Guiding Principles


The Long Haul

Placing high value on ecological and social health and recognizing that economic viability is a critical precursor to success.


Good Food

Supporting our community with food that is fresh, clean and healthy and that tastes great. Integrating the farm into the fabric of Willowsford to serve as a social and educational resource for the community.


Exploration, Discover and Understanding

Teaching, modeling and sharing ideas about ecological literacy, food literacy, historical literacy, social literacy and other tools for critical thinking, to cultivate engaged citizens and community members.

Quality and Integrity

Being Great

Striving to do our best and be our best in all that we do, and to produce high quality, safe products, events, and interactions; creating an outstanding work and play environment that cultivates safe, friendly, and ethical practices based on respect and dignity.


Love of Nature

Creating programs that help foster a passion and commitment to the conservation of wildlife and natural habitats ensuring that they can be appreciated by future generations.

Health and Recreation

Go Play Outside

Inspiring and promoting a healthy lifestyle through engaging outdoor recreational opportunities and activities to enrich mind, body, and spirit while enhancing lifelong learning.


Who We Are

Creating an authentic sense of place and shared purpose by connecting people to the land and to each other through cultural, artistic, musical, recreational, culinary and social programs, activities, and services that enhance the lifestyle within, and contribute to the betterment of, Willowsford and the surrounding community.



Respect for the Land

Considering our community’s impacts on the land: on soil, water, vegetation, wildlife and on whole natural systems; celebrating local materials and human resources and utilizing appropriate technologies realizing a positive, regenerative effect on the land through all asects of our operations, including land use and agricultural production shelter and structures, materials use, energy and human resources.

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