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Summer Harvest Membership Promotion

It is the peak of summer harvest and we need to get these fabulous vegetables in your freezer and pantry for enjoyment throughout the year!

Enjoy a FREE trial membership with us by signing up now using customer promotion code Summer2016 and receive 3 months FREE trial membership.

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Why Fall Line Farms?

Fall Line Farms opened in the fall of 2008 with one goal in mind, to help small farms through the challenging season ahead. Since then, the company has grown and developed but never wavered from this basic focus. Our innovative online buying program allows our small farmers to sell their products as they come available at a competitive fair price that is set by them. There is no minimum supply required for them to sell, allowing very small start up farms to grow and expand into a larger marketplace. We like to think of ourselves as an incubator for small sustainable farms to test products and growing practices to deliver the very best from their land to our customer base.
For the customer, you too will enjoy the flexibility of shopping from home when you want to for what you need. There are no minimum orders and you can order as often as you like. Our farmers share with you details about their products and their practices so you can make the best decisions for your family's health and nutrition needs. Completely transparent, you will know exactly where your food is coming from and are encouraged to contact your favorite farmers directly with questions.
Sign up now using promotion code Summer2016 and enjoy three FREE months of our fabulous weekly farm shopping services. Spread the word!

Food for Thought...

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
(The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry)

About Fall Line Farms

Fall Line Farms, Richmond’s online farmers market, connects our community with fresh, healthy food straight from our local farmers. With one order, one payment and one pick up, you can order food directly from over 50 different family owned and operated farms and small businesses right here in our area.
At Fall Line Farms you shop by the item from our participating farms selecting only the items you would like to order. There is no minimum order and you are not required to order each week.

Shopping Options

We have a new shopping option on our site!
For those of you who prefer to scroll through our products as a list without photos (similar to the old Buying Pages), you may now select the green "Show List" button on our Shop page.
Either way you choose to view the Buying Pages, you can always use the drop down search features on the right hand side to shorten your list. If you select "View Details" you can view the pictures and more info.

Expanded Shopping Hours

Fall Line farms has new expanded shopping hours. The Buying Pages are now open each week from:
Friday at 12 noon until Monday 12 midnight

Deep Run customers to pick up at Short Pump this week

Deep Run customers who normally pick up at Design Line on Mayland Court will be picking up at our Short Pump location at The Olive Oil Taproom, 200 Towne Center W Blvd, Henrico, VA 23233 this week 10/27.
We will be back at Design Line next week 11/3.
Thank you for your flexibility!

Producer of the week - Misty Morning Sunrise Farm

This Autumn, we at Misty Morning Sunrise Farm have introduced some new products to help you and yours enjoy the "Flavors of Fall".
Our new "Taste of the Mediterranean Salad Dressing" has been a family favorite for many years. We use our own bees' smoked honey in the recipe.
Long ago we decided to make our own salad dressings because some of our children would break out in a rash around the mouth as soon as they ate store bought dressings! In addition, since our son has Celiac Disease, we have also ensured it is Gluten Free.
Next, we have topped our world famous "Moistest Pumpkin Loaf" with toffee-coated pecans and, wow, has it ever punched up the flavor!

Like pumpkin? Then try our Pumpkin Spice Granola (GF); it is light on the sugar and spices so that the pumpkin puree flavor comes through, and the pepitas (tender pumpkin seeds) add nice color, crunch and added iron, protein and fiber.

These three items are a limited run, so enjoy them while you can! Then keep checking out our offerings as we approach the winter holidays. We hope to offer a holiday granola, jazz up the pumpkin loaf, and whip up some super special muffins or cupcakes!

Producer of the week - Farmstead Ferments

Farmstead Ferments is located on a small farm outside of Charlottesville, VA. It is there that we grow and harvest (using organic practices) most of the various vegetables that we use in our products. What we don’t grow ourselves we source from our local farming community, ensuring that our products, our local economy, and our Earth is healthy.

We are a family of fermentation artists, gardeners, herbalists, local food advocates and community builders. Our kraut kitchen, located in Scottsville, VA, is a place of constant creative flow. The vegetables coming in from the field and their flavors are ever-evolving and inspired by everything we’ve grown before. This keeps production exciting for both our team members and our clients.

Farmstead Ferments are never pasteurized, so these wholesome, nutritious, and delicious foods are absolutely loaded with life force and teeming with electrolytes, enzymes, and probiotics. It brings us great joy to have seen our small business grow in such a way as to provide us with a livelihood doing what we love while feeding our community healthy and probiotic-rich foods of the highest quality. We feel better when we eat these foods and hope that you will too.

Producer of the week - Brookview Farm

Brookview Farm LLC is a family owned and operated grass-fed and finished cattle farm located in Goochland County, VA. The Fisher family has owned and operated Brookview Farm for over 30 years. Our animals’ diet of grass and clover, coupled with the fact that they are fit and active, produces meat that is high in protein and anti-oxidants. Our cattle are given no antibiotics and we use all-natural, sustainable practices to raise our beef from birth on our 300 acres of green pastures. In 2007, we received the national award for Stewards of the Land by the American Farmland Trust which is given to a farm nominated by its peers. We've also been featured in Garden and Gun magazine.
Please follow us on Instagram brookviewfarmva and on Facebook!

Windmill Outback Nursery is back with famous "Ugly as Sin Apples"

Welcome back Windmill Outback Nursery with their famous Ugly As Sin apples. These apples are primarily cooking apples, great fried or made into applesauce, but can be eaten fresh as well. Michael Gillespie of Windmill Outback calls them Ugly As Sin because he doesn't spray any pesticides on them and some have the cedar rust blemish on the outside peel. It does not affect the taste, only the looks of the apple. They are still delicious!

Enjoy Summer Squash as we transition into fall

It still feels like summer but the weekend will bring cooler temperatures and next week we can expect to feel fall in the air. Such transition is also evident in our produce available this week, as you can still enjoy sweet tender summer squash and zucchini as well as the more savory autumn varieties that have started to come in and will continue through the fall season. The summer products will not last much longer so enjoy while you can!

Peppers - In season now!

Peppers, either sweet or spicy, have your taste preferences covered and no matter where they fall on the Scoville scale (measurement of hot and spicy qualities) they each offer up unique health benefits!

Peppers are generally classified as sweet or chili. Capsaicin is a bioactive phytochemical that provides the pungent, spicy taste to peppers with higher amounts of capsaicin found in chili peppers (such as ghost or jalapeno peppers) when compared to sweet bell peppers.

Capsaicin has been widely studied for its numerous health and wellness benefits including its analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-cancer properties. Most interesting is its role in anti-cancer activity where capsaicin has been reported to slow the survival and spread of cancer cells.

But do not be fooled, just because sweet peppers have low amounts of capsaicin doesn't mean they have limited nutritional contribution. Bell peppers in particular are an exceptional source of vitamin C, exceeding the recommended intake levels by 150 to 200% in just one medium red bell pepper. Oranges, often thought of as the go-to source of vitamin C, do not hold a candle to ripe bell peppers which contain around 2.5 to 3 times as much Vitamin C. Vitamin C can also help increase the absorption of iron from plants, which is often not as easily absorbed as iron from animal products, making it important for those with low iron levels or those following a plant-based diet.

As peppers ripen and depending on the variety, they may turn from green to red. The red, or ripe version has a higher content of not only vitamin C, but also vitamin A and B vitamins.
By Becky Garten, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Now is the time for Fall Planting

Are you considering planting a fall garden? Now is the time to be getting your fall plants together and enjoying a last late harvest of the year. Stock up now with fabulous vegetable plants grown by Forrest Green Farm in Louisa County. Forrest green Farms uses natural and sustainable methods of growing herbs and vegetables for healthier, self-reliant living. Plant now for a fabulous fall harvest with hearty greens and winter vegetables to take you into the holidays.

Black Hand Coffee expands into Brookland Park

from Richmond Bizsense article:
Brookland Park Blvd.: ‘I didn’t know this was here’
Jonathan Spiers August 25, 2016 16
“Is this the next Scott’s Addition?” one attendee asked another as a group of developers, architects and commercial real estate brokers crammed inside the Streetcar Café coffee shop along Brookland Park Boulevard, a long-neglected corridor that some are declaring Richmond’s next commercial hot spot.
“This corridor is rich with opportunity,” Streetcar Café’s Derek McDaniels told the group. “It was abandoned roughly 60 years ago, when ‘white flight’ occurred and then crime escalated and all the other things that impact small main streets. But what has been maintained here is a desire of folks to shop within their neighborhood.”
Adding to their options in the next several months will be locally based Black Hand Coffee, which is moving its roasting and wholesale distribution operation from its current location in Scott’s Addition.
The interest adds to activity already underway in the corridor, where the City of Richmond’s economic and community development department – which for years has been pushing to revitalize the area through tax-abatement programs and other redevelopment incentives – has placed banners on street posts along the corridor that read: “Brookland Park Boulevard: Experience the transformation.”
For Black Hand Coffee, which is maintaining its storefront in the Museum District, renovations are underway at 15 E. Brookland Park Blvd., where an art deco-style garage building will house its roasting and wholesale distribution operation, currently based in a warehouse on West Leigh Street in Scott’s Addition.
Black Hand owner Clay Gilbert said he was looking for a space where he could combine the roaster with a second café. He said rising rents in Scott’s Addition made the concept less practical there.
Once he takes possession of the property in October, Gilbert said, roasting would start right away while work is done for the café, which is planned to open in November or December. Gilbert said he plans to put about $25,000 into the property.
“I’m actually from Richmond, but I didn’t even know this place existed,” Gilbert said of Brookland Park. “We were able to take advantage of some economic development credits, because the city is really invested in bringing that area up. And we decided that, long term, Scott’s Addition wasn’t going to be a place where I could put a café.
“I think that area has a lot of potential. There are a good number of restaurants that could go in there or want to go in that area,” he said, adding that he’s happy to commit to the area long-term, having signed a five-year lease.

Soybeans: Local & Organic from Dragonfly Farm

June 1st, 2016 we hand sowed a half acre of edamame with inoculate on each seed (it was a lot of fun to learn how to cast them in the rows Doug had made with his old tractor). Before we knew it soybean stalks were growing 3 inches tall! Then 6! Then 12! Then 2 feet! Then 3 feet! With pods galore and everywhere, we knew by August 2nd when we walked through the field, the Summer harvest was upon us again!
With already one successful week of sales on Lulu's Local Food and at Farmer's Markets, we've sold em' raw in the pod, steamed in the pod, steamed by the bean, and boiled and blended into a basil edamame hummus! People in multiple watersheds are finding their source of protein from the soy of the fair fields of Cumberland Co.
This is where you come into the picture my friend! Unless you want to come out to Cumberland Co. and pick your own (something for which we're always delighted to host you), your contribution to welcoming this new and beautiful food that's living in our soil is to have its fruit delivered to your order pickup location and bring it home to either prepare or enjoy prepared by us!
This week Labon has helped us gather a machine from Virginia State University that takes the pods off the stem, so we're ready for a large order. If you have any recipes you recommend, let us know because we're eager to try preparing them in new ways. May you never hunger and may the soy be with you. :)
Sincerely,Alexander, Judy, Suzanne and Doug @Dragonfly Organic Farm