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 and herbs.
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.

Winter Farm Shares for 12/6 and 12/8

Posted on December 3rd 2018 by Janet Aardema

Welcome to our first ever Winter Farm Share! For the months of this share, most of what we harvest is grown under protective cover. With some hoop-houses and "farm blankets," cold-hardy greens and some roots continue to grow through these cold months. We grow in two heated greenhouses (the heater is ambitiously set for 32 degrees F on very cold winter... read more »

We produce:

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Arugula
Basil
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cilantro
Cucumbers
Dill
Eggplant
Green Beans
Peppers, Sweet
Chard
Peppers, NOT SPICY Jalapeno
Fennel
Garlic
Lettuce
Kale
Kohlrabi
Scallions
Sugar Snap Pea Shoots
Radish
Salad Mix
Spinach
Tomatoes, Cherry
Tomato
Onion
Parsley
Potato
Squash, Summer
Watermelon
Leek
Garlic Scapes
Okra
Mint
Sage
Thyme
Lavender
Rosemary
Hakurei Turnip
Honey
Flowers
Bread
Micro Greens
Squash, Acorn
Green Tomatoes
Cabbage, Napa
Broccoli Leaves
Ginger
Seedling
Zucchini, Golden or Light Green
Hearty Greens Mix
Turmeric
Tomato Jam
Pepper Jelly
Greenhouse Tomatoes
Paste Tomatoes
Flour
Leaf Fennel, herb
Sweet Snack Peppers
Shishito Peppers
Eggplant, Fairy Tale

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