What to Expect: Week #16, Season 23

September 24, 2019

For Week #16 – September 26— of the 2019 FACSAP Summer Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

 

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS – Lawrence and Becky Latané, Courtney Fishback

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Arugula bunches

  • Okra 

 

 

GREEN THUMB GROWERS – Tom Miller

Green Thumb Growers won’t have another delivery until the winter squash grow and mature sometime in the end of September.

 

 

 

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM – Jamie Whitaker

  • Green Veggie Shares (bunches of lettuce, bok choi, lambs greens, curly mustard, tender green mustard, arugula, or radishes)

Good afternoon! On Sunday I went out early to the farm, watered, and planted some seeds. It has been so dry that I had to plant twice in our outdoor planting, to get a good stand of bok choi, turnips, and other greens, and beets.  We've just transplanted lots of kale, collards, and lettuce that will be ready in 2-4 weeks! 

-Jamie

 

 

GUERRA FARM – José Antonio Guerra Martinez

  • Butternut Squash

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Tomatoes

  • Zucchini

  • Jalapeño Peppers

 

 

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM – Francis Ngoh

 

Members select from:

  • Oyster Mushrooms

  • Okra

  • Jalapeño Peppers

Large Shares select 4 units from these items and Small Shares select 2 units

 

 

 

 

TERRA STONE GREENS – Caroline Nicotera

  • This week I will be providing Sweet Peas, Sunflower Sprouts and my signature Brassica Mix - all highly nutritious Superfood for body and spirit. Packed with nutritious elements of vitamins, fiber, chlorophyll and trace elements. Excellent in green morning smoothies, soups, appetizers, poultry and fish. Enjoy these hearty young greens!

            -Caroline

 

 

GOLDEN ACRES ORCHARD – John Thomson & Mrs. Scottie Thomson

Apples coming soon!

 

 

CARDIAL APIARIES - Pete Burt

Pete from Cardinal Apiaries is filling honey gift jars this week and will make them available to FACSAP members THIS week Thursday, 26 September.  These make a particularly nice gift or table presentation. Pints and half-pint jars are shown here; Pete also has quart jars with red lids, the familiar 1-pound plastic squeeze bottles with black flip-top lids, and half-gallon glass jars with standard gold lids and rings.    

 

Those who would like to reserve jars may email Pete at honey@cardinalapiaries.com by WEDNESDAY evening, and he'll try to bring plenty of 'extras' for everyone to choose from.  

 

Prices are as follows: 

  • half-pint - $7

  • pound squeeze bottle - $10

  • pint - $13

  • quart - $25

  • half-gallon (wide-mouth glass jars with standard gold-colored lid)- $58

 

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD, Jen Ferinde & Family

Locust Grove, Spotsylvania County     

https://www.instagram.com/charis_farm/ 

CNG Certification Pending

 

Limited Egg Shares Now Available!  Please see Jen Ferinde and Stavroula Conrad at the Side Share Table this Thursday to reserve. 

 

Charis is committed to walking out our home and farm with integrity, uprightness and grace to our family, our animals and those that purchase our products. We are a small homestead located just south of the Wilderness Battlefield. Everything that grows here is for the purpose of abundant healthy life from the soil up. We grow regeneratively because it’s not just about the end product but the quality of the land and what we leave behind in the end. We grow a wide variety of items, first for our family and next for our like-minded friends. Eggs, broiler chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, fruit and veggies are some of the many items. All animals are pasture raised and lovingly cared for from life to death. We use Certified Organic soy-free products for any animals receiving grain and in the garden we use only lovely compost and homemade natural spray if needed. We look forward to sharing the blessings we receive from this land with all of you.

-Jen Ferinde

 

Highlights and Information for FACSAP Members:

  • Certified Naturally Grown, Soy-Free Chicken Egg Shares now available each week for interested FACSAP members! $40 for 5 weeks / $8 per dozen.

30 young hens now starting to lay eggs, joining the 8-9 older hens. So far, about 6-8 dozen eggs will be available each week. Three dozen have already been sold!

Please email Jen Ferinde wilferinde@hotmail.com or stop by the FACSAP Side Share table during Thursday’s harvest distribution. This week, eggs are available on a first come, first served basis.

 

[Jen will deliver the eggs fresh each week to the FACSAP Side Share table. Cash payments only.]

 

Pastured, Organic, Soy-Free Turkey

20 Turkeys are growing and will be ready the week before Thanksgiving in November. Four have already been sold! Details and pricing coming soon, and a Turkey Share will be offered to FACSAP members.

 

Pastured, Organic, Soy-Free Chicken

Chicken broilers are expected to be ready in the Spring. About 50 will be available every 8 weeks, starting in June 2020. More details will be available soon, and a Chicken Share will be offered to FACSAP members.

 

 

 

THERIANOS FAMILY ORGANIC FARM – in the village of Kallithea on the island of Zakynthos, Greece  

 

Ancient olive groves on the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea in western Greece.  Our family has lived and farmed here continuously for the past 600 years. Some of our olive trees are 1,500 and even 2,200 hundred years old! These are of the ancient Dopia variety, which is found nowhere else in the world except here on the island of Zakynthos.  

 

Possibility for a FACSAP Organic Olive Oil Share – Details coming soon! Please see Stavroula Conrad at the «Side Share» table if you are interested. Here are links to the farm’s websites and Facebook page:  

www.therianos.gr, http://www.therianosfamily.com/  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g663247-d10475860-Reviews-Therianos_Family_Farm-Kallithea_Zakynthos_Ionian_Islands.html 

https://www.facebook.com/therianosfamily/

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