Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm
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Farm Happenings at Willowsford Farm

Deep Roots

Posted on October 25th, 2019
My great grandmother in West Virginia had a root cellar. I remember hiding in the dim, cool space with my cousins during family reunions and playing between the potatoes and turnips; I remember the summer we accidentally broke a dozen jars of apple butter, and because I was the youngest, I was a sc1 read more »

Jack Frost Comes To Town

Posted on October 18th, 2019
Have you noticed the weather today? The gusts of wind and the sudden chill are hard to ignore, especially for a farmer. A week ago, it felt like August might still be lingering, and this weekend we are preparing for the possibility of the season’s first frost. The Farmer’s Almanac says1 read more »

In a Pickle

Posted on October 11th, 2019
The frost hasn't hit yet, but we can see it on the horizon. Mornings are crisp and cool, broccolini is sprouting, and pumpkins adorn doorsteps and dinner tables. After so very long, summer is well and truly over. As the contents of our shares (and plates!) change with the seasons, we use every tool1 read more »

Everything's Coming Up Roasted

Posted on October 4th, 2019
One of the best side-effects of (finally) cooling temperatures is that it becomes bearable to turn on an oven again! Summer salsas, chilled salads, and kabobs from the grill are heavenly in their time; still, I have missed my Dutch oven and my cast iron pans. Roasting is my default cooking method.1 read more »