Feb 132013

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?

Aug 262012

BusFarm was grateful to host the Mayor’s Youth Academy Urban Gardeners this past summer under the expert direction of Lisa Taranto with assistance from Harris Wheeler, Terry Clancy and Janelle Waldron. We really enjoyed having these young people at our urban farm a couple times a week and getting to know them. Some of the work they did was composting, harvesting vegetables, planting seeds, weeding, building beds and developing the soil. New foods were tried, but watermelon remained the favorite snack. One of the highlights of the season was that the gardeners were able to attend the compost workshop that Will Allen from Growing Power did for us. It was hot, hard sweaty work and we appreciate so much all your help and we hope to see you next year!

Elli Morris Photography

Aug 202012
Virginia's First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Mark Lilly, Farm to Family

Virginia’s First Lady Maureen McDonnell and Mark Lilly, Farm to Family at the 2010 Virginia Weight of the State Obesity Conference

Virginia’s First LadyMaureen McDonnell, recently sent a letter of  recognition for the efforts Farm to Family and BusFarm are making towards encouraging people to eat healthy and become more food secure. We first met Mrs. McDonnell when she visited the Farm Bus at the Virginia Weight of the State Conference in May, 2010. We are very grateful for her ongoing support for Farm to Family/BusFarm and her sincere dedication to the good health and well being for all the people of Virginia.

Weight of the State honorary chairwoman was Virginia First Lady, Maureen McDonnell. We were honored to have her visit the Farm to Family bus. Mark was one of the pre-conference speakers, and everyone got an opportunity to tour the bus.

Photos courtesy of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.

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