We are grateful for this great article in Hill Rag this past week on our CSA’s new eco-friendly delivery by trike to Capitol Hill residents. We are excited to partner with Schlep. The trike home delivery will be available for the upcoming Spring/Summer season, debuting Tuesday, 3/28. We also offer home delivery for our Richmond, VA CSA members (free for folks within a 5 mile radius of our home base). Sign up now!
|Mark has some healthy local goods this week! Join our CSA for Spring/Summer now, or finish the second half of the season to support those healthy eating goals! Please visit our Market: Tuesday – Eastern Market, 225 7th Street SE 4-7pm, If you have questions regarding the markets, please call or text Mark at 804-397-7337. Our Patriot’s Plaza market is closed for the season until further notice.Mark is looking to rent warehouse space in DC 500-1500 Sq feet. email him if you know of anything: Mark@thefarmbus.com.
It’s time to sign up for the Spring/Summer CSA!! We’ve partnered with Schlep to use their awesome eco-friendly trikes for home delivery, and the fruit share is back! Share with your friends, family and coworkers and get a referral reward! The 10% off coupon for the FULL share (produce, meat, dairy and bread all in one share) paid in full up front, is FULL17. This coupon is not valid for any other share ie produce, meat or dairy alone. Let me know if you have questions. Military/Veterans discount coupon remains the same (email me for the code).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-397-7337
Hi members, here is our share for this week.Just a reminder that I have gone back to work full time, and do not have access to my phone or email except for very brief periods during the week. If you have a problem with your share the day of pickup – running late, cannot pickup etc, please text Mark at 804-397-7337, and then email me with resolution so I can make sure your are taken care of.
- bok choy – Thai Curry Veggie soup(uses fresh ginger too! you could also put your chicken quarters in there)
- bibb lettuce
- local hot house tomatoes – roasted fresh tomato soup (vegan)
- red oak leaf lettuce
- romaine lettuce
- kale – pickled kale salad. so good.
- portabello mushrooms – stuffed portobello mushrooms with roasted root veggies;portobello burgers (the mushroom is the bun)
- sweet potatoes
Meat – 7th/G drop
- whole chicken – rotisserie style slow cooker chicken
ground lamb – Moroccan Shepherds pie with sweet potatoes
Meat – Eastern Market drop
- lamb shanks – persian spiced lamb shanks these are fancy, but sound delish. braised lamb shanks with garlic and rosemary in slow cooker.
- chicken leg quarters
Hi DC members,
This will be your last share for the year, and those of you who are weekly will have your next share on Tuesday, ⅓ Tuesday – those of you who are bi-weekly, 1/10. There is currently a glitch in the CSAware system and the schedule is OFF, we are working to get that fixed.
We are so grateful to have you as members this year, and glad you made the choice to get your family’s food with us. We hope you have enjoyed everything so far. We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!
here is what is in the share:
- Arugula – arugula, apple and pomegranate salad with honey cider vinaigrette
- Cider – 13 apple cider cocktails
- apples – custardy apple squares
- cauliflower – General Tso’s Cauliflower, Cauliflower Buffalo bites
- broccoli – roasted broccoli with bacon
- chioga beets –Chioga beets carpaccio
- carrots – root vegetable gratin
- brussel sprouts – roasted brussels sprouts with garlic
- spicy salad mix
Eastern Market folks will get the following:
- Morning Glory chicken leg quarters – Nom Nom Paleo Asian Chicken thighs – perfect if you still have some fresh ginger! and serve with the roasted broccoli. NOM NOM!!
- Puff’s Maple BBQ – heat this up, make a little salad, roast brussel sprouts, or sautee kale and you are set for an easy dinner after holiday shopping frenzy. This is also tasty enough to wow your friends – make little sliders.
- Puff’s Maple sausage – Savory sausage, greens, roasted tomatoes bread pudding great comfort food perfect for family breakfast or dinner.
7th/G people will get the following:
- Edmonds Farm – Bison chuck roast – this is a treat. Cook it like you would a beef pot roast. This secret is to thoroughly brown the meat on all sides when you start your prep so it has a nice crust on it – that ensures your meat will be tender, juicy and flavorful. Here is a beer braised version, with fresh rosemary and thyme. Chuck roast, whether beef or bison, are one of the most economical cuts of meat, and super delicious. You can modify any beef recipe for your bison. I love to make bison bourgognone also!!! and here is barbecue bison and pulled bison with cider! Good luck and enjoy!
- drum roll – fresh local ginger!! so sweet and delicous. I love to grate it into a salad. but you can do so much with it!
- napa cabbage – this is so good, and I love to make kraut with it because the cabbage is nice and juicy. Its delicious in any of your regular cabbage recipes, but it is particularly good in stir frys. Here are some ways to prepare. And my mom likes Asian Cabbage salad with Peanut Butter Dressing (and cilantro) (its at the bottom of the page)
- cherry tomatoes –
- kalettes – kalettes! (Hooray!!! my fave and hopefully yours too!) Kalettes are a non-gmo, traditionally bred hybrid from England – cross between kale and brussel sprouts — they are easy to cook and delicious. Here are photos from a farm visit to Omar Flores and family farm last year where we harvested kalettes.
- mustard greens – these are traditionally a southern favorite, but are also frequently seen in Asian dishes, particularly India. Here are some recipes to try. Here are some more that are for all greens.
- cilantro – 22 recipes from Saveur including coconut cilantro chutney
- purple turnips – roasted turnips with ginger
- green onion
- carrots – apple, carrot and cabbage salad (and cilantro)
- colored radish – exciting radish recipes!!! don’t forget to eat the tops, sautee them just like any other green.
- green peppers
- white sweet potatoes- these are so delicous sweet and creamy!! Here’s a recipe for roasted sweet potatoes, you can sub cilantro for the parley and it is delicious too.
- mushrooms – stir fried napa cabbage with mushrooms
- maybe apples – slow cooker oatmeal with apples and ginger – this is delicious!
Bread – Billy Bread – if, horrors, you do not eat your Billy Bread fast enough, do not throw it away! here are other ways to use it.
- soft goat – salad with warm goat cheese on baguette
- Morning Glory – whole broiler – slow roasted chicken with cilantro lime butter, roasted chicken bahn mi sandwich with cilantro and marinated carrots.
- Polyface hot dogs – these are so delicous. Kids love them, and so do grown ups. I love to eat them with legendary Michigan sauce (a local favorite from my home area, northern NY, only as a kid we ate them with Glazier’s Red Hotdogs. I cringe to think of ingredients in those hot dogs but they were soooo good). Here’s a basic recipe and this is another good one for game day – lots of cumin is very important. You can adjust for your own palate and depending on how sweet you like your sauce. I put all my ingredients in slow cooker, ground beef goes in raw, and let it go till its done – 6-8 hours. then I mash with a potato masher to get the right consistency. You can eat them with mustard and onions (I like mine with, buried). You will want to make a lot of this sauce, and freeze it for when you get a hankering.