Farm-to-Table Brunch – Sunday, September 24th from 12 to 2 PM at Sycamore House. Just in time to kick off Virginia wine month! Willowsford Kitchen is cooking up a delicious end-of-summer brunch. Join us for an afternoon of farm-fresh inspired cuisine paired with Virginia wines. This event is for ADULTS ONLY. $65/person. Register here!
Meet the Winemakers! Discuss, taste, and purchase wine from our special guests:
Todd Henkle: Co-Owner & Winemaker at Lost Creek Winery
Carl DiManno: Co-Owner & Winemaker at 868 Vineyards
Ben Renshaw: Owner & Winemaker 8 Chains North,
Claude Thibaut wine maker and sparkling wine expert from Thibaut-Janisson
Sudha Patil from Narmada.
Basket of Breakfast Breads Virginia Oysters on the Half Shell, Cucumber Granite Chilled Grilled Mustard Crusted Atlantic Salmon, Dill Sauce Willowsford Benedict (Fried Green Tomato, Country Ham, Poached Farm Egg, Chili Aioli) Heirloom Tomatoes; Zucchini Carpaccio; Beets Heritage Hollow Short Ribs over Woodson’s Mill Grits
NO Parking at the Boat House this Friday Evening- There will be NO PARKING in the Boat House parking lot after 6 PM this Friday. The entire circle needs to be clear for food trucks and vendor setup for Street Eats. Last chance to RSVP for food and fun; we hope to see you there!
Building Closures – The Lodge will be closed on Saturday, September 16th for Street Eats at Willowsford.
Community Information Meeting Notice: LCPS - Loudoun County Public Schools will hold a community information meeting to review the proposed use of the existing barn located on the Dulles South HS-9, ES-29, and Loudoun County public use site for a public utility service center, without a storage yard, on September 19, 2017, in the John Champe High School cafeteria (41535 Sacred Mountain Street, Aldie, VA 20105) at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to share information with the surrounding community on the proposed use. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please do not hesitate to contact our office for further information. In addition, information has been posted on the LCPS website under the Quick Link for Planning/School Attendance Zones, Future School Sites/Facilities, HS-9/ES-29 and County Public Use Site.
Waves Board Elections - The Willowsford Waves are seeking nominations for board positions. If you are interested in running for one of the board positions or would like to submit a nomination, please email Katie Gonzalez, our nomination chair. Nominations need to be submitted no later than October 10th.
We will be holding elections at our membership meeting that will be held in late October. Date and time is TBD.
Community Standards Inspection Reminder – The following sections in The Grant can expect to see Elexandra over the next few months: 2B1, 2B2, 3A and 3B.Click hereto 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.
Board of Directors Meeting – The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House.
For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here!
NEW! Sculpt It by Abrakadoodle - Wednesdays, October 4th through November 8th from 3:45 to 4:45 PM at The Lodge. The Abrakadoodle art experience engages children with art lessons that will inspire your child's imagination. In our Sculpt It class children will learn to create 3D sculptures using a variety of tools and materials which may include modeling compound, wire, wood, aluminum, plastic, string and paper. Our program is intended to be an art enrichment class where we'll mold, bend, twist, stretch, and balance all while learning about amazing artists and making 3D creations that are dynamic, creative and fun! All materials are provided. Grades K-5. $101/child.Register here!
Willowsford Fitness Schedule
Monday – 9:30 AM, Yoga, Sycamore House Studio (bring your mat!)
Tuesday – 10 AM, Boot Camp, The Lodge Multipurpose Room
Tuesday - 6:30 PM, Yoga, The Lodge Multipurpose Room (bring your mat!)
Wednesday – 9:30 AM, Yoga, Sycamore House Studio (bring your mat!)
Thursday – 10 AM, Boot Camp, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
Thursday – 6:30 PM, Yoga, Sycamore House Studio (bring your mat!)
Street Eats at Willowsford (Street Eats at Willowsford is a Developer Marketing-sponsored even)– Saturday, September 16th from 12 to 4 PM at The Boat House. Join us for the second annual Street Eats featuring 7 of the DMV's best food trucks*, complimentary local craft beer, live music, a 35-foot rock climbing wall, face painting, air brush tattoos and model sailboat racing on Willow Lake. *food available for purchase.
Bring your appetite for Pizzeria MOTO, HammerDown BBQ, North Cove Cafe, Parallel Food Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Reba's Funnel Cakes and The Inside Scoop. Bevs. on tap: Old Bust Head. Registration required:Register here!
There will beNO PARKINGin the Boat House parking lot after 6 PM this Friday. The entire circle needs to be clear for food trucks and vendor setup for Street Eats.
Lunch & Learn – Thursdays, Sept. 21st, 28th and Oct. 5th. From 10:30 AM to 1 PM at The Lodge. In this 3-week technique-driven series you’ll learn the “why” behind what we do in the Kitchen, including knife skills, how to purchase and use kitchen equipment and ingredients, as well as solid culinary techniques. While preparing a delicious lunch, veteran cooks and beginners will learn and practice basic knife skills including how to hone and sharpen a knife, slice and dice an onion, dice a shallot, julienne carrots, chop herbs and debone a whole chicken. The Kitchen will vacuum pack your chicken for you to take home. Lunch will be served each week along with a glass of wine. *This class is limited to 12 students.
$70/person per class for Week 1 and 2. $90/person for Week 3 (includes a Free-Grange chicken to take home). Series $230/per person (includes a Willowsford apron and a Free-Grange chicken to take home on Week 3).
Chicken Thighs, House-made Sausage and Farm Tomatoes in Saffron Rice
Chicken Braised in Red Wine with Bacon and Apples
Parent & Child Culinary Workshop: Kids Night Out in Mexico– These classes are designed to give children and their parents a chance to share a culinary experience enhanced by our own Farm's harvest, make a meal together and enjoy a Farm to Table supper with their neighbors. Unlike JCA and Summer Camp, these one-time classes offers the adult/child team a chance to try a class without making a 5 to 6 class commitment.
Adult/Child Pairs for children ages 5 to 8 – Tuesday, September 19th from 5 to 7 PM at Sycamore House. $70/pair. Register here!
Mexican Wedding Cookie
Arroz Roja (Mexican Red Rice)
Quesadillas: Local Cheese, Free-Grange Chicken or Farm Vegetable
Date Night at The Movies – September 22nd from 8 to 10:30 PM at the Tenant House Amphitheater. We will be showing La La Land! Bring a blanket and snuggle up with your loved one! This event is for ADULTS only. Free. RSVP here.
Jr. Chef Academy: Half Pints - Tuesdays, October 3rd through November 14th (no class 10/31). From 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Sycamore House. "Dough-Re-Mi." Kids will start off right here in the US making biscuits. From there we'll travel to a different county each week, learn about a dough from that culture and how to create delicious sweet and savory dishes with it. Half Pints is for kids ages 5 to 8. $310/child (price includes a Willowsford apron). View the weekly menu and register here!
Jr. Chef Academy: Foodies - Thursdays, October 5th through November 9th from 5 to 7:30 PM at Sycamore House. "All You Knead is Love…and Bread." Kids will start off with basic yeast dough and build to more complex enriched and laminated dough, including homemade brioche and from-scratch croissants! Each week the kids will learn the techniques specific to each dough, then how to shape and bake them into delicious sweet and savory treats! Foodies is for kids ages 9 to 12. $340/child (price includes a Willowsford apron). View the weekly menu and register here!
AutumnFest at Willowsford – Saturday, October 14th from 3 to 7 PM at The Lodge at Willow Lake. Check out what we've got planned this year:
Live bluegrass music from Drymill Road
*BBQ from Willowsford Kitchen (pre-registration required)
Caramel apple dipping and toppings station
*Seasonal beer & wine
Children’s Hay Maze
Registration will OPEN Monday, September 18th! Admission is FREE for residents; $5/guest. (*for purchase).
Tuesday Pizza Nights in September:September is pizza month at the Farm Stand! We've invited Pizzeria MOTO into the Farm Garden every Tuesday in September. They'll be baking wood-fired pizzas, starting at 2 PM, until supplies last. Look for MOTO's special Market Pie made with our own veggies.
CSA Winter Shares: 12/3 – 1/31 (8 weeks). Join the "waitlist" which is effectively a sign-up list. Sign up here.
Community Bonfire & Camp Out– Saturday, September 30th.Join the Willowsford Conservancy for our annual community bonfire and camp-over on The Greens meadow at the Grassland Grove Boulevard trailhead. The bonfire, BBQ and potluck begin at 6 PM with live music from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We’ll provide hotdogs and sausages, a veggie dish, water and supplies. Anyone camping over will be treated to coffee/hot chocolate in the morning. Tents may be set up starting at 2 p.m. $5/person. Register here!
Rev3 Adventure Enablers: The Trail Mix - Saturday, October 7th from 7 to 11 AM in The Greens. The Trail Mix offers a chance to mix it up on the trails with your choice of a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon. You will experience single track, and double track as you take on these trails in woods and gently rolling open fields. More information and register here!
Rev3 Adventure Enablers: Tenderfoot - Sunday, October 8th in The Greens. The race is from 9 AM to 12 PM not including a pre-race brief and post-race food and awards. The Tenderfoot is an event for beginners and families to mountain bike, trek, strategize, navigate, perform challenges, and paddle by following a map with marked checkpoints. Basically, it's an all-terrain scavenger hunt with a handsome reward…great prizes, muddy legs, a sweaty body, and proud smiles like you may not have seen in a while. More information and register here!
Rev3 Adventure Enablers: Ghoul GLOW Run - Saturday, October 28th from 5 to 8 PM in The Greens. Join us for a super-fun, costume-friendly Glow Run; 5K or 1-milke fun run! Twinkle and sparkle your way around paved paths, and roads at The Greens, then cross the finish line amid smoke and lasers and with that special glow! Start planning your bright and shiny--and maybe even blinking--outfit now for this unforgettable night under the stars. More information and register here!