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Reminder: Final Shares Nov 14 or 21

Posted on November 12th, 2020 by Janet Aardema

This Saturday is the last Farm Share for SOME every-other-week members. Our final share for this season is Saturday, Nov 21. Remember: We grow year round! See below for details about how to get our vegetables December through April. 

Pictured above: One particularly large donation of our vegetables to the Food Pantry @ St. Stephens, being kindly collected by volunteers at the market last Saturday morning. THANK YOU for contributing to this donation of food! Food Pantry clients are in need of and excited for fresh produce, and we are very glad to be able to participate in this community endeavor.

We have vegetables to harvest after Thanksgiving, though, of course, less diversity and quantity. 

?? How to get vegetables from us after Nov 21st?? Read on...

:: We have a Winter Farm Share! And we are able to offer many more shares this winter than usual due to changes in market logistics. Winter Farm Share sign up will open early next week with pick up options at our farm and Good Health Herbs (in Brandermill). If shares remain after a couple of weeks, we will open up a pick up location in Bon Air or @ St. Stephens Market in the West End. 

:: We continue to stock our self-serve FarmStand here at our farm all winter. Some weeks it may be open only certain days of the week. Check for availability on Facebook or Instagram 

:: We will continue to sell through Richmond's online market, Fall Line Farms, as we have for the past seven years. Use "broadfork" as a code to get a free subscription. Order on the weekend, pick up the following Thursday at one of various spots around our area.

:: We will continue to offer the chance to order one-time shares through the digital FarmStand here on Harvie. Sign up to receive an email whenever the digital FarmStand is open. 

:: We plan to be (outdoors) at the Farmers' Market @ St. Stephens on certain weeks of the winter. Sign up on their webpage for their newsletter to receive updates. 

The recent rains have caused hundreds of carrots to rot in the ground before maturing, but thousands remain intact and growing strong! The orange roots are a fan favorite, of course, but many folks are unsure about how to use the TOPS. Our favorite way to use them is to make vegetable or chicken stock. It is easier to make broth/stock than you likely think! Try this simple recipe. It costs less money, uses less packaging, and is more nutritious than any store bought option. 

CABBAGE is in its glory right now. We love Crunchy Asian Slaw as well as Noodles with Cabbage, Carrots, and Scallions (all three veggies are in the options this week). Toss in some radishes for color, flavor, and nutrition! Tomorrow we are harvesting for you the beauties shown below.  OR try this Black Pepper, Beef, and Cabbage Stir Fry.  

Also: Check out our Pinterest page of recipe ideas (organized by vegetable) for suggestions. 

Blessings on your meals, and keep masking up and washing your hands, plus staying home whenever possible ~

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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