We are very excited about the new Fall/Winter CSA season and hope you are too! We want to make sure that everyone understands that we are NOT starting the CSA this coming week as previously planned, but instead will be starting next week.
We had many delaying issues including wet, wet, weather which made it necessary for us to start next week. More info will be forthcoming on the schedule and drop sites, so stay posted! Please let us know if you have questions about anything, or concerns about the delay in starting.
STILL TIME TO JOIN!
There is still time to join for this coming season if you have not signed up, are still on the fence, or have friends and neighbors who are interested. Slots are still open. Our new online membership management tool makes it easy to manage your shares and pay online. We do offer flexibility, mid-season sign up, hold options, donations, payment plans and the ability to join using credit/debit, check, cash and EBT/Food Stamps. Please forward our CSA info and sign up to friends, family and co-workers.
We are currently working on some drop sites that include, or may not yet appear, on the website. We are open to more dropsites – a minimum of 5 people are needed to make it viable. If you are interested contact us at email@example.com
PICKUPS/DROP SITES *= pending
- George Washington University (student 10% discount)*
- Allison StreetNW DC*
- Falls Church, VA*
- Eastern Market
- Andrews Air Force Base
RICHMOND and AREA
- Home Delivery within city limits and 1 mile radius outside
- Farm to Family Market (drop only)
- Glenside Drive *
- VCU/Fan * (Student 10% discount)
- Church Hill *
- Southside/Westover Hills/Forest Hills *
- New Kent/Patriots Landing *
- Mechanicsville/Ash Creek *
- Lakeside *
- Brandermill/Midlothian *
- Chester/Hopewell Petersburg/Ft. Lee/VSU (student 10% discount) *
- Randolph Macon College/Ashland (10% student discount) *
- Fredericksburg *
Want to be a host in the above area or add a dropsite? Sponsor a drop at your home, office, church or gym — 5 person minimum needed – for every 5 people who join, you receive a free option. Get 15 people to join, and you get a complete option — FREE! Contact us for more info.
We have a number of ways you can save money, get great food, and support local farmers and economy:
- Previous members automatically receive a 5% loyalty renewal discount (can’t be combined with any other discount) as our Thank You.
- We offer a one time 10% discount for anyone who signs up for a FULL PACKAGE (includes meat, dairy, veg bread) and pays in full up front.
- We offer a one time 10% discount for active/former military (we’ll need to see proof).
- ACTIVE STUDENTS!! We offer a one time 10% discount for University/College drop members (minimum 5 students needed per drop.)
- We offer a $25 referral credit (or cash) for anyone you refer who signs up.
- Sponsor a drop at your home, office, church or gym — 5 person minimum needed – for every 5 people who join, you receive a free option. Get 15 people to join, and you get a complete option — FREE!
Many thanks again! Please let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns.
Mark + Suzi Lilly
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Planes, Trains and Special Diets — How to Manage on the Road
Whether you are a business traveler who eats on the fly, travel with a family with different dietary needs, or have special dietary needs (gluten free, lactose intolerant, etc.), this workshop provided by Pam D’Arcy, Health and Lifestyle Coach at Indi-Wellness LLC is for you.
We will discuss the importance of having a strategy to help you manage the stress of travel, eat as healthfully as possible, and how to research and plan for dietary needs, enabling you to have the energy for a healthy and enjoyable trip. The workshop is free. If you sign up for my newsletter, you will be entered into our drawing for a prize!
Pam D’Arcy, is a holistic health and lifestyle coach and her mission is to educate and inspire people to find their own unique, healthy, and happy self, enabling them to live life to the fullest. Food plays an integral part in your health and outlook on life, as it can change everything from your mood, sleep patterns, energy level and even how quickly you age.
Pam has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and over 20 years of experience in the corporate environment, coaching and counseling people from CEOs to hourly workers. Trained in nutrition and diet theories at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she also has many years working with food. From growing it, preparing and cooking it, as well as eating it (the best part!), there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet. Therefore, Pam is passionate about guiding clients to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support each unique individual and their lifestyles.
At Indi-Wellness, LLC, your wellness is as individual as you!
Contact Pam D’Arcy
Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach
Where? Farm to Family Market, 2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23223
When? Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30pm- 8pm
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 16th.
Here’s Suzi Lilly, Farm to Family Wife, on Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 talking winter veggies with Greg McQuade. Chef Tammy Brawley of The Green Kitchen follows up with a cooking demo for super fresh, easy, FAST recipes for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with sage brown butter, and braised kale and creasy greens. Sweet potatoes and squash are loaded with fiber, vitamins A, C and iron, and gives you glowing skin (is especially good for babies, kids, pregnant/nursing moms and women in general), and creasy greens is good for what ails you in the winter time – has twice the vitamin C as oranges, iron, minerals and chlorophyl, which oxygenates your body. Are you hungry yet?
Mark and the FarmBus are in the top 5 TEDxMANHATTAN Challenge Finalists! What does that mean? It means that we are super honored and humbled. It means that Mark is in the running for a chance to take the stage at TEDxMANHATTAN’s annual conference, Changing the Way We Eat, February 16, 2013 in NYC, to talk about food. It means that competition is fierce, because the other 4 finalists are AMAZING also!!! It also means that we need YOUR help to vote for us by December 15 and to spread the word that we need everyone to vote for us. We are excited about this opportunity to talk about urban, sustainable farming where building soil, growing crops, teaching kids and grownups to farm, cook and be healthier, creating jobs, supporting our veterans, getting food to the people via our mobile FarmBus and pop-up efforts, raising self-esteem and having fun with people of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, incomes and colors is important. It means that this is our chance to share and represent what is going on in the food system here in Richmond VA with the rest of the world. This means that you can do what we are doing too. This is big.
How can you change the way you eat? Here are some suggestions from TEDxManhattan.
Want to watch the event with others? Look for a viewing party in your area. Slow Food RVA will be having one, location TBA.
We hope that you will vote for Mark Lilly and the FarmBus! Thank you so much to everyone for your support.
Mark + Suzi Lilly
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