Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy National Food Day

It's Real JUST Food Day @ Byrd House Market


Shop Real Food from our Local Growers and Makers.

Check out all items being raffled at the information table at the Byrd House Market Tuesdays 3:30-7 PM. All proceeds will benefit William Byrd Community House’s Byrd House Market and Neighborhood Nutrition Incentive Fund (provides SNAP matching funds and family discounts at the Market)! Winners will be announced on the opening day of Renegade Market. Prizes include:
a photography book titled “Sunburn” by local artist Chris McCaw
a numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin
a gift package from Quirk Gallery

Children can join Emily and Louis in the Community Garden today to make their very own birdfeeder to take home.

Renegade Market, our winter market, will begin Tuesday, November 4. Join us every Tuesday of the season between 3 and 6 PM!

THE $10 DEAL graciously offered by
Agriberry, Origins Farm, Byrd Farm, Epic Gardens, and Tomten Farm

Use your credit, debit or SNAP EBT cards!

Open to the Public @ VCU:
TONIGHT, October 21st

  • Growing Cities Film and Discussion; Commons Theater, 7:30 - 8:30 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

Oct. 28: Closing Day

Deals, a Vendor Pot-Luck & Raffles!
Nov. 4 is Election Day and first day of the Renegade Market!


Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!

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