Monday, June 13, 2011

Cooking Group Field Trip! 6-2-11

For our Cooking Group field trip we visited the only year-round indoor farmers market in the Richmond area called Farm to Family. This was an opportunity for us to see what foods Virginia has to offer. They have an area inside for children to read books, play with balls, and look at live bunnies while parents can shop. Everything they sell was produced within 150 miles of Richmond; and it's all made by eco-friendly farming. Their produce is organic and is often picked the same morning it is brought to the market. Their meats, dairy products, and eggs are all "pastured", meaning they are free to roam and eat as animals were meant to. They also carry local honey for those of you with allergies to pollen.

At the end of our visit we purchased tomatoes, zucchini, cherries, apples, salad greens, bread, beef, eggs, potatoes, onions, beets, peas, and more!

If anyone would like to go in the future, mention that you are LDS and you'd like the "Church discount" they offer--I think it's 10% off (Mark and Suzi Lilly are LDS and they run the place). Also, BRING YOUR OWN GROCERY BAGS!

It is located at:

2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223

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