PLEASE JOIN US AT EASTERN MARKET THIS WEEK! WE WILL NOT BE AT PATRIOT’S PLAZA THIS WEEK OR NEXT, RESUMING NEXT WEEK. THANK YOU!!
HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
- corn – ask diego for his awesome grilled corn recipe!
- sugar cube cantaloupe
- mexican squash
- heirloom tomatoes
- tomatillos – great cooked or raw. key ingredient in salsa verde
- ghost peppers – these used to be the world’s hottest peppers so please use extreme care. They can be amazing and if you are a chili head you will be jumping for joy. Please do not give to children, sensitive stomachs, or elderly. We know you are adults, so we have chosen to offer these in the share, but do prepare smartly as you can cause yourself serious damage otherwise. Here’s 7 Must Follow Rules for ghost peppers. Here’s some safety info from Bustle, and some recipes so you can actually eat them:For those of you who have not clicked thru the 7 Must Follow Rules, I am not joking. PLEASE READ: “Ghost peppers are so hot that the Indian military announced plans in 2010 to use the peppers in “chili grenades” to combat terrorists. So, needless to say, you do not want this stuff to get on your skin or on delicate membranes like the inside of your nose or eyes. When you’re handling ghost peppers, wear gloves to protect your hands, and be careful not to touch your face or eyes. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and clean your cooking equipment carefully. If you’re grinding the peppers in a food processor or blender, be careful to avoid inhaling any dust that may arise; it may be a good idea to wear goggles.”
- colored bell peppers
- sweet yummy peppers
- tuscan kale
- white peaches
- yellow peaches
- personal watermelon
Not sure yet what meat is.
Week of July 19th Farmer’s Markets – BUTTER BEANS, BLACKBERRIES, PEACHES, BLUEBERRIES, TOMATOES!!!
Mark has some truly inspired local goods for you this week! Our Thursday Market is still on hold, please visit our other Markets: Tuesday – Eastern Market 4-7pm, Wednesday – Patriots Plaza 11-6:30 pm.
Here are the highlights:
All items are subject to availability! Get there early to get the best stuff! For more info on specifics, Call Mark at 804-397-7337 or email email@example.com
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 Folks — We hope you enjoy this really great share for you this week. Mark will again have Christmas trees and wreaths this week – Get there early to choose your tree. I believe he will also be doing free delivery this week. Trees while they last, will also be available at our Thursday PopUp Market at 8th St + East Capital, NE.
A reminder to check your holiday plans, and put your share on hold if you are traveling. Email me to let me know you wish to redeem any held shares: move to another date, tranfer to credit, or donate. We have families and a church we give donated food to. Final shares for December will be 12/22 for weekly, and 12/15 bi-weekly, returning 1/5 for weekly, and 1/12 for weekly. Let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Capitol Hill Market Update – We are working on a Business Plan, and are seeking someone to help with that. If you want to help, please email email@example.com or chat with him at pickup. We are excited to be finalizing plans to move into our first brick and mortar store on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., in the old Morton’s Pharmacy on 8th and E. Capital, where we have been doing the pop-up the last few weeks. We feel strongly that all Capitol Hill residents have access to high quality produce, meat, dairy, grains and more – as well as a strong local food economy.
GO FUND ME! We have launched our GoFundMe fundraiser. This fundraiser is intended to provide Mark with the funds to cover rent, payroll and equipment for the first 6 months. Please llike and share, and donate if you can. We are grateful for any support!
This project has been several years in the making. We are eternally grateful to you, our CSA members, and look forward to playing a bigger role in the Capitol Hill Community.
If you have any last minute changes on your share this week, email asap as we are packing the truck now.
Suzi, Mark, Allie and team
• collards – 13 ways to make them delish
• tuscan kale – kale suggestions
• purple radish – Orange and radish salad with pistachios
• red vein sorrel – sorrel explained
• creasy greens – One of our favorite winter greens, and richer in Vitamin C than oranges.They are in the cress family, so have a bit of a peppery bite, that is reduced by cooking. Here’s a great blog post from our friend Tim Vidra. I also like to sautee or briase them. You can add smaller, tender pieces to salads and sandwiches. Old timers are either looking for them, or stay far away, as they are reminded of having to go forage them out in the field for dinner! Wash wash Wash and rinse thoroughly, as these grow in sandy Hanover County soil. You can even put them in the washing machine, like some folks do!
• spinach – 5 dinners with spinach in them
• broccoli – don’t forget the stems
• sweet potatoes – Sweet Potato Latkes – perfect for Hannukah
• Pork chops – roasted pork chops with apples
• Bison Skirt Steak – Thai Bison Grilled Skirt Steak Salad Grilled with Balsamic apricot marinade (or Lime) (you can sub one of our yummy jams for the apricot – this would be amazing with the nectarine or plum.