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Beer Brunch at The Lodge – April 30 from 12 to 2 PM. Delicious beer brunch featuring food made with Willowsford Farm and local area products paired with a selection of local beer and wine! $65/person ADULTS ONLY. Register here!


On the Menu

Marzan Glazed Sticky Buns

Amber Ale Glazed Heritage Hollow Short Rib Hash with Olive Oil Poached Eggs

Woodson’s Mill Grits with Local Cheddar and Charred Onion Compote

Spring Greens, Walnuts and Wheat Beer Vinaigrette

Chocolate Stout Floats with House-made Vanilla Ice Cream

Announcements

Meeting of the Members Overview  We had a great turn out for our fifth annual meeting of the members last night.  Couldn’t make the meeting? View the presentation, here.

Nursey on Wheels by CLS  Community Landscape Services is excited to partner with Willowsford to bring back our nursery on wheels program. We will have a selection of summer annuals, native perennials, and hanging baskets for purchase at Sycamore Pool parking lot during the Willowsford Social Committees Earth Day Event on April 22.  We are also including a pre-order form for mulch and potting soil. CLS will deliver bulk mulch on April 22 for per-orders received by April 14 with no delivery fee.    

We will be also be available to answer any landscape questions regarding your home design, planting projects, and outdoor living needs at the event. Please
click HERE to download the order form. 


Willowsford Waves – Registration for our community swim team is now open. If you have a child that loves to swim and is interested in joining the Willowsford Waves for our fourth season, check out our website at Willowsfordwaves.com. The team is open to all swimmers ages 5-18 that are Willowsford residents and to future residents that have a signed contract and are registered with the HOA. Four children younger than 5 or those that are not quite ready for the "big" swim team, we have a Mini-Waves program designed to prepare swimmers for the next level. Swimming for the Waves is a great way for kids to spend time with friends and build confidence through daily practices, competitive meets and fun social activities. It will foster a love of swimming as a sport and serve as great conditioning for other sports throughout the year. Registration details, coach bios, and additional team information can be found on our website. You can also check us out on Facebook at Willowsford Waves Swim Team.

Amended Due Process Resolution – As guidelines, rules and other various documents are approved, they are added to the website in an effort to keep owners informed. The Board approved an amended resolution pertaining to Due Process within Willowsford. The primary reason for the amendment was to include specifics regarding unit maintenance such as lawn and landscaping. Visit WillowsfordLife.com (resource center>governing documents>resolutions) to view the complete resolution. Please contact HOA@Willowsford.com if you have a question or would like a printed copy. 

Amenity Use and Rental Guidelines– The Board also recently approved revisions to the Amenity Use Guidelines and Rental Fees (below) within Willowsford. Full building rental fees have been reduced and various add-on costs removed. Please contact Lifestyle@willowsford.com to book your next celebration!

Community Standards Inspection Reminder – The following sections in The Grange can expect to see Elexandra over the next few months: 2, 3A, 3B, 3C. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Elexandra will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see her taking pictures and walking along the property.

Community Update Meeting – The Willowsford Development Team has scheduled its next Community Update meeting for April 18 at 6:30 PM at The Lodge. Please attend to learn more about improvements to our road network, plans for the adjacent school sites and parks, the proposed additions of land to The Grove and The Greens and other exciting news. In particular, many Grove residents will be interested to learn more about the revised Preliminary Plan that was submitted, (which required the posting of public notice signage around the proposed new section of homes). Residents are encouraged to register to give the HOA an accurate head count for preparations. Register here.

Board of Directors Meeting – The Board of Directors meets every other month, generally on the second Thursday.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at 2:30 PM at Sycamore House.



 The next Design Review Meeting, (DRC) is on April 26 at 9 AM with applications due on April 17. For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click HERE! To schedule a pre-review meeting, click HERE!

Lifestyle
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Fitness – Walk-Ins Welcome!  Boot Camp happens every Tuesday and Thursday at Willowsford.  Classes are held at The Lodge Tuesday’s at 10 AM and at Sycamore House Thursday’s at 10 AM.  Payment can be made the day of class at the front desk.  Cost of classes are $15/class.

Easter in the Greens – Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at The Lodge. Face painting, donuts, cider, baby animals, the Easter Bunny and more! Come celebrate spring at The Lodge with your family and neighbors! Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket! This event is free to attend, but a reservation for the egg hunt is required. RSVP here!

NEW 3-Week Culinary Series: Ladies Lunch & Learn – May 3, 10, 17 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Per class: $70/person OR 3-week series: $195/person.

In this 3-week, technique driven series you will learn what to look for at the Farm Stand, how to store it, and how to prepare the best the season has to offer.  Lunch will be served along with a glass of wine. 
Register here!

Week 1: Cooking with Herbs

  • Steamed Mussels in White Wine and Farm Herbs
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Herbed Butter, Gremolata and Chimichurri Sauces
  • Herbed Biscuits
Week 2: Beyond the Greens
  • Grilled Asparagus and Shrimp Salad with Romesco Sauce
  • Zucchini Carpaccio with Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Carrot Salad with Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette
  • Spring Kale Caesar Salad
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Red Onion and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing
  • Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Smoked Chili Buttermilk Ranch

Week 3: Farmhouse Kitchen Grilling and Roasting

  • Roasted Beets, Local Goat Cheese with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Beet Hummus with Grilled Pita Chips
  • Grilled Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with Mint and Feta
  • Grilled Eggplant Rollatini with House-made Ricotta
  • Skirt Steak with Sicilian-Style Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Mayo
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Mother’s Day Bakeshop – May 13 from 10 AM to 12 PM at The Lodge. Kids hands-on baking class where students will make a box of sweet and savory treats for Mom on her special day! On the menu: Ham and Cheese Croissants, Farm Garden Berry Coffeecake, Sugar Cookie ‘Flowers’ and ‘Butterflies,’ and Chocolate Turtle Cookies. Register here!

  • Children ages 8 and up: $50
  • Adult/Child pair (children ages 5 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult): $70
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Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14 from 12 to 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Celebrate Mom with a relaxing and delicious Willowsford Farm-inspired buffet in the Courtyard! $50/adult; $25/child (12 and under). Register here!


On the Menu

Champagne Cocktail, Strawberry-Lemonade & Iced Tea

House-made Bread Basket (Chocolate Croissants, Woodson’s Mill Corn Muffins, Breakfast Beignets) with House-made Jam and Butter

Spring Greens, Local Goat Cheese, Farm Strawberries and Champagne Vinaigrette

Made-to-Order Omelets with Willowsford’s Free Grange Eggs

Hash Browned Herbed Potatoes

House-made Local Sausage with Cheddar Biscuits

Willowsford Farm Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake with Whipped Cream

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Camp Willowsford – Looking for an amazingly fun, one-of-a-kind experience for your child this summer? Camp Willowsford will instill in your child a lifelong love for nature, good food and healthy living, foster talents and explore unknown capabilities - all in your very own backyard. There’s not another camp like it. 
 
Beginning in July, we’re offering a well-rounded selection of camps that will suit your child’s interests and needs. This summer, you’ll find everything from DiscoverLost & Found in the Wilds of WillowsfordCooking Around the World, to Lego, art and music! Each day ends with pool fun and games with the instructors. 


Learn more and register: 2017 Camp Willowsford Brochure!


Save these Date for Upcoming Events!

  • Movie Under the Stars – May 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM at Sycamore House 
  • End of School Splash Parties – June 9 from 4 to 8 PM at The Lodge and Sycamore Pools
  • Summer Concert Series – June 2 at The Lodge. Ted Garber is back and he’s bringing a band! Guaranteed to be a fantastic evening!
  • Child/Parent Culinary Work Shops: Children and parents work together to learn and create culinary dishes with the Kitchen team. More details to come! Ages 5-8 ($70/pair) on July 12 from 5 to 7 PM at The Lodge ages 9-12 ($85/pair) on July 25 from 5 to 7:30 PM at The Lodge.

Upcoming Club Events: Garden Club Update – Open registration for garden plots begins April 1! For more information about the Garden Club please contact Christine Somer, somertcnA@verizon.net, or Jill Nolton, jill_nolton@mac.com. For Community Club events and information, click HERE!

Conservancy & Farm
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In Search Of  Cardboard moving boxes needed!  The Conservancy needs cardboard for their meadow restoration project.  Cardboard is used to smother unwanted vegetation, and its biodegradable. Moving boxes are the perfect thickness.  Andrew and Mark will pick up any boxes that you would like to donate!  Please reach out to the conservancy at info@willowsfordconservancy.org

Earth Day Bluebird Nestbox Tour – Saturday, April 22 from 1 to 2 PM. Join us on the Farm Loop in The Grange for a nesting box tour led by Conservancy Ranger Andrew Richardson. We will peek into the nesting boxes and talk about the Eastern bluebird’s life cycle, habitat needs, and challenges the birds face. Limited to 18 participants. Meet at the Farm Stand.  RSVP here!

Voices in the Night Amphibian Program – Thursday, April 27 from 7 to 9 PM at Sycamore House/Grange meadow. Have you ever listened to the nighttime sounds and wondered who was making that noise?  Join us for Voices in the Night and learn how to identify local frog and toad species based solely on the sounds they make.  There is something very rewarding about closing your eyes and knowing what critters are around you.  So, come out and explore our local frogs and toads at Willowsford! $5/person. Register here!

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2017 CSA Open to Residents To learn more about CSA and The Farm, including answers to questions like "how, where, when, how much; is right for you; and how to sign up" and more, click here.

Use these coupon codes for a free week of weekly vegetable shares:

  • VEGALLYEAR (for large vegetable shares)
  • HOORAYVEG (for small vegetable shares)
Farm Tour

Willowsford Farm Tour – Come see where and how your favorite vegetables begin at the Grange Farm. During the spring months, the farmers are very active in the greenhouse, high tunnels, fields and gardens. We will walk and talk you through our practices and processes for starting seeds, nurturing soil fertility, and managing for pests and disease. This is a great tour for gardeners, students, anyone interested in the life cycles of plants and anyone curious about where their food comes from. *Note: The tour begins in the Farm Garden. Please park in the lot on Founders Drivel across the street from the Farm Stand. Register here!

volunteer hours

Willowsford Farm Volunteer Hours – Hours Early April is an exciting time in the garden. A time for prepping the beds with fresh compost, installing or repairing irrigation, mulching, and potting on the seedlings that aren’t quite ready to leave the greenhouse yet, but are outgrowing their cells. Work might include these tasks and more from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This is a great volunteer day for families with young children who just want to get their hands in the dirt, for budding gardeners and for gardeners who are considering adding drip irrigation to their plots. Register here!


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