Medicinal Herb CSA for Autumn PVF East Shares

Transplanting Kale, 2012
PVF East Autumn CSA members will have an option to add a new Medicinal Herb CSA share!  If you have already registered and would like to add the Medicinal Herb CSA Share, email hana@potomacvegetablefarms.com with AUTUMN SHARE in the subject line. Gathered Threads will be starting its first year of Medicinal Herb CSA distribution 2014. All herbs are sustainably grown without pesticides and chemical fertilizers!! 85-100% of the herbs in the share are cultivated by Gathered Threads. A small...
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Babysitting/Farm Worker Position at PVF East

Rowan
Potomac Vegetable Farms is looking for an individual interested in a combined babysitting/farm worker position. The position will be 30 hours a week--15 hours of  babysitting one infant, now 8 months old, and working on the farm, at the roadside stand and in the fields for the remaining hours. The position starts immediately and will go through Halloween. Your work day start time will vary, but your day will end at 3pm. Babysitting would be on location in a designated indoor safe space for sl...
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Support film about CSA pioneers at INDIEGOGO

The Last Crop is a tribute to the Mains who, like you, have altered the status quo between farmer and food consumer through CSAs. It is a CALL TO ACTION to ensure that farmland will be affordable to our next generation of CSA farmers.  At the heart of our story is one family’s determination to address three critical issues facing farmers and our nation’s food system today: the affordability of farmland, the fragile balance of farm succession, and, ultimately, the preservation of small famil...
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PVF Roadside Stands Open July 2

PVF West Roadside Stand
The PVF East and West roadside stands will both open for the season on July 2, 2013. The Vienna Stand The main roadside stand is on Leesburg Pike (Route 7), four miles west of Tysons Corner in Fairfax County. The farm is on the south side of the road. Coming from the east, you must go past the farm, make a U-turn at Middleton Ridge Road and immediately get into the turn lane to make a right. From the west, we are two miles east of Baron Cameron Ave (Route 606). The stand is open from July 2...
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PVF West CSA’s Online Registration is Closed (but it’s not too late)

CSA Boxes Ready for Pickup
PVF West online registration is closed. However, if you're still interested in participating in the PVF West Summer CSA, please contact Stacey. For information about the PVF West Summer CSA, please see our CSA information page. The PVF East CSA is sold out. There will be no waiting list for summer. Registration for Autumn shares for both West and East will open up August 15.
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2013 CSA Registration is Open To All!

CSA Boxes Ready for Pickup
CSA Registration is open to all! CSA registration for both PVF West and PVF East is open to all. Registration will remain open until we sell out. Some pick up locations may sell out faster than others. PVF West: This year there will two options: on-farm Tuesday pickup in Purcellville and pick up at the Wednesday Leesburg Farmers' Market. To find out more, visit our CSA Information page. To register for PVF West ONLY, go to potomacvegetablefarmswest.smallfarmcentral.com. PVF East: ...
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COME SUPPORT THE FARM PROPOSAL FOR FAIRFAX COUNTY’S NEW 40-ACRE PARK IN MCLEAN

Salona Park Flyer
One innovative proposal is to use part of the space to create the County's own productive, ecologically- and financially-sustainable farm whose mission is to donate 50% of the harvest to local people who do not have access to fresh produce. This would meet and exceed the goals for a community park, and have long-term goals of: Educating students and supporting future farmers Creating a network of local public and private open space conserved through active farming Donating fresh produ...
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CSA Update: West is still open; East is full for the summer season

Market Style CSA at PVF West
PVF West is still open for new and returning member registration. If you’re a returning member, refer a friend and receive a $25 coupon for the Purcellville roadside stand. PVF West is offering a market-style CSA on Tuesdays from 2pm-7pm. Pick up is at the Purcellville farm's Roadside Stand on the corner of John Wolford Road and  Berlin Turnpike. Register now! PVF East’s (in Vienna)  CSA registration is now full. The summer shares for PVF-East are now sold out for  2012.  Fall shares will ope...
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Community Supporting Community: Closing the Circle of Community Supported Agriculture

Market Style CSA at PVF West
For some people, the CSA is all about the good food. For others, it is a way to support local farmers by making a substantial financial commitment (and get some good food).  And some people would love to be part of the CSA for both of those reasons but they cannot afford the full cost. How cool would it be if the CSA community, which includes the farm and the members, could support some of its members and help them to have access to these great vegetables?! PVF East is developing a pil...
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The Joy of Onions (or Hana Has A Lot To Say About Onions)

White Onions Curing in the Greenhouse
…grown without herbicides or pesticides or chemical fertilizers By Hana Newcomb We are breaking our own records with our onion crop this year – they have never been so consistent, so large, so healthy, and there have never been so many!  The secret this year was probably in the super wet April we had.  Onions love water, so once we got them into the muddy ground, they just took off and kept going. It took us a few years to develop our current onion growing techniques.  Back in the o...
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