Monday, October 20, 2014

Chickens, Ducks, and Veggies

A brief message from our friends at Tomtem Farms,

Chicken is Back!
We are processing a new batch this week and they will be available fresh at South of the James Farmers Market in Richmond or anytime this week for pickup on the farm. We will also have them frozen at all our Markets and on the farm until we run out. If you want to insure yours, please place a reservation through email and we can bring them to the market of your choice. 
Our red ranger chickens are pasture raised on a local non-GMO and non-medicated feed until they are 12 weeks old. Pasture raising for us means moving them outside when they are 2-3 weeks old, into a netted area with a house; moving the house daily and the netted area twice weekly. This way they have access to clean pasture, lots of bugs, and room to move around and forage. 
Whole chickens: $4.50/lb
Leg&Thigh: $7.50/lb
Wings: $6/lb
Boneless/Skinless Breast: $10.50/lb
Hearts or Livers: $6/lb
Gizzards, Feet, Necks, and Stock Making Packs: $3.50/lb

Holiday Ducks
Muscovy ducks will be available in late November and Early December for the holidays. We have an extremely limited supply. They will be available for $6/lb, ranging from 4-71/2lbs. If you are interested please place a reservation with us.

Don't need poultry, well no worries, we have a plethora of produce available right now. We need all of you to continue coming to the Farmers Market and buying from your local farmer. This time of year the customers seem to dwindle, but there is such an amazing diversity of produce and we farmers are still coming every week. Please come support us and we can provide you with great tasting food. Regular market season continues through November and you can find all types of cooking greens, salad greens, peppers, chiles, broccoli, carrots, beets, cabbage, garlic, herbs, and even some of the last delicious beans and tomatoes for the season. We look forward to seeing you. Autumn and Brian

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Food Day Market and Beyond

Food Day at BHM is fast approaching, but you might have noticed that while our next market is on Tuesday the 21st, Food Day is actually on Friday the 24th. So for us, obviously the logical thing to is to just celebrate for four days straight. Starting on October 21, with our very own Byrd House Market, every sort of Food Day event can be found here and the VCU campus:

Tuesday, October 21st

  • Real JUST Food @ Byrd House Market
  • Growing Cities Film and Discussion; Commons Theater, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 22nd
  • Local Food Day featuring Crown Orchard; Shafer Dining Center, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Herb Planting Party; Shafer Dining Center, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 23rd
  • Healthy Eating on $5 a day; Commons Theater, 12:30 - 1:30 PM
  • Real Food, Just Food Panel Discussion; Commons Virginia Rooms C/D, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Friday, October 24th
  • Herb Planting Party; Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Monday, October 13, 2014

First Foods, Next Foods, and Food Days


Let's Talk Breastfeeding - October 14

The event returns to the market! Enjoy a special food demo for "expectant" moms, dads, and even siblings too! Organized by Nurture RVA and the city of Richmond's Healthy Communities Action Team, this is the final event in a series of mini-festivals that brought women and families together to explore, celebrate and learn about breastfeeding and early nutrition.

(Food Day Event) "Growing Cities" Filming - October 21

The first of this year's series of Food Day events, following our own Byrd House Market Food Day, 7:30 - 8:30 PM at the VCU Commons Theater. "Across the country, people are growing their own food. See what's growing near you."

PS We've also had the pleasure of hosting a Tarot Card vendor for the past couple of markets. Stop by Natasha's little table and ask whatever piques your curiosity (for $5 per session).