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Byrd House Market This Afternoon

From the email announcement:



Autumn Food & Flowers
Roast chicken with apples… Sweet Potatoes and butter… Green beans in garlic and dill… Eggplant parmesano OR baba ganouj… Blackberry cobbler OR smoothie with maple syrup and cinnamon…
Plums, Apples, Tomatoes, Peppers, Shroomses, Shallots, Garlic, Collards, Cabbages, Kale, Chard, Late summer squashes of every ilk and shape.

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Vendor Amy’s Organic Garden has a great blog full of recipes.
Amy’s Recipes!

FOOD NEWS: USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies
Virginia received a total of $1,178,409 from three programs to fund 18 projects across the state: 7 projects received $623,923 from the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). 8 projects received $353,064 from the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and VDACS received $201,422 from the Federal State Market Improvement Program (FSMIP). Click link above to read full release.

Got questions?
THE MARKET MAP will help you find the Market manager at the BHM Information Tent.


Bread, baking…mmm
Margie’s Comforts Home Bakery
Sub Rosa Wood Fired Bakery
Wineberry Bakery

Nonprofits@the Market
Boaz & Ruth
Capital Area Health Network

For Kids
Face Painting with Louis
4 – 6 pm
Bark & Leaf Rubbings with Emily:
4 – 5:30 pm
Corn Hole Toss Game – All Day
in the Grace Arents Community Garden

Next Week
Meet the Interns
Fall Simmers, Sauces & Sautes
Oct. 14 – Food for Mama is Food for Baby
Oct. 21 – National Food Day @ the Market (a little more info below)
Oct. 28 – Closing Day Deals & Raffles!

Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!
The $10 Student Deal is now for
Faculty and Staff, too!
Show your University ID to a participating vendor (Agriberry, Origins Farm, The Byrd Farm, Epic Gardens, Tomten Farm) and ask about their deal of the day!
for directions and more.

National Food Day at Byrd House Market! Celebrating food and the people who grow it, pack it, drive it, sell it, store it, cook it, and serve it to us at Byrd House Farmers Market, in the 3rd annual collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wellness Resource Center. Details for the week coming soon!
Take this quiz: 14 Questions That Could Save Your Life and the Planet!

Trash/Recycling Pickup Tomorrow

This Wednesday is a red Wednesday, which means trash and recycling pickup. Please make sure you pick up containers after pickup tomorrow night. They do not belong on the sidewalk after tomorrow night.

In order to take your recycling to the next level, read this: 10 ways to improve your recycling.

Appreciate that we do not live in Russia-

There is little doubt Moscow could use a robust recycling effort. The majority of the city’s landfills date to the Soviet period and fail to meet modern environmental standards. Furthermore, Greenpeace Russia has estimated that all of Moscow’s landfills will be full within the next two to four years.

In the absence of a broad municipal effort, die-hard recyclers have to rely on a hodgepodge of private, for-profit companies that are not always willing to accept small batches of recyclables, usually take only one kind of material, and are both far away and hard to find.

Cost of War Exhibit In Monroe Park This Wednesday

From FaceBook event page:

Boots and Shoes Represent Virginians, Iraqis and Afghans Lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Today as the United States intensifies its military involvement in Iraq and Syria, the Richmond Peace Education Center is sponsoring an exhibit designed to promote somber reflection about the human cost of our recent wars to the commonwealth of Virginia.

An exhibit symbolizing U.S. servicemen and women as well as Iraqi and Afghan civilians killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars will be on display 11am to 6pm, October 1 at Monroe Park.

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“St. Andrew’s School offers venerable innovation”

There was an opinion piece in today’s Times Dispatch newspaper on the St. Andrew’s School, written by St. Andrew’s School headmaster Cyndy Weldon-Lassiter, Ed.D.

Here is the beginning excerpt:

In 1894, confident in her belief that a solid education was essential in preparing the children of the working poor to overcome their circumstances and lead improved lives, social reformer and philanthropist Grace Arents founded St. Andrew’s School in Richmond’s Oregon Hill. The school was available to the children of the neighborhood at no cost to their financially struggling families.
As the school celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, the original mission remains unchanged: to educate children from low-income families through a full scholarship for every child. And its progressive approach to education, firmly rooted in 21st-century best practices, nonetheless still reflects much of Ms. Arents’ philosophical underpinnings from the 1890s.

St. Andrew’s School Embarks On Fundraising Campaign

From Richmond Bizsense article:

St. Andrew’s School in Oregon Hill is trying to raise $1.2 million to fund some major repairs to its 110-year-old South Cherry Street schoolhouse. The school was founded in 1894 by Grace Arents, heir to the fortune of her uncle, Richmond businessman and fellow philanthropist Lewis Ginter.

Students at St. Andrew’s come from low-income local families, and the school’s mission is to provide them with a quality, progressive education as an alternative to their assigned public school. All students are given full scholarships, and the school provides free breakfast, lunch and a snack each school day.

“The caliber of our education is really high,” said Michelle Rosman, St. Andrew’s director of communications. “We’re trying to get the building and surroundings to match up with that.”