Strawberries Are Coming!

   We've had a lot of rain out here in the last few days -- one night we got two and a half inches in a couple of hours, some of which ran under the doors into the market! But after fighting off  two hard freezes in in April, our strawberries are making the most of every break in the clouds. With a little luck and a little more sun, they should be going gang-busters for the Spring Farm Tour on May 21 and 22.
 
   To boost our production of other berries, we added 1200 new blueberry plants last week, and we've recently added several hundred black raspberries as well.

   CSA members, if your summer vacation plans are already set, please log into your account and make your vacation hold requests. If you've forgotten your log-in codes, let us know and we'll re-set you. 

No you-picking this week. Strawberries should start i week or so.

Delivery days for group sites and and home delivery members will be determined at the end of May, after we've sold most of our shares. Watch Crop Talk for that information and other news.

Spinach Salad with Awesome Delicious Sauce  

   A fun game I like to play when I don’t feel like making dinner is to tell the kids to pick an ingredient which we then add to a dish. This works well if you are making a stir fry, soup, or pizza. The other day my oldest son choose the spinach he had picked (of course), and my youngest son grabbed strawberries. My 9 year-old daughter made a phenomenal dressing using avocado and tahini -- which I can only assume she picked up from one of the many cooking magazines and cookbooks in the house. I was so impressed I encouraged her to enter it into a contest . . . . Even if she doesn’t win, this recipe is a winner! #proudmama

--Marla
 
Audley Farms CSA Add-on

   If you made it to the Members Open House on April 30, you had a chance to sample some of the extraordinary beef that comes from Audley Farm . We're carrying that beef in our market this year, and we're offering a special CSA beef add-on for pick-up here at the farm. More information about the add-on program is available on our blog .
 
  Coming Up

Strawberry Festival Weekends: May 28 & 29 and June 4 & 5

Admission included with CSA and Fan Memberships.

Food Truck Friday this week at Bluemont Vineyard: The Farm Effect Food Truck. 

And, by the way, three Bluemont Vineyard wines are now available in the farm market. Take one home after picking berries!

 
 
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