What to Expect - Week #9, Season 24

For Week #9, August 6th, of the 2020 FACSAP Summer Harvest, we anticipate the following this Thursday:

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

  • Mixed Potatoes – Yukon Gold & Redskin

  • Leeks

  • Heirloom Tomatoes

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS – Lawrence & Becky Latané

  • Elephant Garlic

  • Okra [enough for Large Shares only]

DOWNTOWN GREENS YOUTH FARM PROGRAM – Sarah Perry & Janet Douberly

  • Lettuce Leaf Basil

GUERRA GARDEN – José Antonio Guerra

  • Tomatoes (Big Mama & Big Beef)

  • Maybe Zucchini or Magda Squash

BULK Tomatoes Available from Guerra Garden!

This Thursday evening, August 6, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, José Antonio of Guerra Garden has bulk tomatoes available for direct purchase - Big Mama & Big Beef varieties. These superb tomatoes are excellent for canning, making sauce, stuffing & baking, or eating fresh in salads and sandwiches!

$2 per pound or $50 for a full Box.

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

José Antonio Guerra, joseantonioguerra56@gmail.com

  • Write «FACSAP EXTRA TOMATO ORDER THIS WEEK» in the subject line.

  • Specify # of pounds or # of boxes

  • Specify variety preference: «Big Mama» or «Big Beef» or «Mixed»

  • Payment in exact cash or check payable to «José Antonio Guerra»

  • Meet him curbside at his «Virginia Green Grocer» truck to pick up your tomatoes, at the Walker-Grant Center, rear parking lot, in downtown Fredericksburg. Bring your own box to transfer tomatoes, or take his box and return it to him next week.

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM – Francis Ngoh

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

Garlic $ 5 per braid

Fingerling Potatoes $5

Okra $5

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

Francis Ngoh, fengoh2010@gmail.com

BLASQUEZ GARDENS – Christien Conniff

I do not anticipate having a harvest delivery this week. Looking forward to next week!

GREEN THUMB GROWERS – Tom Miller

Green Thumb Growers does not have produce for delivery to Fredericksburg CSA Project on August 6, 2020.

Although there may be small amounts of kale available for gleaning over the next several weeks, this crop has succumbed to the usual harlequin bug after four successive harvests. The subsequent, interplanted winter squash are established and under irrigation. I anticipate a mix of acorn, butternut and Seminole squash about the middle of September.

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD – Jen Ferinde & Family

LATE 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.

I do not anticipate having any surplus eggs for direct purchase again this week. Egg Shares will be distributed as usual. Looking forward to another great Thursday!

ALL THINGS FARM – Rebecca Bracewell & Wendy Williams

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

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

  1. Send an email right away to rebeccabracewell1981@hotmail.com.

  2. Print the form from the FACSAP website Side Share page www.fredericksburgcsa.com/side-shares.

  3. Bring your completed form and payment on Thursday and give to Wendy or to a FACSAP volunteer.

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

Dimitris has shipped the Olive Oil Shares from the farm in Greece via UPS. The shipment is currently at the UPS warehouse in Philadelphia, PA, awaiting final delivery to Fredericksburg. Will send update once the packages arrive!

CARDINAL APIARIES – Pete Burt

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.

KICKSHAWS GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY – Kathy Craddock

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: www.kickshawsfxbg.com.

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