Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm
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Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm

Until We Meet Again

Posted on February 14th, 2020
Wasn't it December just a few minutes ago? The end of Winter CSA has come, and we find ourselves surprised that this is the final week. Winter on the Farm is never dull. This season has been a season of "firsts" for us all, from first home deliveries to first Willowsford smoked hams! There have been... read more »

Hog Wild

Posted on February 7th, 2020
This has been a big week for CSA! In the last few days, we’ve doubled our pickup options by adding Pin Oak Park in Willowsford’s own Grove village, Greenheart Juicery in Aldie, and South Riding Town Hall in Chantilly. It’s so exciting to watch the season grow and take shape before our... read more »

Table to Farm

Posted on January 31st, 2020
Once upon a time, I didn't work on a farm. I also couldn't make anything in the kitchen (except coffee). Even then, however, I loved food. Flavors, textures, and colors on a plate make me giddy with anticipation: trying new dishes is a perpetual treat! My Instagram feed reads like a never-ending cookbook.... read more »

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends!

Posted on January 24th, 2020
Happy Friday once again, Farm-ily! Now that we're in our 7th week of Winter CSA, our hands and minds are truly working feverishly on Spring. There are seeds spread on the conference table, and germination chambers underway. Each day brings us a little victory, a nugget of planning come to fruition,... read more »

Responsibly Raised

Posted on January 17th, 2020
Hello Farm-ily! From my spot at the desk during winter, I see a cluster of fluffy brown hens happily snacking on a heap of arugula and other greens. In the next few weeks, our breeding pigs will join them here at the Grange, to help us better manage some of the woody brush areas that we don't cultivate.... read more »

Soup for All Seasons

Posted on January 10th, 2020
Farm-ily, It snowed! And on a CSA date, to boot. Last week was our first real encounter this season with snow shovels, salty sidewalks, and steely skies. In the pack shed, we rolled down the doors to keep out swirling gusts of snow as we prepared your boxes. We turned from our desks toward the windows,... read more »

Resolutions with Roots

Posted on January 3rd, 2020
Happy New Year (and new decade), Farm-ily! Early January is a time of opposites: the infectious enthusiasm for the blank slate of a new calendar page alongside the lingering effects of the holiday season. I find myself, year after year, needing gentle reminders to temper my excitement with respect for... read more »

A Blanket of Snow

Posted on December 12th, 2019
Happy Week #3, Farm-ily! The first snow of December (and of the year!) wraps households in holiday cheer and fervent hopes for school cancellations. On farms, oddly enough, this delicately frozen precipitation wraps our carefully tended winter crops in warmth. Snow is truly a blanket, a natural insulator... read more »

The Wealth of Winter

Posted on December 5th, 2019
Just like that, Farm-ily, the first week of Winter CSA is over and the second week begins. Time is a fickle friend in the colder months. The days grow shorter, and there seem to be so few of them between the bookends of the holidays. As the daylight weakens and our seasonal farm crew departs for the... read more »