters will be in a lightly tied plastic bag — when you get home, open the bag a little more so they can breathe, and put them in a cool part of your fridge. Please use your clams quickly as they are fragile. It is also good to use your oysters as soon as possible for best fresh flavor, as they are hardier, they will be ok in your fridge for a few days if you don’t get to them.  When you are ready to prepare your shellfish – look them over carefully and discard any that may be open. 

ALT MEATS for those of you who opted out of the oysters/clams. If you have not done this, let me know ASAP, otherwise you will get oysters. 

  • Polyface Breakfast links – here are some cool ways to use them for breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) including french toast egg cups, and breakfast mac and cheese
  • Lamb shanks – these are best cooked low and slow. try red wine braised lamb shanks with garlic and maple glazed veggies (use up any root veggies left over). 
  • whole trout – Virginia Trout Company Monterey, VA –  – so delicious and cook quickly. I usually just panfry with butter (or olive oil) and season with salt and pepper, or you can roll in cornmeal. easy! These are cleaned and ready to go – you can cut off the head if it bothers you and use it for fish stock. 

BREAD

  • Billy Bread – Rustic Sourdough — This is the famous Billy Bread!  Don’t distress if it starts to get hard before you can eat it all, although it is easy to eat it all at once – it is so delicious. Here are some ways to revive and  use leftover sourdough bread. 

DAIRY

  • Cheese -chevre – Goats R Us, Blackstone, VA – Robin and John have been with us as farmers for many years and we love their delicious creamy cheese. It freezes well if you aren’t going to eat it right away. Here are some ways to get you started with your goat cheese. 

TOFU for those with tofu add ons —Twin Oaks, Louisa, VA.  As so many of you are getting the incredible Twin Oaks tofu (available here – best tofu ever! ) Here is an easy roast tofu with veggies.  And there are a lot of recipes on the Twin Oaks site.