Willow Valley Farm

Good for the Earth. Good for you. — A CSA and market farm located in Willington, CT


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Spring!

Cabbage transplants, just about ready to go in the field! Also a section of our solar heat gathering water tanks in the corner, and our “soon to be installed” solar hydronic panels towards the back.

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CSA Deadline Approaching!

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Thank you to those of you who have signed up for our 2017 CSA season! If you, or anyone you know, would like to sign up and have not already, please note that our deadline is April 1. Here is a link to our online application:
We have lots of seedlings started in our greenhouse, including onions, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, brussels sprouts, herbs, lettuce, kale, and more! Our peas are up and growing in the high tunnel, despite the inclement weather. Lots of things waiting to go in the ground as soon as conditions allow. We are planning to have another spring open house this year, sometime around the start of the CSA. We will keep you updated!
– Spencer, Jackie, & Julia


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Ashford Business Expo

Tomorrow is looking like a great day for an indoor family outing! Come out to Babcock Library in Ashford for the annual Home Show & Business Expo (10-2:30), a children’s book program with author and illustrator Barbara McClintock (11AM), and a composting demonstration/composter sale (1PM).

We will be in Knowlton Hall at the Business Expo with information about our farm, as well as free parsley plants that you and your kids can plant into hand-folded paper pots!

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Now Accepting 2017 CSA Applications!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday season! This year we are especially thankful for our wonderful members and customers who make it possible for us to keep farming. To continue in the holiday spirit, we will be at both the St. Philip’s Church and Willington Library Craft Fairs this Saturday, December 3rd. Consider coming out and buying local & handmade for the holidays. Also, check out our friend Jason’s beautiful hand forged ironwork here.

Willington Library Craft Fair, 7 Ruby Road, Willington, Saturday, 9AM-2PM
St. Philips Craft Fair, 64 Pompey Hollow Rd, Ashford, Saturday, 10AM-2PM

Our 2017 CSA member agreement is now available. This year we’ve added an option to sign up online in order to save paper. Checks should still be sent via mail however. Visit the link below for the online form, or if you’d prefer, you can print and send a paper agreement (here).

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Best wishes and Happy Holidays!
Spencer, Jackie, & Julia

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Farm Stand Closed for Season

Hi folks! We will be closing our farm stand for the season starting this weekend. We will however be at the Stafford and Ashford markets until the end of October, and the Storrs market through the winter. Thank you to everyone who came out to our stand on the weekends! Stay tuned for potential farm stand pre-orders and other announcements throughout the winter.

This weekend at our farmers’ markets (while they last): beets, carrots, baby lettuce, head lettuce, spicy salad mix, kale, swiss chard, tokyo bekana asian greens, spinach, salad turnips, purple top turnips (with greens), parsnips, and winter squash. NEW this weekend — our very own Spicy Baba Ganoush, made with Willow Valley Farm veggies by Doug at Dragon’s Blood Elixir! Thank you to those of you who responded to our survey about excess eggplant. We should also have some frozen eggplant for sale soon, once we figure out our labeling.

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