Broadfork Farm

We have been traveling quite a bit this summer, trying to meet as many Little House vendors as possible, and also trying to see as much of this beautiful region as possible before we are at the store all day, every day.  I had only heard of Broadfork Farm because of their biodynamic practices, gorgeous produce and tasty bread.  This farm is only in its second year, but boy to they have some fans!

Dan and Janet and their youngest

Dan and Janet moved to Janet’s childhood home in Chesterfield county, cleared several acres, and now farm year round.  They even grow salad mixes mid- summer and mid- winter, along with several plantings of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and other tasty veggies.

 Their farm is so neat and impressively productive- especially considering that we visited at the end of the hottest July I can remember.  We loved hearing how they incorporate the biodynamic calendar and preparations into their growing practices, making this conscious farm beyond organic.

We ate okra straight off the plant!

Plus, Dan and Janet are great fun, making us wish we could return for one of their pizza parties around their wood fired oven!  These industrious folks are building a second, larger oven because demand for their bread has gotten to be so great.  We cannot wait to try it.

Janet and the Malabar spinach

You can get beautiful produce, flowers and bread from Broadfork Farm at the South of the James and Brandermill markets through October (and hopefully at Little House Green Grocery, whenever we open!)