We’ve Got Dad Covered

Greetings from the Farm,

Haven’t had time to get Dad a gift? We have a LIMITED number of our Ayrshire Farms Beef Boxes available! Order today for pickup or delivery before Father’s Day. This is just a reminder that the Online Farm Store closes TODAY, Sunday June 11th at 12pm!

This Weeks Cycle: The Online Farm Store is open for business! We are into the groove of the CSA, which means the ordering cycle is now in effect. Place your order between Thursday June 8th and Sunday June 11th by 12pm for fulfillment on June 15/16/17. 

Better than the Drive-In: Have you had the opportunity to tour the Farm yet? If not, we will be offering Wagon Ride Farm Tours next weekend on Saturday, June 17th! You’ll learn all about our practices, see where our produce is grown and say hi to our flock of chickens. You can sign up for a tour here.

It’s Scape Season! : Garlic Scapes are FINALLY here! Starting this week, you’ll be able to purchase Garlic Scapes on the Online Farm Store. One of our most-asked-about items, Garlic Scapes are the top of the garlic stalk containing the budding flower. We chop the tops to divert the energy and growth of the plant back into the bulb so that the heads themselves become larger. Meanwhile, we get to enjoy the Scapes with a delicious and mild garlic flavor!

The Day Gets Away: Forget to pick up your share? If you forget to pick up your order on Thursday from the Boathouse or Farm Stand, it will be available to pick up on Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Farm Stand in the Grange. Unclaimed shares will be donated to the local food pantry on Wednesday, so if you miss the Saturday pick up, please email us at farm@willowsfordfarm.com to schedule an alternative pick up time.

Connect With Us : Join us for one of our upcoming programs or volunteer alongside us. Visit the Conservancy Events, Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Eat well, be well,
– The Willowsford Farm Team

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Highlights This Week

Willowsford Farm Eggs
Willowsford Farm Eggs

Garlic Scapes
Garlic Scapes

Ayrshire Farms Beef Box
Ayrshire Farms Beef Box

Piccolima Cabbage
Piccolima Cabbage

 Round Hill
Round Hill

Red Lettuce
Red Lettuce

Storage Tips for Farmer’s Choice!

Did you know that your refrigerator uses a dehydration process to keep everything fresh? This is why your crisper drawer is the star of the produce show! Keeping your crisper drawer (set to “vegetables” if needed) airtight will help keep your Farmer’s Choice fresher for longer. For this week’s share, we recommend keeping everything airtight in that crisper drawer, even the greens! Our go-to for using up share contents before your next fulfillment is a stir-fry. It’s an easy and fun way to use more veggies and clean out your fridge!

Farmer’s Choice CSA Box


Green garlic, spinach, red lettuce, oregano, red radishes, kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, green top beets or sugar snap peas, scallions and sage! 

Red head lettuce, microgreens, cilantro, Lacinato Kale, green-top beets or sugar snap peas, garlic scapes, broccoli or broccolini! 

Flower Bouquets

Enjoy your share!!

Get MORE out of your bouquet!

  1. Start with a clean vessel. I sanitize mine with a splash of bleach and a good scrub and then rinse it out well.
  2. Fill the vessel with fresh water about  ⅓ of the way full. The more water you put in the more contact with the stems means more opportunity for bacteria to grow, so we recommend filling to ⅓ and changing water frequently
  3. Snip the ends of your flowers at an angle with a sharp pair of scissors or pruners.
  4. Do not place in direct sunlight.
  5. Change the water in the vase every other day and give the stems a fresh snip. Bacteria clog the stems of the flower and cause them to fade more quickly. Fresh, clean water and a fresh cut on the ends will help the flowers continue to be able to drink and last longer!
  6. Let the bouquet evolve! Some flowers are more ephemeral than others and we encourage our members to pull those blooms out of the bouquet once they fade but to continue to enjoy the other blooms and foliage that last longer.

This Week’s Recipe

We have a recipe from a CSA member to share with you this week! This comes from a Willowsford resident, Jennifer, a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic lifestyle coach. When sharing this recipe, Jennifer said “My hope by providing some new fresh recipes to our community will help them use what they are buying, feel all the amazing benefits of the plants, and become raving fans of the Farm and CSA”. Thank you Jennifer!!
Detoxifying Beet and Microgreen Salad
2 medium beets
2 cups of mixed microgreens
A handful of cilantro leaves
Juice of one lemon
1 Tbsp Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by cooking the beets. Boil them until tender, then let them cool, peel, and slice into thin rounds.
In a bowl, mix the microgreens, cilantro, and sliced beets.
For the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Toss the salad in the dressing and serve. Beets are great for purifying the blood and supporting liver detox.

Farm Stand Happenings 

Boathouse Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 – 6 PM
Farm Stand Open and Pick Up Hours:
Thursday, 4 – 7 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM

There will be no food truck today due to air quality concerns. Join us next week for a BRAND NEW food truck (The Knockout) at the Boathouse and KT Pizza at the Farm Stand.

Photos From the Farm

Photos : Gorgeous gorgeous greens! Today may be hazy, but we took plenty of photos of some of the delicious produce out in the fields this week. Can you name all three greens?! 

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