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Frequently Asked Questions
 
Is the Farm and CSA open to the public?
 
 

Yes, the farm is open to all. We have a broad customer base and appreciate everyone who prioritizes local, sustainable argriculture and chooses to purchase from us. We are truly honored to feed all who trust us to grow for you!

Willowsford is a grand experiment in neighborhood, food production, recreation and conservation, and it is an ambitious and unprecedented goal for the farm to be supported entirely by the Willowsford community–if this were to happen, wow! That will give new meaning to the idea of Community Supported Agriculture, and maybe to the idea of Agriculture Supported Community. Let’s do it!

In the meantime, it is our responsibility to operate a viable farm business to keep these 300-acres of open space productive and self-sustaining. If we come to that bridge, we will surely find a way to provide for everyone.

 
 
May I visit the farm?
 
 

Yes. We host several tours throughout the season and the Farm Stand is open two days a week. Bring friends and family too! Check our calendar for tour dates and locations. Because we are a bustling production farm and operate on three non-contiguous properties, we ask that farm visits take place during formal tours only, or pre-arranged with us directly.

 
 
I'm interested in volunteering. Where do I sign up?
 
 

We have several volunteer positions open each year. Please visit our Get Involved page to apply.

 
 
Do you offer "Pick Your Own" opportunities?
 
 

For 2020, we plan to offer limited U-Pick crops at our secondary Farm property in Willowsford’s Grant village. We also have several family-friendly opportunities to participate in what we call “bulk harvests” of carrots, beets, watermelons, squash, and potatoes. Stay tuned to social media and our email newsletters for more details as the season progresses!

 
 
Do you sell raw milk or A2 milk?
 
 

No, it is illegal to sell raw milk in the Virginia Commonwealth and we don’t have any animals for dairy. Raw milk is available only through herd-share programs; there are a small number of these serving the state. None of our milk comes from farms that are tested A2.

We sell dairy products as well as milk CSA shares from South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland. South Mountain Creamery products are incredibly fresh, and are gently pasteurized and bottled on-site. Their herd of Holsteins and Jerseys are kept on pasture, supplemented with non-GMO forage, and the milk is never exposed to hormones or antibiotics. SMC prides itself on transparency and welcomes visitors 365 days a year!

 
 
What happens to the leftover food from the Farm Stand?
 
 

We donate food every week to Loudoun Interfaith Relief or the Dulles South Food Pantry.

 
 
I live in Willowsford, do I pay for the farm with my HOA fees?
 
 

The Farm is an enterprise of the Willowsford Conservancy, and independent 501(c)  organization that manages over 2,000-acres of open space at Willowsford. The Farm’s production is intended to be a viable business operation, supporting itself through sales on- and off- the farm.

 
 
How do I know what's in season and what to expect in my Farm share or at the Farm Stand?
 
 

CSA members can expect to receive a weekly email list of what we’re harvesting, and we make every effort to highlight Farm Stand offerings in our social media and newsletters. The calendar shown below is a general outlook of expected season duration for popular crops; farming, of course, is always weather dependent!

 

 

 

 
Willowsford Conservancy

44095 Pipeline Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

Phone: 571-440-2400

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Willowsford Farm Stand

23595 Founders Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148

Phone: 571-297-6900

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