Apr 112014

Dear members

We are moving our start date for weekly shares one week back to the week of April 21, 2014 from the expected start this coming week of 4/15. Our apologies, but we were waiting to see what was going to happen with the weather. Many of our farmers experienced a frost early this week, and another is expected next week in certain areas.  By moving the start date, our expectation is to be able to have better selection and quantity for you from the beginning of the season.

Richmond CSA members: you will be able to pick up starting Wednesday, 4/23

NOVA/DC: we will be dropping on Tuesday, 4/22.

Bi-weekly shares will start as expected, the week of 4/21.

Not a member yet? Sign up now! We offer an extremely flexible CSA program with a lot of fresh, local produce! summer box

Dec 112013


 Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:30pm – 8:30 pm FREE CLASS!

Essential Women’s Health: Creating Hormonal Balance with Essential Oils - Free Class! Tuesday, December 17 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Women are just different than men. No surprises there. From the teen years through menopause, women struggle with mood fluctuations, fatigue, hot flashes, acne, bone loss and sexual dysfunction. Discover how you can control symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance naturally and join us at Farm to Family in Richmond, VA.

doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils represent the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today.

Join us at this FREE Event! Space is limited so please RSVP to farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com or 804-767-8570.

For more info on doTerra or to purchase oils, visit our doTERRA website:




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Dec 062013

1424533_10152030239345935_1150733544_nHAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Farm Market

Wed. – Fri. 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Thursday, Friday — Check FB/Twitter  for whereabouts

We have holiday treats of all sorts, and wonderful locally made bodycare and crafts perfect for gift giving.

TREES ARE HERE!! We have locally-grown Frasier fir trees, wreaths and trimmings of all sizes, $25 and up. No Spray!

1463268_10152027436440935_686387838_nGIVE A HOLIDAY GIFT TO A FAMILY IN NEED: You can donate a tree, wreath or Farm Share to a family in need as part of BusFarm’s mission to support local families and local farms.  Contact us to find out about our donation program.

GIVE A HOLIDAY GIFT TO BUSFARM- BusFarm  is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations, contributions or gifts may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisers or the IRS to determine if your contribution is deductible.




Dec 032013

Will Allen, Founder of Growing Power, leads a composting workshop at BusFarm in July, 2012.

BusFarm 501c3 Status Official

We are excited to announce that BusFarm finally received our retroactive, official non-profit status as a 501c3. BusFarm is a work-in-progress urban farm, agricultural training + educational center, which will include visits with the FarmBus to schools, community centers and offices.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us thus far.  Now the real work begins, and we can get down and dirty!

Get Involved! Volunteer!
We are seeking volunteers to help with fund raising, grant writing, marketing, getting dirty and all other aspects of getting our urban farm and agricultural training center off the ground!  FarmHands welcome! If you are interested in improving our local food system, please contact us.

Help a Family and Donate a Food Share!

We accept donations specifically targeted for needy families all year long. You can buy a whole season of food, or donate one time. Your donation can be in memory or honor of someone.

Our CSA members are encouraged to donate shares that they can’t pick up.  Unclaimed shares are always donated.

Helping others eat well regardless of their circumstances is very important to us, and we can’t do it without your help.

We were able to help 10 families with fresh food this past Thanksgiving/Hanukkah week with help from CSA members and public donations.

On behalf of the recipients, we are incredibly grateful to those who donated.

BusFarm, our Urban Farm, supplies fresh food for our market and USA Farm Shares

BusFarm, Field of Dreams

Dec 012013

applesDear members — We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and/or Hanukkah!

This is a reminder that our last share of the Fall season (and 2013) will be the week of 12/17 – then we will break until the week of 1/14. Please adjust your calendars accordingly!


Vegetables This Week (subject to last minute change):

  • rutabagas – makes wonderful mash, and a foundation for soups and stews.
  • bok choy
  • carrots
  • brussel sprouts – we like to roast them with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar!
  • cauliflower – try this spicy latke recipe!
  • kale – sick of it already? Try this kale caesar slaw! (mine without anchovies please!)
  • bibb lettuce
  • spaghetti squash – my mom loves to roast it, with sausage and red sauce! or meatballs. She freezes half for later.
  • apples – mom also loves to make baked apples, she stuffs the core space with raisins, nuts and sprinkles with cinnamon sugar, and butter and then fills the pan with a little water. Then, to be truly decadent, pour cream or ice cream on top!
  • sweet potatoes
  • tarragon (my favorite herb! great to make vinegar with – great gift!, good with fish, chicken, veggies)
  • mushrooms nom nom nom!
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