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What to Expect - Week #5, Season 24

For Week #5, July 9th, of the 2020 FACSAP Summer Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS – Lawrence & Becky Latané

  • Beautiful “Huckleberry Gold” Potatoes - blue skin and gold inside

  • Maybe an additional surprise or two, as field conditions allow this week

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM – Esteban Cabrera, Matz Groschel & Amir Davis

  • Lettuce

  • Mixed Potatoes – Yukon Golds or Redskins

  • Leeks

  • Fresh Basil bunches & Fresh Parsley bunches [Large Shares receive both of these, Small Shares receive 1 of these]


  • Kale (selection of White Russian, Lark’s Tongue or Rainbow Lacinato) in 8 oz bunches [Large Shares receive 2 bunches, Small Shares receive 1 bunch]

GUERRA GARDEN – José Antonio Guerra I will not have a harvest delivery this week. Looking forward to lots of summer veggies next week!


Available for direct purchase outside this week’s Share, Francis will have:

Garlic - $5.00 per braid

Microgreens Mix - $10 per 4oz clamshell container

Cocozelle Zucchini - $ 0.50 each

Pre-order by Thursday 11 a.m. recommended.

Francis Ngoh,


A little word from Downtown Greens' Youth Farm Program - note to members about our stepping back as a grower for FACSAP for the rest of this season:

The COVID-19 pandemic has made formerly food-insecure families in our community even more unstable. It is our duty to do what we can to help feed our neighbors who are struggling to purchase fresh food. To do that we are taking a hiatus from all sales of our produce, which includes contributing to the FACSAP.

Thank you to all who donated during signup. That financial support, along with a grant, has made up a good portion of the income that growing for the CSA and other restaurants would have provided. This is truly a generous community and without you, we aren't able to do what we do. So thank you again for your support! If you missed the opportunity and are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution, you can send a check to Downtown Greens, 206 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 or donate through PayPal on our website:

You may at some point end up with a Downtown Greens product in your share, but you'll definitely still see me [Sarah] at pickups and as always, you are all strongly encouraged and warmly invited to stop by the garden anytime to see what's growing!


BLASQUEZ GARDENS – Christien Conniff

I anticipate several varieties of cherry and pear tomatoes to be ripe by the end of July, and I might have okra ready for harvest then, too!

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD – Jen Ferinde & Family

SUMMER EGG SHARES now available! To sign up, go to the FACSAP website Side Share page: 2020 Egg Share

Pastured, organically-produced, soy-free, hand-gathered Chicken Eggs $8 per dozen.

We will have an 8 extra dozen eggs for sale this week. Online orders are encouraged. Looking forward to another great Thursday!

Pre-order by Thursday 11 a.m. recommended.

ALL THINGS FARM – Rebecca Bracewell & Wendy Williams

We will have bouquets this Thursday as usual. Thank you! -Becky

FRESH CUT FLOWER SHARES – still available for FACSAP members! To reserve your share:

  1. Send an email right away to

  2. Print the form from the FACSAP website Side Share page

  3. Bring your completed form and payment on Thursday and give to Becky.

GOLDEN ACRES ORCHARD – John Thomson & Mrs. Scottie Thomson

We look forward to delivering another Apple Juice Share this Fall, along with the apple harvest for FACSAP members.

THERIANOS FAMILY ORGANIC FARM – Dimitris Therianos & Family

JUNE OLIVE OIL SHARE now closed.The Shares have been sent to the Farm, and delivery is expected to arrive in Fredericksburg by the end of July. The Therianos Family is grateful being part of the FACSAP community!


FACSAP and its members are an important component of my customer base and I appreciate you. I'm in the midst of harvesting and bottling this year's honey, which has interesting floral notes. It will be ready soon for distribution into the Summer Shares, and for extra Honey Side Shares.

FOLK CITY SOAP – Heidi Lewis

I have prepared the soap bars made especially for FACSAP members, expected to be distributed in August.

There are 120 bars (in 4 different blends, approx. 30 bars each) plus I added 12 packages of my new zero-waste dish soap bar, in case members are interested in trying this for hand-washing dishes. These are very dense/hard soaps (not super-fatted like the bath bars) that come packaged with two small rounds of soap each—I use a dish sponge or brush with this soap to wash dishes as well as pots and pans, and make sure it dries between uses so it lasts longer.

The Soap is included with the Full Season Shares and will be available for direct purchase for the 10-Week and 4-Week Short Season Shares.


Kickshaw’s Gluten-Free Bakery will not offer Bread Shares this season. We are happy to fill any orders placed for folks for either home delivery or pickup at the farmers markets. Place your order via the website:

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