May 062015
 

FARM TO FAMILY MARKET OPENS FOR SEASON

We are excited to be reopening our non-profit Market in Richmond this week. We will be opening on Thursday, May 7.  Hours will be:

Monday – 10-6:30pm

Thursday – 10-6:30pm

Friday – 10-6:30pm

Saturday – 10-5pm

Sunday – 11-5 pm

Hours will extend as the season gets underway.

HERE IS WHAT WE WILL HAVE THIS WEEK:

Produce is all local, raised either organically, or low spray, unless indicated
  • Agriberry strawberries
  • Sneads Farm asparagus
  • Flores Farm fresh garlic
  • BusFarm fresh herbs – our own
  • Flores radishes
  • Flores spinach
  • Greenhouse Gardens hyrdoponic bibb lettuce, red oak and arugula
  • Flores lettuce mix
  • Pampatike Organic Farm Siberian kale
  • Pampatike Organic Farm rainbow chard
  • ramps (wild foraged)
  • collards – Kirby – conventional
  • Curly kale – Kirby  – conventional
  • Sweet potatoes –  not local. Conventional
  • pink lady apples – Crown Orchard – integrated pest control
  • yellow delicious – Crown Orchard – Integerated pest control
  • potatoes – Clifford Rohr
  • cabbage – Clifford Rohr
  • spaghetti squash – Clifford Rohr
  • Napa Cabbage
  • yellow onions – not local
  • white onions – not local

We will also offer a selection of not local, but much requested items. As we are in a food desert, we try to accomodate! Please let us know what you would like.

  • lemons, limes, blueberries, ginger oranges, avocados, bananas
Dairy + Eggs – beyond organic. Dairy is grass-fed, no hormones or antibiotics. Eggs are pastured.
Pampatike organic farm eggs
Promised Land Farm Eggs
Old Church Creamery milk, yogurt, kefir
Mt View milk, cheese, butter
Eberly Farms cheese
Farm Friend goat milk
Peachy Family goat cheese
Goats R Us goat cheese
Quail eggs
Duck eggs
Meats – beyond organic. Grass-fed/pastured on small local farms, no hormones
Polyface Farms  beef, chicken
Milton’s Harvest steaks
Sausage Craft
Puff’s barbecue + maple sausage
Edmonds Farm bison
Morning Glory chicken
Green Fence Farm lamb
Goats R Us Goat
Fleetwell Farms pork

Fresh Grocery/Bakery

Bombolini pasta, sauces, ice cream\Farmstead Ferments kraut, kraut juices, pickles

Nettie’s Naturally organic, desserts, almond milk, almond flour
Priairie Grain bread
Pizza Tonight pizza kits, sauce and cheese
Anna B gluten free breads/cookies

Pantry
Blanchards coffee, Rostov’s coffee and teas, local honey, local bee pollen, jams, nut butters, vinegars, baking mixes, corn meal, grits, flour, maple syrup, Virginia peanuts, gluten free mixes, San Pellegrino sodas, water, coconut water,

 
Apothecary
local remedies
doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils
Green Pasture coconut oil, fermented cod liver oil
bulk section featuring herbs, salts, peppercorns

Natural, local cleaning products

 

CSA LAUNCHES!

Our CSA also has its spring launch in RVA, and Washington DC at Eastern Market and Patriot’s Plaza this week. We are looking forward to sharing ramps, strawberries, asparagus, thyme bundles, lettuces, radishes, green onions, garlic and Wade’s Mill grits with our produce members. There is still time to join our flexible CSA, as we accept members at any time. We start next week at our dropsites in Hanover, Stanton Park/Capitol Hill, Petworth and Potomac Place Towers.

FARMER’S MARKET WEDNESDAYS AT PATRIOT’S PLAZA – 11-7pm

Our Wednesday Farmer’s Market will resume this week at 355 E Street SW, Washington DC, with fresh food, snacks and more for residents of the area, and folks who work in the Federal buildings. Its been a long, cold wet spring, but we are glad to be back.

BUS FARM

Things are growing at BusFarm! We are  already harvesting fresh herbs to sell in the store this week,  have two herb gardens in, and have been working on the fruit, tending to grape vines and berry bushes. We are prepping beds for seedlings. We will have workdays every Saturday, 10:00 am, and Wednesday evenings. We are looking for donations for many gardening items, please check your garden shed to see if there is anything you would like to donate to us. We are a 501(c)3, so your donations may be tax deductible.

Looking for the following items:

  • tools of all shapes and sizes
  • plants, seeds
  • pots
  • garden decorations
  • yard furniture
  • tiller, new, used or borrow (you can come till for us)
  • tractor, new, used or borrow (you can come plow for us, and move stuff around)
  • compost — bring us  your compost!
  • water barrels
  • We also need cash donations. This helps us more than anything. If you wish to donate, you can send us a check payable to BusFarm, or via Paypal.

 

Apr 032015
 

 

spring-cleanup

We will be closed at our Market on Mechanicsville Turnpike for Spring Cleanup and a short break until the rest of the Spring local food from Monday 4/13 – Friday, 5/8. Last day will be Sunday, April 12.  Look for us to reopen on Friday, May 8 for the Spring and Summer season.

We will be setting up some workdays and are looking for volunteers to help us spruce things up. If you are interested, email farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com

We look forward to reopening for the Spring/Summer season. In the meantime, we are still accepting memberships for our Spring/Summer CSA.  Sign up online for 6 months of fresh, local food now! Weekly/bi-weekly pickups are available at our Market at 2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike,  RVA 23223. We also have satellite drops pending in the surrounding Richmond area at Ash Creek + Bell Creek in Hanover, Kitchen Thyme in the West End,  New Kent at Patriot’s Landing, Quinton, Woodlake in Chesterfield. Sign up today for fresh food all summer long.

Thank you for a great winter, and we look forward to seeing you in mid-May along with strawberries, asparagus, ramps and rhubarb!

Mark + Suzi Lilly

 

Mar 202015
 

Upcoming jobs at Farm to Family, 2 in RVA, one in DC. Please follow directions and send your resume and cover letter to email! Thank you!

FARMER’S MARKET/CSA ASSISTANT – 1 position.
Part Time: @ 25 hrs/wk to start.
Starts: 4/27/15 – thru 12/15
Rate: $10/hr or trade for food
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

·      Assistant will help with DC Farmer’s Market/CSA pickup for Richmond, VA based company.
·      Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, and have retail experience, preferably food related.
·      Must have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, and be good at taking direction.
·      Will help unloading and loading truck, and setting up Farmer’s Market stall. Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs.
·      Assist with marketing and social media as needed.
·      Have knowledge of, and passion for, local/sustainable food systems
·      Perfect for student, could become full time.
·      3 references required
·      Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
·      No calls please.

FARMERS MARKET MANAGER – 1 position
Full time: M-F, some weekends required.
Starts : 4/27/15
Rate: $13/hr +, depending on experience
Location: Richmond, VA

·Manager will be responsible for running a small family-owned retail farmers market specializing in local products in Richmond, VA.
Duties include but are not limited to: inventory management, open and closing duties, merchandising, shrink management, staff supervision, scheduling, ordering products, financial reports, customer service, answering emails and general store management. Duties will also include marketing, social media, workshop and other event development and implementation.
Previous grocery and management experience required.
Knowledge of and passion for local/sustainable food systems required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Excellent organization, problem solving, ability to take direction, be both a team leader and player, required.
Must be mature and reliable
Knowledge of Quickbooks, Excel, Word, ShopKeep and other technology programs preferred. Graphic design a +.
3 references required.
Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
No calls please

DRIVER – 1 position.
Part Time 25-30 hrs to start
Starts: 4/27/15
Rate: $10-12/hr based on experience
Location: Richmond VA

Driver will be responsible for pickup and delivery of food items from local farms and for home delivery.
Must provide clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a large truck and/or trailer.
Must be mature and reliable with own transportation, excellent communication skills, ability to take direction.
Must have flexible availability, M-F.
Must be available to lift 50-75 lbs.
3 references required
Send resume and cover letter to: farmtofamilyinfo@gmail.com
No calls please.

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