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August 14, 2019

What’s Growing at Woodside Farms | Cornerstone Homes at Chickahominy Falls

In Chickahominy Falls,  the summer season is in full bloom, there’s so much going on at The Barn at Woodside Farms!  From the Saturday Farm Stand to cooking demonstrations in The Barn, events, and neighborhood social gatherings,  the excitement of living next to the Farm is in the air!   

Picture walking out your door, or riding your bike a few short blocks on Saturday morning to get your share of fresh, chemical-free, non-GMO produce from Woodside Farms.  And that is "Just Picked."  Yesterday or today, not weeks ago!!    If you don't live here yet, you can still get in your car and head on over, every Saturday and pick up produce and more.   Better yet, stop in the sales center and find out how you too, can live here and enjoy this lifestyle right away! Read on to find out what is happening at Woodside Farms in Chickahominy Falls! 

What’s Growing

This summer, we’re seeing such a nice mix of produce!  The variety and quality of vegetables that have been available have been amazing.    Carrots have recently popped up and are looking happy and healthy (and so delicious). We’re also sowing loose greens directly into the fields for the fall ahead, as well as fencing in our pumpkin patch for deer protection. Who’s already looking forward to pumpkin-everything?!

In the brassica beds where our collards, kale, cabbage, and broccoli grows, we’re planting buckwheat to help smother weeds, protect the soil from erosion, conserve moisture in the soil, and loosen the topsoil with its roots. This magical seed that we love so much helps to keep our produce in their absolute best shape.

There’s no time like summer to experiment with new recipes! With the kinds of delicious greens that grow in our garden, you can whip up main dishes and sides that turn weeknight dinners into dreamy gourmet experiences… Take a look at a few of our favorites so far this season:

  • Spicy Tuscan Kale and Ricotta Grandma PieLove the rich taste of kale and the smooth consistency of ricotta? Try this incredibly flavorful pizza that you and your friends can share over wine!
  • Southern-Style Collard GreensThere’s nothing like the taste of “cozy” vegetables. Filled with bacon, sweet onions, ham, and of course, comforting collard greens, this dish is summer’s most perfect side.
  • Creamy Zucchini-Lime Dressing: Ready in seconds? Say no more... If you’re pressed for time, this unbelievably tasty concoction of zucchini, olive oil, garlic, and more is your new go-to dressing.

The Farm Stand:

Every Saturday, we offer our fresh, chemical-free produce as well as pasture-raised eggs from Pinwheel Farm, artisan breads from La Bella Vida Bakery, pasture-raised chicken from Shirefolk Farm, organic coffee from Lamplighter Coffee Roaster, AND homemade banana bread muffins!!!   Visit us EVERY Saturday,  from 9am-noon. See what's available this week on the Woodside Farms website, including green beans, heirloom tomatoes, and acorn squash!  The address is 10455 Cedar  Lane, Glen Allen, VA.   Hanover County! 

Farm Volunteer Day: 

From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM every FRIDAY, Farm Volunteer Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some “dirt therapy!” If you love to garden or are hoping to learn, you can head down to Woodside Farms and immerse yourself in the fresh, aromatic produce growing here. These events are free and open to all ages and abilities. Get ready to weed, seed, harvest, and more!


There is always something happening at Woodside Farms.   Sign up for our mailing list to receive the Woodside Farms newsletter, filled with all of the blossoming info about what’s going on.   Better yet, stop by our Sales Center in the Barn and learn about living this life.   Betcha you'll fall in love!!!   From all of us at Cornerstone Homes, enjoy the sweetness of the rest of summertime! 


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