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Interested in purchasing a one time farm share for Wednesday October 21st?
The ordering period closes on Tuesday October 20th at 6:00 AM.
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About us

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.

Reminders, Updates, and RECIPES...for October 21, 2020

Posted on October 19th 2020 by Janet Aardema

Last week was a Birthday Week here on the farm! Join us in wishing Dan a happy mid-40's birthday! He was graced with a groundhog-themed birthday card, shown above. We like to have a great sense of humor while farming vegetables for you.  So many ::REMINDERS:: this time of year... * The current Farm Share season ends just before Thanksgiving.... read more »

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