I just received word from Steve and Chris Ault of Ault's Family Farm and Apiary that due to farm expansion projects they will not be able to participate in the Goochland Farmers market this year. I love these guys, and am very sorry that they will not be able to be at the Goochland Market, but it sounds like they have plenty of great things ahead for those us who enjoy great, local, pastured meat. They promise that after these renovations are complete they will will be better able to serve our local community with fresh, thoughtfully raised pork, poultry and beef. We got our perfect Thanksgiving turkey from Ault's this past year, and they will have thanksgiving turkeys available for order again this year.
The best news is that Edible Garden restaurant of Goochland will continue its Co-Op program with their Summer Season Farm to Family Co-Op. EdibleGarden@comcast.net , and that Ault's Family Farm will be participating.
Fall Line Farms Farm to Family Co-Op firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.farm2udirect.com/
Here is an excerpt from a message sent out by Edible Garden....
"Fall Line Farms Fall Line Farms, LLC is a farm to family Co-op program designed to connect family owned and operated farms serving the Richmond area with local customers in search of local food year round.
Fall Line Farms represents more than 25 local farms and businesses serving the falls of the James River region. Our Winter Season opened in November of 2008 offering a full line of locally produced products to over 100 founding families weekly. "
This Co-Op offers a wide variety of organic and naturally grown products as well as hydroponically grown tomatoes, locally made candies, goat cheese, Bison meat, and fresh berries are just some of the items you could purchase on-line and pickup. As a member you select the items you would like to purchase each week and place your order all on line.
The Summer Co-Op runs May 1st through October 31st on a weekly cycle with orders placed over the weekend for Thursday pickup from 3:00-6:00. The pickup location has been, and I believe still is at Edible Garden in Goochland. In addition to your actual food cost there is an $85 fee to participate in the Six month Co-Op. However, if you can afford it they have lined up a fantastic list of participating farms.
Here is the run down of participating farms from their e-mail...
Ault’s Family Farm, Pamplin, VA : Pastured Pork, Lamb & Poultry, Honey, Brown Eggs
Beulah Land Fruits, Southampton County, VA : Figs, Muscadine Grapes, Persimmons, Asian Pears
Birdsong Farm, Wakefield, VA : Mesculan Mix, Sunchokes, Leeks, Elephant Garlic Blanton Garden, Suffolk :Tomatoes, Figs, Peppers, Carrots, Beets, Tatsoi, Potatoes Bradshaw Garden, Southampton County, VA : Beets, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Radishes, Mesculan Mix, Japanese Eggplant
Breeze Hill Farm, Powhatan, VA : Goat’s Milk Products, Yarns & Finished Items Brookview Farm, Manakin-Sabot, VA : Grass-fed Beef & Pork, Free-range Chicken Eggs, Honey
Cavanna Pasta, Richmond, VA : Homemade Fresh Pasta, Sauces
College Run, Surry, VA : Strawberries, Butterbeans
Cromwell Farm, Virginia Beach, VA : Broccoli, May Peas, Sugar Snaps, Lettuce & Beets Cullipher Farms, Virginia Beach, VA : Berries, Vegetables, Lettuces, Beans and Squash Dave & Dee’s Homegrown Mushrooms, Sedley, VA : Varieties of Fresh Oyster Mushrooms
Dodds Farm, Hanover, VA : Tomatoes, Black Beauty Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash
Deblyn Farm, Dinwiddie, VA Piedmontese Natural Lean Beef
Drewery Farm, Wakefield, VA : Blueberries
Goats R Us, Blackstone, VA : Artisan Goat Cheese Products
Herban Avenues, Lovettsville, VA :Organic Herbal Teas
Manakintowne Specialty Growers, Powhatan, VA : Specialty Greens & Herbs and Baked Goods
March Garden, Southampton County, VA : Potatoes, Melons, Cabbage
Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, VA : Pasture raised Beef, Lamb & Pork, Blackberries Shenandoah Farms, Mount Jackson, VA : Apples, Hydroponic Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bibb Lettuce
Shire Farm, Surry, VA : Free-range Chicken and Duck Eggs
Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland, VA : Cut Flowers, Free-range Chicken Eggs
Turner Garden, Southampton County, VA : Heirloom Tomatoes, Beets, Carrots, Celery Root, Fennel, Parsnips, Melons, Radishes, Spring Onions
Velatis Caramel Candies, Maidens, VA : Specialty Candies
Whitener Farms, Suffolk, VA : Tomatoes, Asparagus, Squash, Watermelon, Arugula, Onions, Eggplant, Okra, Radishes
Wild T Bison Farm, Haynesville, VA : Pasture Raised Bison Products
Williams Garden, Goochland, VA : Heirloom Tomatoes, Spring Onions, Carrots, Arugula Questions, Contact: Fallinefarms@comcast.net