Broadfork Farm
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Owned and operated by Janet Aardema and Dan Gagnon, Broadfork is a small family farm in Chesterfield, VA providing the metro-Richmond area with Certified Naturally Grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
We use traditional European methods of biointensive, raised bed production while maximizing soil and plant health for nutrition and sustainability. No synthetic/chemical fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide is ever used in any part of the process of growing your food. Everything we sell is grown by us, and we farm full-time, supporting ourselves and our four children through our farm business.

Growing practices at Broadfork utilize only ecological methods: compost, cover crops, organic fertilizer, and minerals are used to feed the soil that feeds our plants. Raised beds are used to prevent soil-compaction, allowing for happier plant roots. We use organic potting soil and fertilizer, as well as amendments like fish emulsion and sea minerals. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides are ever used on your food and we are Certified Naturally Grown (which follows the same national standards used for Organic Certification). We are also proud members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming and Slow Food RVA. Janet and Dan both hold Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology from Davidson and Lafayette Colleges, respectively. Janet holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We both thrive on putting our biology backgrounds to use in a farm setting and share a passion for farm education.

Bread available for pre-order - for pick up Wednesday OR Thursday

Posted on November 19th 2023 by Janet Aardema

Happy almost Thanksgiving! You can pre order bread here for your holiday meal. Pick up options are at our farm on either Wednesday OR Thursday.  read more »

Bok Choy
Cabbage, smooth leaf
Carrots, Red
Chinese Cabbage
Dill Flowers
Beans, assorted
Peppers, Sweet
Peppers, NOT SPICY Jalapeno
Green Lettuce Head
Sugar Snap Pea Shoots
Salad Mix
Tomatoes, Cherry
Onions, Yellow
Zephyr Summer Squash
Squash, Winter
Garlic Scapes
Salad Greens
Stir Fry Mix
Hakurei Turnip
Micro Greens
Squash, Acorn
Green Tomatoes
Napa Cabbage
Broccoli Leaves
Ginger, Baby
Golden Zucchini,
Hearty Greens Mix
Tomato Jam
Pepper Jelly
Red Slicing Tomatoes
Greenhouse Cucumbers
Paste Tomatoes
Leaf Fennel, herb
Sweet Snack Peppers
Shishito (Frying) Peppers
Eggplant, Fairy Tale
Shishito Peppers
Tender Kale
Bread - Rosemary & Thyme loaf
Bread - Seed Loaf
Bread - Raisin & Cinnamon Loaf
Whole Rye Flour
Bread - Baguette - pick up @farm only
DONATION to Food Bank - Thank you!
Leeks, bunch of baby
Broadfork T-shirt - pls email size (and unisex vs feminine cut)
Broadfork Farm tote bag - Hemp with Internal pocket
Broadfork sweatshirt/hoodie - please email size (Youth S - Adult L)
GIFT CARD to Broadfork Farm - $25 value
Whole Wheat Flour
"Harmony" Organic Fertilizer, 5 lb bag
Purple Cabbage, pair of small
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Purple Cabbage
Spring Onions
Arugula, freeze damage
Red Romaine Lettuce - PAIR of small heads
PLANT - Dill
Greenish Reddish Lettuce
PLANT - Zephyr Summer Squash
PLANT - Curly Kale
PLANT - Parsley
PLANT - Speckled Lettuce
PLANT - Thyme
PLANT - Rosemary
PLANT - Lavender
PLANT - Basil
PLANT - Oregano
PLANT - Sage
PLANT - Mojito Mint (Spearmint)
PLANT - Cucumber, snack size
PLANT - Stevia
Herbs for Body & Soul box
Herbs for Teal & Wellness (sample photo)
Herbs for the Kitchen (sample photo)
Sauerrubenkraut by Gathered Threads
Flower bunch - seasonal selection
Herbs for Body & Soul pack (sample photo)
Bread - Baguette
Red Head Ferment (red cabbage) by Gathered Threads
By the Bay Ferment by Gathered Threads
Ginger Carrots by Gathered Threads
Curtido by Gathered Threads
Tsukeomono by Gathered Threads
Beet Kraut by Gathered Threads
Beet & Onion Pickle
Curly Kale
Red Lettuce
SPECKLED Lettuce (heirloom, yummy)
Toscano Kale
Purple Spring Onions
Lettuce Leaves, Bagged
One-Time Herbal Bundle bag by Sylvie: Fire Cider (2 jars), Bug Spray, Magic Salve, Lip Balm
SPECKLED Lettuce (Heirloom)
Donation to Food Pantry
Donation to Food Pantry (Thank you!)
Romaine Lettuce
Red Beets - without tops
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for Body & Soul" by Gathered Threads Farm
Green Garlic - like Scallion, but Garlic!
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for Tea & Wellness" by Gathered Threads Farm
Swiss Chard
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for the Kitchen" by Gathered Threads Farm
Mixed Fresh Herbs: Dill, Sage, Rosemary, & Parsley
Do Chua by Gathered Threads
White Kimchi
"Herbs for Body & Soul Box" by Gathered Threads: (Moisturizing Rose Body Oil, Calendula Oil Kit, Sunburn Soak - Herbal Bath Salts, Rosemary Hydrosol, 3rd Chakra Tea)
Tomatoes, Slicing
SPICY Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Chinese Fisherman by Gathered Threads
Bread - Whole Rye loaf (dense and tangy!!)
Herbs for the Kitchen Box by Gathered Threads (Asian Salad Dressing (herbs provided - you combine with oil and vinegar), Lemon Basil Mojito, Cornbread Seasoning, Rose Sugar, Salt-Free Seasoning)
"Herbs for Tea & Wellness Box" by Gathered Threads Farm: (Mint Blend (for tea or to make simple syrup), Winding Down tea, 2nd Chakra Tea, Milky Oat Tops (for tea or as infusion to use as liqued when making rice, etc.), White Chocolate Vegan Fudge Kit (her
Mixed Bag of Herbs (parsley, sage, dill, thyme)
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Mint, Thyme, Oregano)
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Basil, Mint, Sage, Thyme)
Red Beets
Bread - "Sunny Greens" Loaf (our kale plus sunflower seeds)
Asian Eggplant
Round Cabbage, 1 large or 2 small
Savoy Cabbage (curly leaves)
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Basil, Sage, Thyme, Oregano)
Italian Eggplant (Beatrice variety)
Sweet Bullhorn Peppers
Cherry Tomatoes - Red
Flower Bunch - Sunflowers + Zinnias!
Orange Cherry Tomatoes - Delish!
Caraway Kraut by Gathered Threads
Simply Sauer Kraut by Gathered Threads
Chinese Fisherman Kimchi by Gathered Threads
Russian Kraut by Gathered Threads
SPICY Napa Kimchi by Gathered Threads
Beet 'n Fennel by Gathered Threads
"The Green & Black" (Kale, Cabbage, & Black Pepper) Kraut by Gathered Threads
Pickled Beets & Onion by Gathered Threads
Apple Juniper Kraut
Rosemary'd Turnips by Gathered Threads
"Herbs for the Kitchen Box" by Gathered Threads: Herbs for Cream Cheese Spread | Butterfly Vinegar Kit | Mexican Pinto Beans Seasoning Kit | Thai Basil Lemongrass Simple Syrup Kit | Mexican Tarragon
"Herbs for Body & Soul Box" by Gathered Threads: Sleep Balm | Clary Sage Body Powder | Keep Calm Herbal Extract Kit | Lemon Lavender Truffles Kit | Orange Basil Sugar Scrub
"Herbs for Tea & Wellness Box" by Gathered Threads: The Shade Sipper Tea | Majestic Mountain Tea Blend | Cal-c-ommm… (Calcium) Tea | Head to Toe Massage Oil Kit | Yucca Flower Essence
Yellow Onion
"Bronze Torch" Oval Cherry Tomatoes
"Bronze Torch" Oval Cherry Tomatoes
Red Onion
Zinnia Bunch
Zinnia Bunch
Cabbage - pair of small
Green Bell Peppers - three
"Rose Gold" Potatoes
"Purple Majesty" Potatoes
Watermelon - small, pink, seeded
Flower Bunch - Gomphrena only
RED Beets, without tops
SPICY Jalapenos, pint
"Herbs for Body & Soul Box" by Gathered Threads: Rejuvenation Face Serum | Tropical Storm ‘Patchouli’ Solid Perfume | Glowing Goddess Herbal Facial Steam | Basic Balm – Orange | Clary Sage Flower Essence
"Herbs for the Kitchen Box" by Gathered Threads: Holy Basil & Rose Geranium Caramel Sauce | Creamy Italian Salad Dressing | 10 Herb Soup Seasoning | Yukari – Shiso Sea Salt | Lemongrass
"Herbs for Tea & Wellness" by Gathered Threads: Cold Kicker Tea – Time to kick that cold! | Reali’tea’ – Uplifting & Cognitive Support | Lavender Lemonade Tea – Enjoy as a tea or as a component for your next Lemonade! | Cold Catcher Herbal Extract Kit
White Potatoes - Kennebec Variety
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary)
Kohl Dill Pickle by Gathered Threads
Curry Kraut by Gathered Threads
"Lunchbox" Mini Peppers - SWEET
Classic Cuke Pickle by Gathered Threads
Rad Rabanos by Gathered Threads
Spicy Dill Cuke Pickle by Gathered Threads
"Saladette" Tomato - mid size
BULK Sweet Peppers - 10#
BULK Tomatoes - 10#
Watermelon - pair of Smallish Fruits
Bread - Roasted Pepper & Onion Loaf
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Basil, Oregano, Mint, Thyme)
Green Long Beans
"Herbs for Tea & Wellness Box"
"Herbs for the Kitchen Box"
"Herbs for Body & Soul Box"
Peach Salsa by Gathered Threads Farm
Salsa, by Gathered Threads Farm
Chipotle Salsa
Mustard with Mustard
Hakurei Turnip (some superficial bug damage)
Snack-Size Peppers, Sweet!
Sweet Peppers - Bullhorn or Bell shape
LONG Green Beans
SPICY Jalapenos - Make Siracha!
Bread - Pumpernickel
Romaine Lettuce, pair
Butter Lettuce Head
Caraway Sauerkraut
Watermelon Radish
Leaf Lettuce Head
Cucumber Kimchi
Ukrainian Kraut
Beet & Fennel
Korean Radish
Red Bell Peppers
Habanero Salsa by Gathered Threads
Summer Garden Salsa
Carrots, Baby
Blueberries - Certified Naturally Grown
Blueberries from Swift Creek Berry Farm
Black Cherry Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes - orange or rose
Watermelon - small, YELLOW flesh, with seeds
YELLOW Watermelon - small, with seeds
Grape Tomatoes
Red Gold Potatoes
Grape Tomatoes - "Valentine"
Dill, Fresh
Green Bullhorn Peppers
BULK Tender Kale - 5#
Bread - Pumpernickel
Bread - Pumpernickel Loaf
Snack Size Cucumbers
BULK Kale - 5#
BULK Arugula - 3#
BULK Cucumbers
Sunflower Bunch
Snapdragon Flower bunch
Korean Melon
Bread - Roasted Pepper & Onion
Sugar Rush Peach Pepper - Spicy - TRIO
Orange Bell Peppers
Cayenne Pepper
Anaheim Peppers
Pablano Peppers
Squash, Butternut
Comfrey Root