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Food Hub, CSA, and Produce Room News

NEWS ALERT!
The KELRAE FARM PRODUCE ROOM will be open THIS Friday 5/22 from 9-2 for you to get last minute items for the long holiday weekend and to choose possible new items - we may have broccoli, cauliflower, and summer squash! Please wear a mask & follow our posted COVID guidelines.

It's that time of year when the farms are hopping! We have so many ways for you to get the wonderful items you want:

KELRAE FARM FOOD HUB - join and shop from over 25 partner producers and order online Friday through Monday and pickup on Thursdays from 8:30-6

KELRAE FARM CSA - if you have subscribed to the KelRae Farm CSA, pickups are Tuesdays or Thursdays (depending on which day is in your contract) from 8:30-6

KELRAE FARM PRODUCE ROOM - the Produce Room will open Tuesday, June 2nd and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the spring and summer from 9-6. Please follow our posted COVID guidelines. Follow the farm on social media for updates!

Published: 05/20/2020

Memorial Day Membership Promotion Code

We honor our military members who gave their lives in service to our country on Memorial Day weekend. To help you enjoy your precious time with friends and family, we offer the code MEMORIAL_DAY for a free week of membership in our food hub.

Plan a meal, picnic, barbecue or family gathering around the amazing, seasonal choices offered by our local producers.

Welcome our newest producer AR's Hot Southern Honey, offering heat infused sauces to kick it up a notch.

Published: 05/12/2020

Reasons to Celebrate

It's a crazy time but there are many reasons to spark joy - graduations, births, teacher appreciations, Mother's and Father's Day, and the kindness of our community. Please remember A Box of Hope for Williamsburg House of Mercy. Think about a front porch gift for someone who is special to you. Plan a theme dinner with seafood, or brats and side salads, a fancy duck breast, or breakfast for dinner. Plan lunch with good old fashioned PBJ or a luscious salad with spring greens. We have all that and more for you with over 300 products on the KelRae Farm Food Hub.

Published: 05/06/2020

Know Your Farmer-Partner Producer Profile-Purcell's

Know your farmer, know your food. Get to know the producers working for you. This week we highlight Purcell’s Seafood.

Purcell's Seafood, based out of Burgess, Virginia on the Northern Neck, was first started 48 years ago. They grow oysters from larvae in their nursery until they are large enough to put on their own grounds for grow out. Their methods of grow out are bottom cage culture and directly on bottom to be dredged in traditionally. They are proud to be raising mother nature's filter for the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Oysters are harvested the day before pickup. Specializing in seafood products, their items for purchase on our hub include shucked oysters and shelled oysters.

Their fresh seafood is perfect for colder days in a homemade seafood chowder, or for the warmer days, host an outdoor oyster night with friends and family!

Published: 04/30/2020

Create Your Own Gift Basket for Mother's Day, Graduations

Share this code MOTHERS_DAY with your moms, daughters, and ladies and shop together with a free membership! Valid for this week's and next's shopping days. Shop our many producers for just the right gifts.
Shopping window is open Friday noon to Monday midnight. Pickup is Thursday.

Published: 04/29/2020

Mother's Day Membership Promotion Code

Share this code MOTHERS_DAY with your moms, daughters, and ladies and shop together with a free membership! Valid for this week's and next's shopping days. Shopping window is open Friday noon to Monday midnight.

Thank you for visiting our food hub. We bring together small farmers and producers and folks who want to join their community food system.

Published: 04/15/2020

Shop Our Partner Producers for Mother's Day and Graduations

We welcome new producers Pomocray Farm and Birdie's Pimiento Cheese!
Create your own gift basket with these wonderful options from the KelRae Farm Food Hub!
Virginia Bread Company
Soulful Coffee Roasters
HaaShrooms
Tasha's Own Goat Milk Soaps
Drumheller's Orchard
Purcell's Seafood
Free Range Juice
Wild Earth Fermentation
The Freckled Farm Soap Company
Dockery Branch Farm-Real Country Sausage
Stargell's Apiary
Custom Culinary Connections
Pomocray Farm
Birdie's Pimiento Cheese

Click SHOP above to get started!

Published: 04/08/2020

Box of Hope

Please consider adding a Box of Hope to your order. For a $10 donation, we will provide a Box of Hope to the Williamsburg House of Mercy's fresh food distribution. Each box will contain fresh produce and other fresh items that our partner producers contribute. Your donation covers only their food cost, while their labor and love is a donation. Your donation is tax deductible as House of Mercy is a 501c3 non- profit organization.

Published: 04/08/2020

NEW Promotion Code, Producers and Products!

For our first 50 shoppers this week, use SHOP_ON_LINE for a one month free membership! E-commerce is where it is at right now.
Already purchased a membership? No problem, this month will add on to what you have purchased.
Enjoy shopping our variety of local producers, and we are adding more all the time. Click the little SHOW MORE button at the bottom of your shopping screen to see all the wonderful farmers and producers and their items.
New products this week include:
* Free to be Healing Bone Broth is collagen-packed and loaded with tons of minerals and amino acids, made with locally sourced Edgewood Angus beef bones
* Pink Lady apple cider
* more coffee choices with their unique flavor profile
* fresh, local, early spring veggie options
Keep checking back in during the shopping window as producers update inventory as the weather changes, as the chickens lay, and as items sell out!

Published: 04/01/2020

NEW Partner Producers in the Food Hub

Our first partner producer was VIRGINIA BREAD COMPANY, based right here in Toano, Virginia.

This week, we added SOULFUL COFFEE ROASTERS and HAASHROOMS and TASHA'S OWN GOAT MILK SOAPS.
And now we offer DRUMHELLER'S ORCHARD and PURCELL'S SEAFOOD and FREE RANGE JUICE too! You can plan a complete menu with the many options available on the hub.

See their amazing products by clicking SHOP. You can search for a particular producer, like VIRGINIA BREAD COMPANY, with the CHOOSE A PRODUCER drop down menu.

While scrolling, remember to click SHOW MORE at the bottom right to see ALL the items.

Follow our partner producers on Facebook and Instagram!

Published: 03/24/2020