Category Archives: Ways to get our food

We’re on the cover!

We’re thrilled to be on the cover of the Winter 2017 Maker’s Issue of Edible Blue Ridge! Thank you so much to Natalie and Eze for your great work and attention to detail. You can read the full article here.

 

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New pickup location at the Rockfish Valley Community Center!

We have added a new pickup location in Nelson County!  As of Nov 12, you can get your wood-fired bread and pastries at the Rockfish Valley Community Center on Saturdays, during opening hours. If you have an existing subscription, and would like to switch to this location, please contact us, and we will make the change.

Happy eating!

Ben and Heather

The farmer’s market season opens!

Come find us this morning (Saturday April 2) at the very first 2016 Charlottesville City Market (7 AM to noon) and at the last winter market at the Rockfish Valley Community Center (9:00 to noon).

We have beautiful plant starts for your garden, fresh spinach and wood-fired breads. And, we also are introducing hand-laminated croissants and scones, fresh from our brick oven. Quantities are limited, so get there early!

Looking forward to seeing your friendly faces!

Day 5: 2016 CSA signups are now open!

We are excited to announce that signups to our 2016 Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) are now open!

Purchasing a share entitles you to 19 weeks of ecological produce from our farm and a loaf of wood-fired sourdough bread. We pack our CSA boxes with fresh fruits and vegetables that are picked at their peak, so that our members can experience the best our farm has to offer from the beginning to the end of the growing season. We also publish a popular weekly newsletter with farm news and recipes to help you make the most of your box.

To keep things interesting, every year we introduce a few new varieties. For 2016, we are adding carrots, beets, broccoli raab (rapini), as well as new varieties of tomatoes and squash. But we are keeping prices, pickup times, and locations the same! For more details on our CSA, please go here.

You can sign up by filling out this form. We sold out last year, so don’t dally too long. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Low-cost CSA shares are here!

If you find yourself wanting to eat fresh local food, but find it too expensive for your budget, we have a new option this year. Thanks to generous donors to our farm, we are now have a limited number of pay-what-you-can CSA shares!

To help decide if the pay-what-you-can program is right for you, please look here to view the details of our CSA share and what the costs are.  Before you sign up, send us an email with the amount that you would like to pay for your share.  Once we make sure we have the funds to support your share, we will send you a link to sign up for our CSA.

You may pay any amount that suits your budget; we won’t ask questions.  Please keep in mind that the more you are able to contribute towards your share, the more people like you we will be able to help.

We are thrilled that we are able to make our delicious vegetables and bread available to folks that may normally be unable to afford it.  This is our way of increasing access to fresh, nutritious food that is responsibly-grown and -produced.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting program! And if you would like to make a donation to help us extend our low-cost CSA share program to more people, please contact us.

How winter bread deliveries will work

Thank you to all of our customers for making our first season a success!  This winter we will be selecting crops to grow for you next year and fine-tuning our bread recipes to make our sourdoughs even better.  If you like our bread and can’t wait until next spring, we will be baking bread this winter on a pre-order basis only.  See below for the details!

Starting in January, we will be baking bread once a month for on-farm pickup and for delivery to Charlottesville and Lexington. Please subscribe to our list if you would like to pre-order. Remember, our bread freezes very well, so be sure to stock up!

How it works: When you subscribe to our list, you will receive an email one week in advance of the delivery date with a list of breads that we will be baking. Please reply to that email with your pre-orders no later than midnight on the Monday prior to your pick-up date. Then, on the delivery day, look for your bread in a bag with your name on it!

Delivery days: January 9 (*previously January 8*), February 5, and March 5.

Lexington location: we will deliver to Farm to You at 2 pm, located at 637C Waddell St. in Lexington. You may pick up during shop hours (2-5 pm).

Charlottesville location: we will deliver to the front porch at 215 5th Street NW. Pickups will be between 10 AM and sundown. We ask that you please drive slowly through this neighborhood and respect the privacy of the homeowner that is allowing us to use this space. Thank you!

Nelson location: Bread will be available for pickup starting at 10 AM at our farm. Look for your bread in the first outbuilding you come to, on your left as you come up the drive.

Payment: When you email us with your bread order, we will send you an invoice confirming the details of your order. You may remit payment via Paypal, by mailing us a check, or by giving us cash (Nelson pickup only). If you opt to use Paypal, please email your payment to “littlehatcreek@gmail.com.” We would appreciate it if you would please use the “friends and family” option to avoid fees. If you opt to pay by check, please make it out to “Little Hat Creek Farm” and mail it to 163 Shaeffers Hollow Lane, Roseland, VA 22967.

That’s it! Thank you for your business!