Our Green Thumbs Get a Workout!

Greetings from the Farm Team,

Welcome to week two of the 2024 CSA – The Farm has exploded with color as production is ramping up. Expect to see a bounty of fresh late spring and early summer produce in the coming weeks. We’ve got great flavors on the horizon: green-top beets, kohlrabi, braising greens, kale, Swiss chard…the list just keeps growing. And just in time for your Memorial Day gatherings! Speaking of – do you need something last minute?! Shop the Farm Stand today and Saturday and keep your gatherings this weekend local!

New Items Available – For Home Delivery / Pickup Next Week:
Bok Choi, kohlrabi, gluten-free strawberry rhubarb pie and green-top salad turnips – and don’t forget about the amazing spring spinach, chard and radishes – Shop the Online Farm Store Today!

Porch Coolers for Home Delivery: We strongly recommend putting a cooler out on your front porch if you will not be home during your delivery to maintain freshness and quality.

Farm Field Note, History of Farm Stands By Farmer Anna:  Did you see Farmer Anna’s Field Note?! Check out her write up about farm stands, here. New Text Reminders Available! We’re excited to announce the launch of text reminders from Willowsford Farm. Never miss placing your order again by signing up here or texting CARROT to 571-888-8395

Eat well, be well,
– The Willowsford Farm Team

Online Farm Store – Shop Today!

Online Farm Store Highlights


Willowsford Eggs
Willowsford Eggs
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Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi
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Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
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Ayrshire Farms Box
Ayrshire Farms Box
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Red Radish
Red Radish
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GF Lemon Sunshine
GF Lemon Sunshine
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Recipe Ideas + Share Contents

Recipes : Need a Little Inspiration?! We’ve Got You
A few Farm favorites this week include this simple Spinach and Vidalia Onion Dip recipe from Southern Living, Stir-Fried Boy Choy from the NY Times, and this Camembert, Apple and Spinach Salad – keep the cheese local from Village Cheeseworks! Do you have a little inspiration to share? Send us your favorite recipe links featuring Farm sourced food and we’ll share it with the Farm-ily.
Storage Tips
Interested in the best way to store your share? We love Roxbury Farm’s comprehensive guide! Click here to download the printable document.

Farmer’s Choice Video + CSA Share Contents This Week
Assorted apples (Beechwood Orchards), spinach, red radishes, bok choi, red head lettuce, Vidalia onion, microgreens, kohlrabi and sage?! Farmer’s Choice Possibilities for Next Week – Arugula, Napa cabbage, red head lettuce, microgreens, spinach, red radishes, kohlrabi and mint!

 

We Want To See You @ The Farm!

Willowsford Farm Stand – Thursday
Join Willowsford Conservancy’s Executive Director, Sophie Lambert, at the Farm Stand today (Thursday, May 23) at 5 PM for story time at the Farm Stand! Bring a blanket and the little ones to enjoy a nature themed story and some lawn games. Sophie will also have samples of delicious bird-friendly coffee as part of our Bird Monitoring Fundraiser!
Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 4 – 7 PM
Food Truck: El Sazon Mexicano
Willowsford Farm Stand – Saturday
Stop by for your weekly veggie supply and start your morning right by enjoying breakfast from Weirddoughs! Enjoy a delicious handcrafted bagel with smear or one of their bagel sandwiches (made with Willowsford Farm eggs!). Take your breakfast to go or enjoy a morning picnic on the Farm Stand Lawn.
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Food Truck: Weirddoughs Bagels & Brews

Boat House Mini Farm Stand
Stop by the Willowsford Boat House during CSA pickup to browse a selection of produce, pantry products and ice cream!
Date: Thursdays
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Yoga at the Farm Stand
Get your downward dog on at the Farm Stand! We’re excited to have Willowsford Resident Jennifer of JKS Yoga leading us again for yoga at the Farm Stand!  This beginner-friendly monthly class will take you through a series of poses to help you take in the sights and sounds of nature at the Farm Stand.
Dates: June 8th, July 14th, August 10th, September 14th, and October 5th
Time:  9 – 10 AM
Registration: For a single session & series pass info, here.

Meet the Chickens w/ Farmer Anna
Come and enjoy some time with the Farm chickens – We will then collect the eggs that have been laid that morning and head to our egg washing room to see how we clean our eggs. Every household will leave with a dozen eggs to try at home!
Dates: Saturday, June 1
Time: 10 – 11 AM
Register: And learn more, here.

Get to Know Your Farm-ily + Volunteer
Our volunteer opportunities are designed to engage every age – volunteer for one of our education programs, help pack CSA shares, do a special project, bag produce + more. See our current list of opportunities, here + please reach out if you have any questions, we’re happy to help you find the right fit.

This Week In Photos

Cheers to our Volunteers! Wow, our Farm-ily sure knows how to lend a hand! Many thanks to the incredible show of support over the past couple of weeks – your energy and enthusiasm lifts the spirits of the team and underlines the ‘C’ in Community Supported Agriculture. From bagging produce to washing eggs to cleaning the Farm Stand – YOU ROCK!

The Farm is bursting at the seams with vibrant shades of greens, reds and purples! Our new seasonal Farm Team member, Adam (welcome, Adam!), can be seen prepping spinach for the shares. Also pictured are some of our favorite kids from John Champe High School who helped Farmer Rachel share bread that was donated with our flock this week.

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