June 3rd

2014 CSA Week 1: June 3rd-June 8th

Thank you for becoming a member of our family farm! We are so excited about the beginning of the CSA season. This week, look out for red, green, and buttercrunch lettucemintlemon basilhorseradishchives, tuscan and red russian kale, and fresh eggs from our pasture-raised hens in your share!  Remember that your share will grow as the season progresses…

Important Farm Information

CSABucks Members— For Week 1 and Week 2 of the CSA program, the farm store at Fair Oaks Farm in Aldie will be open on a reduced operating schedule — Friday from 3-6pm and Sunday from 12-4pm.  Beginning in Week 3, the Farm Store will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Traditional CSA Members— The pickup and delivery schedule is listed below.
  1. Fair Oaks Farm (23718 New Mountain Road) Aldie, VA  – Sundays from 10 am – 4pm, June 8th is first delivery;
  2. Centreville, VA (13814 Ashington Court) – Sundays from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm.  June 8th is first delivery;
  3. Alexandria, VA  (2209 White Oaks Drive) – Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  June 3rd is first delivery;
  4. Arlington, VA (3300 North Columbus Street) – Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  June 3rd is first delivery;
  5. Cleveland Park, DC (3708 Albermarle Street, NW) – Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  June 3rd is first delivery;
  6. Georgetown, DC  (3319 Q Street, NW) – Fridays from 7:30 am – 10:00 am.  June 6th is first delivery;
  7. East Lynn Farm (19955 Airmont Road) Round Hill, VA – Fridays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  June 6th is first delivery.
 Reduce, Reuse and Recycle— that is the farm’s mantra.  In keeping with this important objective, we kindly ask Traditional CSA Share Members to return to us your egg carton from the previous week.  Please also remember to drop two LABELED, REUSABLE bags off at your scheduled drop pick up site.  We will fill them for you.  If you haven’t yet done that, don’t worry.  We will loan you one of our farm bags.  Simply return it to us the following week.  For CSABucks members, please bring your own egg cartons with you when you come to the farm to shop.  This will really help cut down on the waste and expense of egg cartons.  We, of course, have extra so don’t worry if you don’t have any or forgot yours.

Got Extra Leftovers?— Our chickens, ducks and guineas always appreciate leftover breads, crackers, fruits, pastries, rice, noodles, etc..   While these foods may no longer look that delicious to you anymore, they are veritable delicacies to our poultry!  We will gladly pick up your food leftovers each week when we deliver your shares or simply bring them with you to Fair Oaks Farm if you’re a CSABucks member.  Please be sure to put your leftovers in a secure bag and leave them at your drop site on the DAY OF THE DELIVERY.  We will be sure to collect them.  Why continue to “feed” your disposal perfectly good leftovers when you can feed our wonderful, pasture-raised feathered friends?

Spring Recipes

Wondering what to do with the produce in this week’s share? Check out these enticing recipes!
Click here to learn how to turn your basil, mint, and kale into a delicious pesto!
Check out this crispy tuscan kale recipe.
Combine your farm-fresh lettuce and mint into this green salad!

Upcoming Events

Farmer’s Market Dinner- We are proud to announce that our produce is now being served atMon Ami Gabi in Reston, VA. We will be speaking at their special Farmer’s Market Dinner on June 23rd; we would love to see you there!
Field To Plate Dinners– This summer, join us for an exciting series of Field-To-Plate dinners featuring renowned guest chefs and a meal prepared solely with ingredients from our farm. Keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters for dates and rates!
      19955 Airmont Rd                             23718 New Mountain Rd
Round Hill, VA 20141                                 Aldie, VA 20105
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