Jul 122016

Week of July 12th Farmer’s Markets – Summer Favorites

Mark has some truly inspired local goods for you this week! Our Thursday Market is still on hold, please visit our other Markets: Tuesday – Eastern Market 4-7pm, Wednesday – Patriots Plaza 11-6:30 pm.
Here are the highlights:



  • hanover tomatoes – are you making sandwiches yet? 
  • yellow cherry tomatoes  – these are delightfully sweet, and kids love.
  • cukes
  • bell peppers
  • yellow zucchini – make fries
  • corn
  • pablano/banana peppers – stuff with sausage and top with cheese
  • eggplant
  • onions
  • green beans
  • peaches
  • blueberries
  • blackberries


  • peaches
  • strawberries – lovely sweet late season! we thought they were gone!
  • blackberries


  • Polyface chicken breast
  • Polyface Ground Beef
  • Sausage Craft San Miniato

Jam, sorghum molasses, Virginia peanuts, local honey, maple syrup, hot sauce, soaps and other local goods!

All items are subject to availability! Get there early to get the best stuff! For more info on specifics, Call Mark at 804-397-7337 or email farmshares@thefarmbus.com

Happy Cooking!

We’re Hiring for a Farmer’s Market Assistant + Interns

Farm to Family, based in Richmond, VA, has an immediate part time JOB opening for Farmer’s Market Associate/Customer Service for our well-established pop-up markets + CSA on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Interships also available.

Schedule is currently Tuesday 2-7pm; Wed 9-7pm, Thursday 10-7pm (25-30 hrs/wk). $12/hr to start based on experience – advancement opportunities exist to grow with our company.

Job duties include but not limited to:

. Market management including customer service and sales, staffing, forecasting, reports
· Educating and interacting with community members at CSA pick-ups, farmers markets, and more.

· Marketing experience including social media and events

· Must be able to do heavy lifting

· Setup, breakdown of farmer’s markets

· Assist with CSA delivery
Skillset and Experience:

· Experience with retail, CSA model as well as farmers markets a+ including inventory management, ordering, interaction with farmers and vendors.

. Excel, Microsoft word, Square, Powerpoint, graphic design a plus.

· Excellent customer service skills required

· High level of responsibility reliability, motivation, passion about local food and a willingness to learn required

· Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff = Required

· Must be able to do heavy lifting – Required

· Clean driver’s license/ability to drive a box truck a +
This is a year-round position for someone who is enthusiastic about growing the CSA and Farmer’s Market experience with us.

For more info about us: www.thefarmbus.com

Please forward resume to mark@thefarmbus.com or call 804-397-7337

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Jun 062016


Hi Everyone –

There will be no Thursday market for the next few weeks, so if you are unable to pickup your share on Tuesday, your option is Wed over at Patriot’s Plaza.



  • red onion
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • red leaf lettuce
  • rainbow chard
  • sugar snap peas
  • purple radish
  • red potatoes
  • golden beets
  • celery
  • baby bok chou
  • zucchini

Fruit Share – 2 Strawberries, 1 blueberries

Meat –

Polyface – Chicken Breast

Green Fence ground pork

Morning Glory – legs + thighs

May 302016

13221606_10153965017670935_6177802699631889330_nHello members and Happy Memorial Day! To all our veterans and military, thank you for your service!

Here is what this week’s CSA share is looking like–




Yellow zucchini

White patty pan squash
One of my absolute favorite things to do with squash is stuff them!
Quinoa, mushroom, and kale stuffed patty pan squash

Chioga beets

Spring fennel & dandelion green slaw



Dandelion greens

Spicy salad mix


I have been all about these herbal ice cubes lately!
Get Cooking with Chamomile!
Berry yogurt pavlovas with chamomile & lavender syrup
Sweet blueberry buttermilk pies with chamomile cream

Tuscan kale


Milton’s Local Pork chops
Pork chop how-to

Polyface Ground beef

Sausagecraft Hot Italian Sausage



Happy Cooking!


May 302016








  • Stuffed Collards (this recipe calls for ground pork, but we recommend trying it with this week’s ground goat meat!)



Baby fennel


Butter lettuce





Ground goat from N.S. Troutman & Sons

Chicken legs/wings from Groff’s Content Farm

SausageCraft lamb sausage


Happy cooking!

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