Planting Seeds of Hope

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Greetings from the Farm,Little Humans are Seeds of Hope : This week the Farm is engaging the next generation via Camp Willowsford and by the close of the week, the Farm will have hosted 88 children ages 5 – 13. Each of whom spent time with the Farm team learning passively and actively about the importance of each of our Farm initiatives. They learned the importance of cover crops, bees, rotational grazing, how resilience through soil health is important to combat drought and heavy rain – but most importantly they shared time getting to know their fellow little human neighbors.

To demonstrate our impact : today during our wagon ride Farm tour a repeat camper was easily able to identify what a cover crop was and why it’s important for soil health. And while her insight is advanced for her age (truly, D!), it’s these types of experiences that plant seeds of hope. Some might say, how / why do I contribute to the Farm and the answer is simple. We provide more than tasty carrots and pasture raised eggs – every dollar allocated to our effort plants a seed of hope that provides a greater opportunity for a more resilient environment & community. In the short-run – the carrots + eggs are freaking nutritious & tasty!

Help us plant seeds of hope : Join us for one of our upcoming programs or volunteer alongside us. Upcoming happenings include: Wagon Ride Farm Tours, Community Egg Collection, Environmental Based Field Games, Packing CSA Shares, Distributing Shares, and more. Visit the Conservancy Events, Instagram or Facebook pages for details.

Happy Eating,
– The Willowsford Farm Team

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Highlights This Week


Fruit, Nectarines - IPM
Fruit, Nectarines – IPM
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Green Beans - Organic
Green Beans – Organic
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Corn, Sweet - Organic
Corn, Sweet – Organic
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Premium Steak Bundle - Organic
Premium Steak Bundle – Organic
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Farmer’s Choice CSA Box

The team was too busy hanging out with the little humans of Willowsford this week and didn’t have time to produce a CSA video – if you have questions about your share give us a shout via email. 

THE SHARE THIS WEEK:
Shishito peppers, green bell peppers, fairy tale eggplant, Italian eggplant, potatoes, peaches, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes – cherry or slicers, uncured garlic

THE SHARE NEXT WEEK:
Green beans, nectarines, green bell peppers, onions, assorted tomatoes, microgreens, celery, summer squash or cucs, garlic, basil & picolima cabbage

Flower Varieties in the Bouquets this Week : Lissianthus, Zinnias, Delphinium, Foxglove, Celosia, Frosted explosion grass, Rudbeckia triloba, Lissianthus, Zinnias, Delphinium, Foxglove, Celosia, Frosted explosion grass, Rudbeckia triloba

Farm Stand Happenings 

Hours
Thursday, 4 – 7 PM
Saturday, 9 – 1 PM
Food Trucks
Thursday, 4 – 7 PM – Taco Town
Saturday, 9 – 1 PM – TBD, Stay Tuned on Facebook / Instagram

Visitors
Story Time with Farmer Ben
Thursday, July 28, 5 PM
Book: How To Eat a Peach by Karen Schaufeld.
Karen is a

Loudoun-based children’s author and has written four books, including one that is perfect for summer, titled “How to Eat a Peach.” This book is about a squirrel with an unusual passion for peaches. In addition to Farmer Ben reading the story, Karen’s team will be available sharing her workFarm Stand @ The Boat House
Thursday, August 11 – 4 – 6 PM, Details

Photos From the Farm

Camp Willowsford in Action! These kids can bag produce + harvest veggies like professionals. Stay tuned for a more comprehensive overview of our shennanigans!

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