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January 31, 2020

Health and Wellness Fair at Chickahominy Falls

There’s a lot of hype these days about eating healthy and taking better care of yourself.   But this past weekend confirmed my belief that this isn’t hype. It’s real.  This idea of using food to manage health explains the overwhelming interest in fresh, natural and organic products.   And this was evident at the Health and Wellness Fair that took place at Woodside Farms in Chickahominy Falls. Over 200 like-minded people attended and were able to gather information, taste healthy food, and purchase products. The Barn at Woodside Farms was filled with a variety of vendors with products dedicated to healthy living.  If you missed this event, here is a list of our participating vendors.    

YOGA + MEDITATION

Everyone enjoyed spending  time stretching and relaxing  with Dee Yarbrough,  certified yoga instructor, who offers a plethora of classes and workshops.  


JUICE + KOMBUCHA

Amy Fowler, kombucha, juice, and essential oil aficionado and founder of Aromatic Wellness RVA, shared samples of her home-brewed, double fermented kombucha, as well as some delicious, refreshing juices, with produce straight from the fields of Woodside Farms.   Thank you Agriberry who donated apples for the juicing! 


WOODSIDE FARMS

Our farmers were on hand for you to learn more about our farm, our CSA Farm Share, and our Workshare Program!  Walk the fields where your produce is grown and sign up for a Farm Share to make 2020 your healthiest year yet!

HANOVER ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS

Hanover Acupuncture & Wellness offers a natural -- and powerful -- approach to pain and disease. They specialize in chronic pain, neuropathy, cosmetic acupuncture, and have successfully treated many other conditions. They help people who've been told there are no other options. 

HENS AND HEMP

Hens and Hemp LLC makes small batch, full spectrum CBD oils, salves and balms to order and offers trimmed and cured smokeable flower. Their hemp is grown outdoors with organic practices, permaculture techniques, and with no chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers . Local, small, family farm CBD products!


WILD EARTH FERMENTATION

Wild Earth Fermentation, founded by Grant Collier; Bri McCarthy, is a business focused on spreading the joy of fermented foods around the Richmond area. They work with local farmers to create delicious and gut-healthy ferments. They  shared the benefits of fermented foods and had their products available for purchase.

LITTLE SWEET NUTRITION

Blair Doucette is a holistic nutritionist (and farmer here at Woodside!) who uses food as functional medicine to treat and prevent chronic illnesses. She received her Master's in Nutrition with a focus on organic agriculture and medicinal herbs from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2018. Her focus is on quality sourced ingredients that are close to the land. With the idea that food should always be celebrated, she works with clients to find ways to fully enjoy food for all its flavors and health benefits. She brought with her: her favorite health tips and tricks, recipes geared towards common chronic illnesses, and information on her services. 


NOURISH HEALTH & WELLNESS 

Nourish Health & Wellness takes an entirely different approach to health care- one grounded in principles of functional medicine. They spend time with their patients to help them uncover the root cause of their symptoms and empower them to heal.

PINWHEEL FARM

Andy Wessel of Pinwheel Farm, shared information on the importance of eating pasture-raised eggs. Pinwheel Farm raises their hens here at Woodside Farms. They are rotated on pasture and fed a supplemental non-GMO grain. You can still sign up for the 2020 Egg Share CSA program!

HANOVER NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

Beth Boston, of Hanover Nutrition and Wellness, had samples of her Elderberry Syrup and Spicy Cider, and shared some powerful ways to stay well this season. 


THE BLISSED OUT CHEF

Chef Laurel Herman cooked up some delicious bites to sample: an arugula salad (recipe created by a Chinese medicine practitioner), as well as a curried carrot coconut ginger soup!

A successful event that was shared with the homeowners at Chickahominy Falls and the general publicCornerstone Homes, known for their focus on health and wellness for those 55 and better, makes it easy with amenities like Woodside Farms at Chickahominy Falls and the Corner Patch Gardens at The Cove, Barley Woods, and The Grove.  Stop by and see us and start living this lifestyle now!  

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