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Farm Happenings for September 16, 2020

Posted on September 14th, 2020 by Janet Aardema

Kale and Kittens! September is so much fun on our farm. And delicious. (It always comes back to delicious, right? We love this food so much.)
(Kale harvest pictured above. Kitten carrying below!)

And delicious. (It always comes back to delicious, right? We love this food so much.) For those that haven't heard our story, we (Janet & Dan) fell in love with being surrounded by food (in the form of vegetable plants) while also falling in love with working outside and with each other. It is now so fun and heartwarming to share our passion for organic food and farming with our 4 children and 7 staff members in our fields - and with our community through our harvests! Thank you for enjoying it all and being part of this. 

Re: Your options this week: Our Okra and Eggplant plants have finally woken up! Likely August was so rainy they entered a less-productive stage of growth. These are vegetables that a lot of people fear or misunderstand. Please embrace them! They are both so tasty with simple preparation: Roast with oil and salt. Drizzle with balsamic reduction or dip into chipotle mayo. Or grill them both. We also slice and mix Okra into Asian-inspired meals - think ginger, garlic, noodles, and green beans. 

Eggplant dip/Baba ganoush is also a favorite in our family. Roast or grill the eggplant, then puree with garlic, tahini, olive oil, salt, etc. We don't peel them! We just blend the tender skin into the dip. 

ALSO - Eggs! We're trying out offering Eggs from our friend's farm through Harvie. Robert Hutchinson of Deer Run Farm of Amelia and Steve Ault of Ault's Family Farm are no longer going to market and therefore need an outlet for their fantastic eggs from pasture chickens. Both feed supplemental non-gmo grain, as chickens require feed in addition to pasture. We've been to both of their farms and attest to their farming practices as well as the delicious quality of their eggs. We'll be able to continue this if enough people order them with their Farm Share. Look for Eggs in a cooler, separate from vegetables/green boxes. 

Loving thoughts to everyone as many households are still navigating new territory with work and school logistics! We're here to support you in getting these vegetables into your meals - simply and deliciously. 

Blessings on your meals, and keep masking up and washing your hands ~

Janet, Dan, & the whole Broadfork crew (Julie, Caity, Karen, Ray, Diana, Rachel, Mare, and the kids: Sylvie, Joren, Elletta, and Beckett)
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