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What’s in the CSA Share and at the Market 6/9

Fresh Cherries are our favorite!

Hi members!  Welcome to our new members this week – we are so glad to have you! Summer holidays are coming up – if you are traveling, don’t forget to put your shares on hold. Just a reminder – we have CSA vacation August 11 and 18 – there will not be any CSA those weeks. 

Home Delivery – Richmond home delivery – your delivery day is WEDNESDAY this week  

Below is the preview menu, subject to change.  Reminder – if something is wrong with your share/delivery, let us know right away so we can remedy it for you!

Happy Cooking and Eating!

~ Amina + Suzi

PRODUCE – Produce is from Flores Family Farm (George, Omar and family) Hague; , Va unless otherwise indicated. 

FRUIT share – We are really rocking the fruit now! Here is a fancy dessert – Summer Pavlova with fresh and grilled berries. 

MEATS – 

BREAD

DAIRY

  • Cheese – raw cheddar mix — Make Pimento cheese – this is the recipe for the Pasture Pimento Cheese. 1 ½ lbs. sharp cheddar cheese, grated1 medium red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and seeded, and finely diced1 small shallot, minced2 sprigs tarragon, leaves removed, and minced1 ¼ cup mayonnaise, preferably Duke’s Mayonnaise2 dashes Worcestershire sauce1 dash hot pepper sauce1 tsp. black pepperCombine all ingredients very well in a large mixing bowl.  Chill for at least 2 hours, or up to one day.  Serve with crackers, pickles, and crudités.
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What’s in the Share and at the Market 6/2/21

Hi members! Things are starting to look like Summer, although the weather this winter was more like April!  Welcome to our new members this week – we are so glad to have you! Late Spring/Summer holidays are coming up – if you are traveling, don’t forget to put your shares on hold. 

Home Delivery – Richmond home delivery – your delivery day is TUESDAY this week. 

Below is the preview menu, subject to change.  Reminder – if something is wrong with your share/delivery, let us know right away so we can remedy it for you!

We are excited to bring a new farm this week – Woodside Farms, Hanover VA.  Woodside Farms is located on a gorgeous 150 year old orchard and farm in the Chickahominy Falls over 50 community . Some old urban farm friends are there, so we are happy to be back working with him. 

Rosa’s Garden is back this week – This woman-owned family operation have a story similiar to the Flores family – they started as migrant workers from Mexico in the fields of California, and have worked their way up to farm owners. We have known and worked with Rosa Nunez and her family for years and now support their growing business. Their farm is right in the heart of Hanover County’s famed sandy soil which is perfect for growing delicious Hanover Tomatoes and other veggies.  Here is more on their story, and you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook. 

Happy Cooking and Eating!

Suzi Miles + Mark Lilly and staff 🙂

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

FRUIT share –

MEATS – 

BREAD

DAIRY

  • Cheese -Mt View Pimento cheese – southern fave!!! Obviously with crackers! Wonderful on a Chewy’s Bagel! But here are other ways to use it you might not have thought of. 
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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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Upcoming jobs at Farm to Family, 2 in RVA, one in DC

Upcoming jobs at Farm to Family, 2 in RVA, one in DC. Please follow directions and send your resume and cover letter to email! Thank you!

FARMER’S MARKET/CSA ASSISTANT – 1 position.
Part Time: @ 25 hrs/wk to start.
Starts: 4/27/15 – thru 12/15
Rate: $10/hr or trade for food
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

·      Assistant will help with DC Farmer’s Market/CSA pickup for Richmond, VA based company.
·      Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, and have retail experience, preferably food related.
·      Must have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, and be good at taking direction.
·      Will help unloading and loading truck, and setting up Farmer’s Market stall. Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs.
·      Assist with marketing and social media as needed.
·      Have knowledge of, and passion for, local/sustainable food systems
·      Perfect for student, could become full time.
·      3 references required
·      Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
·      No calls please.

FARMERS MARKET MANAGER – 1 position
Full time: M-F, some weekends required.
Starts : 4/27/15
Rate: $13/hr +, depending on experience
Location: Richmond, VA

·Manager will be responsible for running a small family-owned retail farmers market specializing in local products in Richmond, VA.
Duties include but are not limited to: inventory management, open and closing duties, merchandising, shrink management, staff supervision, scheduling, ordering products, financial reports, customer service, answering emails and general store management. Duties will also include marketing, social media, workshop and other event development and implementation.
Previous grocery and management experience required.
Knowledge of and passion for local/sustainable food systems required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Excellent organization, problem solving, ability to take direction, be both a team leader and player, required.
Must be mature and reliable
Knowledge of Quickbooks, Excel, Word, ShopKeep and other technology programs preferred. Graphic design a +.
3 references required.
Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
No calls please

DRIVER – 1 position.
Part Time 25-30 hrs to start
Starts: 4/27/15
Rate: $10-12/hr based on experience
Location: Richmond VA

Driver will be responsible for pickup and delivery of food items from local farms and for home delivery.
Must provide clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a large truck and/or trailer.
Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to take direction.
Must have flexible availability, M-F.
Must be available to lift 50-75 lbs.
3 references required
Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
No calls please.