We congratulate Omar Flores and his wife on the birth of their new baby, who joins their two year old. The share list is late this week because of the birth! We wish mama and baby vibrant health and many blessings. Baby is super cute and I hope to have a picture to share with you soon.
I have 2 shares to sell for members who are moving:
5x biweekly full share with fruit add-on which would either this week 7/18 for EM/Richmond, or next week, 7/25, all locations, for $675.
I also have 2x shares of produce and choice of either meat or dairy for $158- this also makes a great gift. Member fees waived. If people are interested, they need to email me firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will manually set them up.
Thanks everyone and happy cooking.
Here is what is in the share, subject to change:
orange cherry tomatoes
fairy tale eggplant
bitter melon – used in Asian medicine for a host of benefits. Here’s what Dr. Axe says. And recipes.
tomatillos – My tomatillos this year were volunteers, and are a huge patch in the middle of the yard. They are awesome!! We put them in all sorts of things, and love to make raw salsa verde, ready in moments by putting in the blender, or you can get all fancy and grill your peppers like Jamie Oliver. Here are a bunch of other ways to use it.
baby celery – one of my favorite things. you’ll never want to use store celery again.
Austrian crescent fingerling potatoes from Dominic Carpin
cantaloupe or blackberries
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.
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.
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
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
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.
If you are like many of our customers, you often look at a vegetable and think, “What can I do with this?” Oftentimes this way of thinking can limit your interest in trying new things as cooking with different foods can seem overwhelming. Below is a tasty AND simple recipe for eggplant, using seasonal ingredients.
Turned On Eggplant Pizza
Originally from the Hippie /Kitchen Cookbook (pg. 95) by Jean Johnson, Amended by Devin Hunter (F2F Market Coordinator)
1 medium- sized eggplant per person, sliced in half long ways
Handful of arugula, spinach, or other leafy green of your liking
5-10 leaves of fresh basil depending on preference, chopped
Red Wine Vinegar (or may I suggest one of the delicious Bombolini vinegars)
Salt & pepper to taste Details:
Slice eggplant long ways and lightly brush with olive oil. Place eggplant halves on barbecue over low heat with the lid on. Grill until desired tenderness. Work additional olive oil over the chopped basil and greens. The oil helps keep the basil from discoloring. Once the greens are coated, drizzle with vinegar. It will bead up nicely and offer tiny tart hints of flavor. Put all toppings on pizza and enjoy!
We are in the heart of summer fruits and vegetables and the market is overflowing: corn, tomatoes, peaches, plums, watermelons, cantaloupes, honey dews, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, figs, grapes, squash and eggplant — 8-10 varieties weekly! Peppers, onions, potatoes, beans, cabbages — Grab and Go boxes are available every day filled with the best the market has to offer.
Tomatoes of all varieties are in season grown right here at BusFarm — Heirlooms for salads and sandwiches, romas for sauces and to sun-dry, big red slicers for sandwiches (try our Henricos vs Hanover!), Sungold cherry tomatoes sweet as candy.