Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm
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Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm

Many Hands

Posted on August 7th, 2020
Farm-ily, It's been an especially cheerful week here, and we have you to thank for it. Sometimes, farming in 2020 feels a little bit like farming in a vacuum. We miss the friendly chats while you wait for your take-out pizzas at the Farm Stand, and sharing the sights with your families on Twilight Farm... read more »

The Flip Side to Farming

Posted on July 31st, 2020
In this era of Instagram, farming is full of sunsets over the fields, brightly colored produce, and close-ups of farm animals. To be honest, I think farmers are quite comfortable with this rosy portrayal because we wear rose colored glasses ourselves. We grow veggies and raise animals so we can eat things... read more »

Renewed Purpose

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Farm-ily,  What an incredible, momentous day it’s been! You’ll never believe what happened…. It RAINED. Finally! All kidding aside, after weeks of drought the paths began the fields resembled lunar landscapes. If we had any less infrastructure for irrigation, our CSA shares this... read more »

Ripe for the Picking

Posted on July 17th, 2020
There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a beautifully ripe slice of watermelon and savoring that textbook bite of summer. There’s also nothing quite like cutting open the same watermelon and finding that it’s pale, and hard, and decidedly unready to eat. When we walk the... read more »

Surfing the Heat Wave

Posted on July 10th, 2020
Happy (hot) Friday, Farm-ily!  We’ve seen some headlines this week that the DC Metro area is breaking records for the longest hot streak. Today is the 15th day in a row at 90 degrees or above. The Farm office is littered with electrolyte packets and sunscreen. Ice cream suddenly seems like... read more »

Prudent Pruning

Posted on July 3rd, 2020
Happy Fourth of July, Farm-ily! I have a near-infamous appreciation for the aroma of fresh basil. So much, in fact, that I grow it indoors in my living room where I can smell it while I drink my tea in the morning on the couch! My indoor basil plant is currently tipped with budding white flowers, something... read more »

Succession Rivalry

Posted on June 26th, 2020
In our downstairs hallway, there’s a corner with pencil marks and dates on the painted wall, commemorating the height of our boys. Do you have something similar? In some households, there comes a season where a younger sibling suddenly catches up to (or sometimes surpasses!) an older brother or... read more »

Racing the Rain

Posted on June 19th, 2020
Farm-ily,  It’s a safe bet that a good chunk of our daylight during the Summer Solstice on Saturday will be obscured by dark clouds and downpours. This low pressure weather system has been toying with us all week, threatening storms but delivering sprinkles, and never moving on to rain on... read more »

A Sweet Farewell

Posted on June 12th, 2020
Have you ever sipped your morning coffee on a chilly day in October, contemplating the lifespan of a strawberry? If you answered yes, you must have the soul of a farmer! Strawberries are always one of our most popular crops, one that we all eagerly await and quickly devour. We usually start fielding... read more »