Great Day Gardens

One of Us! CSA Launch: Newsletter January 24, 2022

CSA 2022 Sign-ups are LIVE!

We are excited to launch our new CSA season, with the same great offerings as last year, and we are proud to be offering our own eggs and weekly flower bouquets as add-on options. Sign-ups are limited but we are offering more shares than last year to reflect our larger production capacity. Read about our Community Agriculture Program and sign up on our website!

CSA all the way!

Sweet, sweet turnips
We’ve got a good selection of produce available this week, but I wanted to give a special shout out our salad turnips. We have so many right now and they are at peak sweetness with these cold cold nights. They are so good! If you haven’t tried them, this is the week to do it. They are succelent and can be eaten raw or cooked. Try pan roasting them and tossing with a balsamic reduction! The tops are good too- tender enough for a salad, also good for a sautee.

Anemones blooming in the high tunnel (left) and our first transplants groing in the greenhouse (right).

Bread for the Farmers
We were excited to bake Pan au Levain hearth loaves and sorghum dinner rolls for the Virginia Association for Biological Farming conference at the Hotel Roanoke this weekend. Everything but the salt and yeast in the rolls was sourced locally, including the sorghum syrup, eggs, flour, milk, and sunflower oil. It takes a significant amount of effort for us to acquire these things, but the end product is so worth it!