June 29th Farm Share Pick-up

It has been a while since I have blogged and I am very excited to have a moment to breath and get back to it!  Our beets are an RVA favorite and Hardywood has reached out to us to buy a large quantity of beets or a special brew they are making.


It is heartwarming to hear how hard they work to ensure that they only use local ingredients in their brews!  They are truly supporting local farmers and we appreciate it!!!

Last week was a great market showing of all things wonderful!  Matt produces all of this food with the help of two interns.  They all work hard to ensure you get the best of the very best!

If you receive a farm bag, here is what you will find in the bag:

  1. Carrots
  2. Kale
  3. Salad
  4. Bok Choi
  5. Tatsoi
  6. Garlic
  7. Zucchini

I am using these ingredients to develop my farmhouse meal plan so here it is!

My favorite recipe blogger is Skinny Taste!  Her food is always on point and are always healthy.  I am going to use my Bok Choi  for this awesome recipe!

I bought an air fryer for Christmas and absolutely love it!  I use it for everything and I know this will be great!  You can get the recipe here!

I love Tatsoi!  It tastes just like spinach!  You can serve it raw in a salad or cook it.  The stems taste like tiny bok choi stems are are so good!


In the summer time, I just want to get dinner done so I can have more time outside!  I love pizza and this one never disappoints.


Rather than using spinach I substitute tatsoi.  You can substitute tatsoi for any spinach recipe!  Here is the recipe I use!  I use the refrigerated dough, but you can make your own if you are ambitious.  Whenever I grill chicken, I always grill an extra few to add in recipes later in the week.  I serve this pizza with a side of our salad to prevent me from eating too many slices!  If you are looking for a dairy free option, UnMoo has a great cheese made from cashew nuts!  They are right next to us at market and their product is amazing!

Zucchini boats are my favorite and a low carb treat!  It takes a little work to put this together so I usually make two pans just so I have some for lunches!

They are a big hit at the farm house and they are so filling!  Get the recipe here!

I honestly eat a few leaves of kale each morning in my smoothie.  But I also love kale recipes for dinner!  Matt’s bunches are so big, they can handle breakfast each morning and a side!

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I love kale with pork!  Last week we traded our vegetables for a Boston Butt from Black Boar Farm at the South of the James Farmer’s market.  If you get your Boston Butt from Black Boar, tell him Black Creek Farm sent you!  We are in peach season, so I substitute peaches for apples and they are so good!  I cheat little on this recipe, cook the Boston Butt in the crockpot rather than the dutch oven for about 8 hours.  While I sauté the vegetables, I add the kale for the remaining 30 minutes.   I then shred up the meat and serve it as pictured.  You can get the recipe here!

Friday night is for easy nights!  You should have some pork left over as well as some salad.  I love a healthy carnitas salad bowl!  Just use the leftover pork from Thursday!  I  love to make it once and eat it twice!


You can get he recipe here.

You still have carrots leftover.  I use them for snacks, add them to salads, and even roast them as a side.  I promise, you will love it.

We will see you at the South of the James Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 8-12!




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