The First Seeds of Spring

Greetings from the Farm,It feels like spring has finally sprung with consistent balmy weather on the horizon. The Greenhouse at the Grange Farm is back in action, working hard to help our seeds sprout. We’ve got onions, and arugula, and parsley (oh my!) in the works. Meanwhile, we’re using our microgreen rack setup in the Pack Shed to start some of our summer tomatoes. Check out the Photos From the Farm section to see the first buds of spring!

Lyon Bakery Goodies: In the line up on the Online Farm Store this week, we are offering a selection of baked goods from our partners at Lyon Bakery. For procurement purposes, these items will leave the store at 3pm today (3/9) so place your order ASAP!

Feathered Fosters Update: We’ve been receiving a number of questions about our Feathered Fosters for 2023, and we’d like to provide our community with a quick update about the program. Due to continued concerns surrounding Avian Flu outbreaks in commercial settings and wildlife spread, we’ve decided to put Feathered Fosters on hold for this year. In addition to reducing the risk to our flock, we want to reduce the risk of exposure for our Willowsford Farm community. While the baby chicks have reduced individual risk of Avian flu, our current facilities are not equipped to reduce wildlife risk to zero. Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of the flock as whole, the choice was clear for halting the 2023 program. We know this is disappointing to hear, and we welcome any questions that you may have about our Avian Flu protocols and Farm operations. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime at 

Let’s Get Flexible!: Due to the Let’s Talk Trash event this weekend, there will be a slight adjustment to the Saturday pickup schedule for the Off-Season Program. Those who order before the Friday 3pm cutoff will receive an email to schedule a pick up time this weekend. More details will be provided in said email. We want to say thank you for your continued support of Willowsford Farm in the off-season and we are looking forward to the full 2023 season!

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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2023 Off- Season Retail Program

Willowsford Farm will be offering limited a la carte sales of farm-fresh eggs, meat, pantry products and some root vegetables during the CSA off-season. Our growing season is over, but we have a bumper crop of root vegetables in proper storage to offer along with our Farm Stand pantry products and bounty of eggs. We understand that avian flu outbreaks in commercial operations and ongoing supply chain issues are causing a squeeze at local grocery stores, and we’ve decided to offer a trial program to continue sales of some of our products outside of the regular CSA season. If weekly participation is strong, we will continue to offer this smaller a la carte menu through April.  The farm is excited to trial this new off-season retail cycle, which will operate in the following manner:
  1. The Online Farm Store will be open for limited a la carte retail sales 10am Monday through 3pm Friday.
  2. There will be one location option for fulfillment: Saturday Pick Up at the Farm Pack Shed, with two time slots available, 9-10 am and 2-3 pm. We are not offering off-season home delivery.
  3. The cycle will function according to the following example: Orders placed between Monday 1/23 and Friday 1/27 will be available for pickup on Saturday 1/28 during the selected pick-up timeslot. Unclaimed orders will be notified via email EOB Saturday.
  4. A la carte purchases can be made using Store Credits and/or credit and debit cards. Please use your existing Barn2Door account. All inventory will be kept current in Barn2Door, please consider any low stock alerts to be accurate.
  5. Eggs will be available by the dozen, and inventory will be based on flock production. Our current flock has blessed us with abundance, but availability will be on a first-come first-served basis.
  6. Pantry products inventory will be according to current stock. Pantry product items are from the 2022 Farm Stand season and inventory will not be refreshed until the beginning of the 2023 CSA/Farm Stand season.
  7. Root vegetables will be available in current a la carte weights and packages.
  8. Meat bundles will be available for purchase based on current inventory. Throughout the off-season, we will be creating new bundle options as we work towards opening new space in our freezer.
  9. This will be ongoing beginning the first cycle, Monday, January 23rd tentatively running through Monday, April 24th. There will be no dedicated email communications announcing the Open/Close of the Online Farm Store, but there will be a reminder with a link to the Online Farm Store page in the weekly Farm Newsletter.
  10. This trial program is interest-based, and we encourage participants to spread the word to friends and neighbors. The Farm may announce and schedule a hiatus of retail sales or make changes to match interest in off-season purchasing. Any changes made will be communicated at least a week in advance.
  11. Questions about the off-season sales program can be directed to

Highlights This Week

Willowsford Farm Eggs
Willowsford Farm Eggs

Signature Rustico Square
Signature Rustico Square

Sourdough Boule
Sourdough Boule

Photos From the Farm

Photos : Check out the seeds sprouting in the Greenhouse! Onions, Arugula and Broccoli are popping up nicely!

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