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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.

Farm Happenings for September 25, 2021

Posted on September 23rd 2021 by Janet Aardema

The Tomato plants are fading fast, and soon the melt-in-our-mouths meals of roasted Eggplants and Summer Squash will again be memories of a summer past. But we're welcoming the surprisingly sweet Salad Turnips and looking forward to the fall Carrots. This yearly cycle we live out is beautiful and we are so grateful for the amazing nourishment we harvest... read more »

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Arugula
Basil
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Cabbage
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Cauliflower
Chinese Cabbage
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Green Beans
Peppers, Sweet
Chard
Peppers, NOT SPICY Jalapeno
Fennel
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Kale
Kohlrabi
Scallions
Sugar Snap Pea Shoots
Radish
Salad Mix
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Tomato
Onion
Parsley
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Squash, Summer
Watermelon
Leek
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Garlic Scapes
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Mint
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Lavender
Rosemary
Stir Fry Mix
Hakurei Turnip
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Bread
Micro Greens
Squash, Acorn
Green Tomatoes
Cabbage, Napa
Broccoli Leaves
Ginger, Baby
Seedling
Zucchini, Golden or Light Green
Hearty Greens Mix
Turmeric
Tomato Jam
Pepper Jelly
Greenhouse Tomatoes
Greenhouse Cucumbers
Paste Tomatoes
Flour
Leaf Fennel, herb
Sweet Snack Peppers
Shishito (Frying) Peppers
Eggplant, Fairy Tale
Shishito Peppers
Eggs
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 - Green Lettuce
Greenish Reddish Lettuce
PLANT - Zephyr Summer Squash
PLANT - Curly Kale
PLANT - Peppermint
PLANT - Speckled Lettuce
PLANT - Thyme
PLANT - Rosemary
PLANT - Lavender
PLANT - Lemon Balm
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
Kimchi by Gathered Threads
Ginger Carrots by Gathered Threads
Curtido by Gathered Threads
Tsukeomono by Gathered Threads
Beet Kraut by Gathered Threads
Beet & Onion by Gathered Threads
Peppermint
Curly Kale
Red Lettuce
SPECKLED Lettuce (heirloom, yummy)
Toscano Kale
Purple Spring Onions
Green Head Lettuce
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
Beets, Red
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for Body & Soul" by Gathered Threads Farm
Green Garlic - like Scallion, but Garlic!
GOLDEN Beets
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for Tea & Wellness" by Gathered Threads Farm
Rainbow Chard
Herbal Gift Box - "Herbs for the Kitchen" by Gathered Threads Farm
Mixed Fresh Herbs: Dill, Sage, Rosemary, & Parsley
Oregano
Do Chua by Gathered Threads
White Kimchi by Gathered Threads
"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 by Gathered Threads
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 (dill, sage, thyme, oregano)
Mixed Bag of Herbs (Basil, Mint, Sage, Thyme)
Red Beets
Spearmint
Bread - "Sunny Greens" Loaf (our kale plus sunflower seeds)
Brocolini
Broccolini
Asian Eggplant
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 by Gathered Threads
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 - HUGE pair
"Rose Gold" Potatoes
"Purple Majesty" Potatoes
Watermelon - small, pink, seeded
Flower Bunch - Gomphrena only
RED Beets, without tops
SPICY Jalapenos
"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" by Gathered Threads: Lemon Ginger Tea, Tummy Tea, Nourishing Nerves Vinegar Kit, Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Bitters: Culinary Herbs Herbal Extract
"Herbs for the Kitchen Box" by Gathered Threads: Orange Basil Vinaigrette, Tulsi Lime Margarita Kit, Apple Mint & Anise Chia Pudding Kit, Roasting Blend, Lemon Basil
"Herbs for Body & Soul Box" by Gathered Threads: Lavender Salve, Herbal Deodorant Kit, Chamomile & Rosemary Face Mask, Tired Toes Foot Soak, Cocoa Mint Lip Scrub
Peach Salsa by Gathered Threads Farm
Salsa, by Gathered Threads Farm
Chipotle Salsa
Mustard with Mustard by Gathered Threads Farm