Monday, August 11, 2014

Byrd House Market Weekly Update!

 Weekly Update

Byrd House Farmers Market - Your Mid-Week Market!
New neighbors spotted enjoying Byrd House Farmers Market fare!

Looking for a particular vendor?
Check the Market Map 
Looking for a particular food?
Use our Product Search


Some of the choice items at today's market:

Eggs, chicken, beef, pork (free range, pastured, locally processed)

Fingerling potatoes, watermelons, cantelopes, sungold tomatoes, roma tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, summer squash, zucchini

Lettuce leaf basil, foot-long string beans, garlic, peaches, blueberries, sausauges

Crimini, shiitake, portobello, beer bread, croissants, rye/wheat blend loaf, english muffins, fig pastry

Gluten free banana muffins, buttermilk chocolate swirl pound cake, boyfriend cookies, molasses cookies, shortbreads, cheddar/pepper loaves


SNAP @ the Market

Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!

Eat Good. Grow Great!

WBCH hosts Governor Terry McAuliffe

as he announces the creation of the state's first Children’s Cabinet and the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success.

See the Governor's Twitter post,

and Press Release and full text of Executive Order No. 21 (2014)
VSU Dietetic Internship Program at BHM
8 dietetic interns will be assisting at the market today, from start to finish. Please make them welcome! Virginia State University's Farm to Table rotation in the VSU Dietetic Internship is a unique component meant to strengthen the interns' understanding of the food supply chain, with a focus on sustainable practices, social concerns (health, food safety, equity, and environment) related to agricultural practices, and farming basics. Click the heading of this story to learn more about this program. 


Friday, August 22 @ WBCH Playground
Free, annual event with games, food, prizes!

William Byrd Community House
Growing Richmond's Kids: Smart, Strong, Self-Confident!
Ready for School. Ready for Life.

Join Our WBCH Team!

Development Director

Director of Children’s Services

Early Childhood Lead Teacher


For full position descriptions click here.

All inquiries or resume and cover letter should be directed to Shelia Givens, Executive Director, at

CARDS. You must be getting close now!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Get the Blueberries While They're HOT! (so to speak) and Convenient!

Work Downtown Richmond? Live west of there? Kids attend WBCH Summer Camp? 

Byrd House Farmers Market is a convenient place to swing by on your way home to pick up something for supper!  First time? Get directions here.

Who's at the Market this week?

Check our Market Map!

What you can pick up and make quick for supper tonight? 

Roast the mushrooms and toss with basil pesto.
Somebody made Tomato Pie this weekend... (see our Facebook page)

Never quite sure how to use herbs or spices (or both!?!). This site has great ideas and actual information...



Our Blueberry Mint Angel Food Yum
 looks something like this... 

I made a really yummy dessert for a friend's family reunion this weekend.

My fruit salad plan was thwarted by procrastination and a watermelon filled with seeds, so I stormed my own brain to come up with this idea based on ingredients available at farmers markets, RIPE and DELICIOUS right now, no cooking necessary! Several tortured seconds later, I "eureka'd!" Click here that I may give you the first dessert I ever made in a parking lot.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Did you know it is National Blueberry Month? Check out all this good info on Blueberries - recipes, activities, health benefits...

What you can pick up and make quick for supper tonight?

Never quite sure how to use herbs or spices (or both!?!). This site has great ideas and actual information...


Who's at the Market this week? 

  • Agriberry* #
  • Amy's Garden* #
  • Bill's Produce #
  • The Byrd Farm* #
  • Deer Run Farm #
  • Epic Gardens
  • Faith Farm Foods
  • Mugsy's Dogtown Lounge
  • Origins Farm* #
  • Pedal Pops RVA
* These vendors sell organic products.

  • Phal's Noodles & Spring Rolls
  • Robbin's Heavenly Treats#
  • Salt Pork #
  • Serene Suds, LLC #
  • Sub Rosa Bakery #
  • Steve Haas Mushrooms #
  • Tomten Farm #
  • Wineberry Bakery
  • NonprofitsHandsOn Greater Richmond, Va League for Planned Parenthood
# These vendors supply our cooking demos and our musicians with complimentary good stuffs.

Green beans, Zuchini, Acorn and Summer squash, Red potatoes ... sounds like a roast to me!

Mugsy's Dogtown Lounge makes Chicken Fingers, Duck Feet, and Gizzards and Chicken Salad for Dogs and Cats! Ask what's in the case at the red tent today!