May 202014
 

Our F2F family has grown to include our new interns: Regina, Jennifer, and Raven. They are college students who will be interning with us throughout the summer. Be sure to read their bios and stop by to get to know them for yourselves!

We owe a special thanks to the volunteers from the Leadership and Management Program (LAMP) of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Last Thursday they came and transformed our weed patch into a working garden!  They planted tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, melons, etc. Sheila Johnson from Thinking of You Creations baked chocolate cookies just for them.  We were so excited to work with them and are forever grateful to them for all of their help.

 

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Hard at work!

In order to maintain all of the crops out back, we will be developing regular volunteer days on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 11am. We are also excited to be developing regular volunteer days on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am-11am. We are looking for volunteers who can help us with weeding, watering, harvesting, and other tasks around the farm. Please email suggestionbox.busfarm@gmail.com if you’re interested in volunteering, know someone who might be, or have any questions regarding volunteering in the farm.

Garden plots are available to rent for the season so you can have your own veggie garden. $50 includes water.  This is great for those who are apartment dwellers, or have gardening restrictions. This is a wonderful project to share with friends, family, or provide a service project for church or other group.

As a new non-profit, we are looking forward to having more volunteers here at Farm to Family and to work alongside some fresh faces and fresh energy!

This past Friday, we had our first grant-funded school field trip to Johnson Elementary in Henrico County. Along with Daisy the Rabbit and some teenager chickens, we met with Johnson Elementary students and walked them through the FarmBus. We taught them about fresh produce, healthy eating, and composting! Thanks to Agriberry’s generous donations, we were able to send each child home with a pint of fresh strawberries.

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Regina and Daisy passing their wisdom on to the kids of Johnson Elementary!

This week we are launching new weekly specials. We are marking down the majority of our produce on Mondays & Tuesdays. Mark your calendars: shopping at Farm to Family on Mondays & Tuesdays is a great way to shop local & save some cash!

Dec 062013
 

1424533_10152030239345935_1150733544_nHAPPY HOLIDAYS!

HOLIDAY  HOURS FOR DECEMBER

Farm Market

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

FarmBus

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.

 

 

 

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