#804Day on August 4, at Buskey’s Cider

Buskey Cider was highlighted on , about expanding production and their #804Day, this Thursday.

804 day

The cidery at 2910 W. Leigh St. purchased three 60-barrel fermenters that will allow it to double its production.

“The biggest fermenter we had was 31 barrels, so adding three 60-barrel fermenters (1,860 gallons each) allows us to produce double of what we currently do,” said Will Correll, founder and CEO of the company.

Buskey’s will host #804Day on Aug. 4, at which nonprofit groups, musicians, restaurants and other Richmond businesses will feature their offerings. Boulevard Burger and Brew will sell some of its food at the event, and Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market will collaborate with Buskey’s to create cider through the use of its local produce to be served in Buskey’s tasting room on #804Day.

Buskey’s will donate 10 percent of cider sales from the event to HandsOn Greater Richmond, a nonprofit group that enables individuals, families and corporate groups the ability to engage in volunteer opportunities across the region. Read the rest of the article, here.

Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm

We just received notification from Councilman Charles Samuels that the new Farmers’ Market in the 2nd District is now open! This is great news for Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association because every Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., a Farmers’ Market produced by GrowRVA (who also operate the South of the James Market) is being held in the auxiliary parking lot of First Baptist Church at the corner of Boulevard and Monument. Each week, a portion of the market’s proceeds benefit ACTS, a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide support and resources during periods of financial crisis to prevent homelessness.

farmer's market

The Market is open to the public and food trucks will have food available, on site. This event will run all summer, its final day of 2016 being August 30.  For more information including a list of vendors, visit http://www.growrva.com/#!acts-farmers-market/sgozg

Old Dominion Mechanical Food Drive, through June 10, 2016, in Scott’s Addition

Old Dominion Mechanical is collecting food for the FeedMore.org, this month. They are seeking, in particular, non-perishable, high fiber and low-sugar food items, by June 10, 2016. 

Please tell Vicki, at Old Dominion Mechanical, that Scott’s Addition sent you. Thank you for what you can do to feed those less fortunate than yourself. SABA is proud to live in a community that serves those in need. 

Old Dominion Mechanical Food Drive, Scott's Addition

Please bring canned meat (tuna, chicken and salmon), canned vegetables, canned (or dry) beans, canned fruit, grains (pasta and rice), peanut butter, tomato products and healthy snacks (fruit cups, raisins and granola bars) to Old Dominion Mechanical3414 W. Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23230.