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Farm to YOUR Table- Chef Prepared Meals on the Menu!

Great News! 

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with a local chef and have added gourmet Prepared Meals using fresh local ingredients (the same as in your CSA!) to the menu and they are available to order for pickup/delivery next week. Deadline to order online is Friday at 5pm for the following week. If you miss the deadline and want to order, email and I can place the order for you. They are also for sale in Richmond at the Farm to Family Market, 2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike, RVA 23223. You do NOT have to be a current member to order. 

This week’s meals come from Richmond, VA Chef Michael Hayes (Awful Arthur’s and Chef Mike’s “Your Craving Is My Command). Meals are frozen and ready to heat.  All are single serve portions this week. We are working on family sized options for next time.

1. Braised lamb shank with sweet potato hash and sweet carrot/ honey scallions. GF – $18

2. Meat loaf with roasted golden beets and garilc chive rutabega/potato mash – $14

3. Marinated tofu with spinach pie and veg fried rice (Vegan contains soy) – $12

4. Pasta with ramps, mixed mushrooms (oyster, maitake and shiitake) with roasted garlic oil. (Vegetarian/contains egg and dairy) – $12

I do not yet have the menu for the following week – but once I have it, I will be sending it out. If you are getting a share the week of the 14th/15th – you need to wait for next week’s menu, and your order deadline will be Friday 4/10.

How to Order

Go to Prepared Meals under Categories on our website and log in or create a log in. Click on the item you wish, and adjust quantity. Let me know if you need help or have difficulty. As the order deadline is Friday at 5pm for next week, and we just got these, please email farmshares@thefarmbus.com with your order and quantity and I can place this for you 

We are looking forward to working with Chef Michael and we appreciate your feedback! Let us know if you have special requests!

Bon Appetit! 

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CHEF SHARES – New CSA Program for Spring/Summer 2013

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2013 Spring/Summer CSA Farm Shares are available for chefs, restaurants, food trucks and caterers in the Richmond and Washington, DC areas.Our  program runs for 24 weeks and begins on Wednesday, April 10th with weekly/bi-weekly shares available. This share is perfect for kitchens who are committed to local, Farm to Table operations, or for those who are looking to integrate more local items into their menu. Local items are perfect for daily specials. Shares will change every time depending on what is available and seasonal. See our Chef Shares page for in-depth info on our professional CSA program.

What might you get in your share?  Download this seasonal chart from the Virginia Department of Agriculture to see what is typical. Please note that this chart is by no means inclusive, doesn’t account for Mother Nature and doesn’t  include available items grown in hoophouses or greenhouses which may transcend the typical mid-Atlantic growing season (salad greens, sprouts, tomatoes, herbs, greens, mushrooms, cucumbers etc.)

Please support our local farmers and Farm to Family.  Together we can make positive changes to our food system, create local resiliency, educate our youth, create jobs and eat healthier.  A portion of our Chef CSA sales will be donated to our NPO BUSFARM and urban farm project, and opportunities for you to get involved by do cooking demos/videos, sharing recipes and participating in other educational activities will be available. Thanks for your support!

JOIN NOW! Download  DC CHEFS Spring 2013 CSA Brochure.

SHARE DESCRIPTIONS

SEASONAL PRODUCE – Vegetables and fruit items are a mix from local farms using organic or natural farming methods (low spray, integrative pest control, etc). Your CHEF CSA shares will be comprised of  seasonal vegetables and fruits. Farmers that we work with and items that are currently in season are here.  If you would like more of a particular item that week let us know a week in advance please i.e. flats of tomatoes or raspberries, boxes of greens etc.  We are happy to do special orders; other wise we will give you a good variety of everything that is local and seasonal. We will do our best to source for you whatever it is you are looking for. Shares are available in Small, Medium and Large to suit your needs, and we allow flexibility in your share.

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ALSO AVAILABLE:

MEAT – grass-fed, pastured meats- chicken, beef, pork, bison, lamb, goat, oysters/clams, trout and more. All meat is humanely raised on small farms without the use of hormones or antibiotics.

DAIRY –  whole milk, cream, raw cheeses, goat chevre, yogurt (plain, Greek or kefir), cultured butter and pastured eggs.

SOY– tofu, tempeh, vegan sausage.

GLUTEN FREE/VEGAN – breads, bagels, cupcakes, cookies, pie-crusts, pizza crusts, baking mixes and other items are available, pre-ordered.

PANTRY STAPLES – Many other local A la Carte pantry staples are also available upon request – jams, honey, maple syrup, sorghum molasses, spice blends, wheat berries, flours, corn meal, baking mixes and more.

Questions? Just call Mark at 804-397-7337 or email chefshares (@) thefarmbus (dot) com