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What to Expect - Week 17, Season #23

For Week #17 – October 3— 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

  • Radishes (mix of daikons and cherry belles)

  • Yellow Squash/Green Zucchini assortment


  • Assorted Greens

  • Redskin Potatoes (may substitute Chinese chestnuts if the harvest runs short )

GUERRA FARM – José Antonio Guerra Martinez

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Zucchini

  • Jalapeño Peppers


Jennifer Gron's Colebrook Garden is offering hand-made goat milk soaps. The soaps are made in small batches using goat milk, organic coconut and olive oils, and essential oils for a light fragrance. Proceeds from these soaps go directly to support the goat feed bill for winter, when the pasture doesn't provide enough forage to sustain the small herd of 4 alpine goats. The soaps are available at $6 each, or $50 for 10. They are fully cured and ready to use.

Members can reserve their soaps by contacting Jennifer at

Available soaps:

  • 4 Unscented

  • 5 Rosemary

  • 9 Rosemary + Lavender

  • 23 Lavender

  • 8 Sweet Orange

  • 29 Rosemary + Spearmint

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD, Jen Ferinde & Family

Locust Grove, Spotsylvania County

CNG Certification Pending

Egg Shares Sold Out! Please see Jen Ferinde and Stavroula Conrad at the Side Share Table this Thursday to add your name to the Waiting List.

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 SOLD OUT! now available each week for interested FACSAP members! $40 for 5 weeks / $8 per dozen. MORE EGG SHARES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE SOON, AS THE HENS ALLOW! If interested, please add your name to the Wait List.

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 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. Eight have already been sold! Details and pricing coming soon, and a Turkey Share will be offered to FACSAP members. If interested, please add your name to the sign-up list.

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 now available! Please see Stavroula Conrad at the «Side Share» table if you are interested. Here are links to the farm’s websites and Facebook page:

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