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winter fireside

Friday, January 19th from 6:30 to 9 PM at The Lodge. Come out of the cold and enjoy a delicious fireside meal, beer, wine and mellow acoustic music with your friends and neighbors. Featuring music by Phil Kominski. Willowsford Culinary Director Chef Bonnie Moore, and her team are serving up some heartwarming foods using ingredients from the Farm. Register here!

On the Menu

Texas-style Short Rib Chili
Woodson's Mill Jalapeno Cornbread
Biscochitos (New Mexican cookies with cinnamon and brandy)

Announcements

LCPS Public Hearing - Loudoun County School Board has submitted an application for Minor Special Exception approval for modification of the buffering and screening requirements applicable to the proposed use of a public utility service center without outdoor storage in an existing barn located in the TR-1UBF and TR-3UBF zoning districts.  A public hearing will be held on the evening of Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6 PM in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia.  Residents are invited to attend this public hearing.

2018 Approved HOA Budget and Assessment information - The 2017 budget was adopted by the Board of Directors and mailed to each home for review. We are pleased to announce that there is no increase budgeted for HOA assessments in 2018! The budget includes establishing a Capital Improvement fund separate from the Operating fund and Reserve fund. Income from initial and resale contributions will be allocated to this new fund for future projects after the Founder control period. Also, the HOA is not anticipating a developer subsidy. However, your developer has graciously offered to continue contributing to Willowsford through sponsorship of lifestyle programming. Click here to view the budget and read more about what the HOA has in store for 2018. 


2016 Audit - The FY2016 Willowsford Homeowners Association audit has been accepted by the Board of Directors. A copy is available for pick up at The Lodge or Sycamore House upon request.

New Yard Waste Pick-up Schedule - All yard waste is now being serviced with the trash.  Regular yard waste pick up is scheduled to resume in the spring.

Christmas Tree Pick Up - Tree pick up will occur on Wednesdays during the first two weeks in January (3rd and 10th). 

Winter Weather Procedures - Please
 click HERE  for Willowsford's Snow Removal Policy and other important winter weather information.


Board of Directors Meeting – The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 11th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Open session and resident comment period expected to start approximately 1:45 to 2 PM.

Design Review Meeting 

Deadline - January 22nd
Pre-review Meeting - January 24th
Meeting -January 31st

For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here!

Lifestyle

Parent & Child Culinary Workshop: Pasta – 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 offer the adult/child team a chance to try a class without making a 5 to 6 class commitment. 

  • Adult/Child Pairs for children 9 to 12 – Tuesday, January 16th from 5 to 7:30 PM at The Lodge. $85/pair. Register here!
    • Basic Pasta Dough
    • Tagliatelle Aioli
    • Cannelloni Stuffed with House-made Ricotta in Willowsford Farm Tomato Sauce
    • Chocolate Budino

  • Adult/Child Pairs for children ages 5 to 8 – Tuesday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 PM at The Lodge. $70/pair. Register here!
    • Basic Pasta Dough
    • Fazzoletti (Handkerchief) with Farm Tomato Sauce, Garden Pesto, or Butter & Cheese
    • Farm Vegetable Salad
    • Baci di Dama (hazelnut shortbread glued together with chocolate)


Willowsford 101 – Thursday, January 25th from 6:30 to 8 PM at Sycamore House.  If you have not already attended Willowsford 101, please join us!  Team members from the HOA, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Conservancy and the Farm will be present to give you an overview of each aspect of our beautiful community. Begin the evening by mingling with representatives from our resident Community Groups.   This fun, interactive evening is a great opportunity to learn about your community and mingle with your neighbors!  Registration is free! 

Jr. Chef Academy: Pasta Mangia Mania! - JCA is a series of classes that teach children how to plan, prep, cook, and throw a party. Kids will learn how to cook seasonally, use the Willowsford Farm harvest, a variety of key cooking techniques, party planning and etiquette. The series finale will be a special celebration, hosted and catered by the kids, followed by a graduation ceremony. The Jr. Chef Academy per-child price includes an invitation for one special guest to attend the party and graduation ceremony. *Vegetarian options available upon request.

Half Pints (Ages 5 to 8) 
When: 
Tuesdays, February 6-March 13
Time: 5 to 7 PM
Where: The Lodge
Cost:
$310/student (includes a Willowsford apron) 
Register Here!

Foodies (Ages 9 to 12)
When: Thursdays,
 February 8 - March 15
Time: 5 to 7:30 PM
 
Where: The Lodge 
Cost: $340/student (includes a Willowsford apron)
Register Here!


paris food

Lunch and Learn: Cozy French Bistro - Thursdays, Feb. 1st, 8th and 15th. From 10:30 AM to 1 PM at The Lodge. In this 3-week technique-driven series we will demystify classic French cuisine.  As we cook our way through breakfast, lunch and dinner in a French bistro, veteran cooks and beginners will learn and practice classic cooking techniques including French sauces, stewing, braising, sautéing and knife skills.  Each week a classic dough technique will be covered.  Students will make the dough in class and take some home to practice with.  Lunch will be served at each class along with a glass of wine. *This class is limited to 12 students.

  • Individual Classes: $70/person class 
  • Series: $210/per person (includes a Willowsford apron) *Please note this class is intended to be offered as a series.  Many of the techniques will be previewed and prepared a week ahead.

Register for the entire series or for individual sessions HERE!


Week 1: Bistro Suppers

Puff Pastry Dough
Coq au vin
Provencal Beef Stew
Puree Pomme de Terre (Mashed Potatoes)
Apple Tarte Tatin

Week 2: Breakfast in Paris

Classic All Butter Croissant Dough
Ham and Cheese Croissants
Quiche Lorraine and other savory quiches
Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise
Pain au Chocolat

Week 3: Lunch at the Louvre

Brioche dough
Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame
Chicken Dijonese
Farm Salad with French Vinaigrette
French Fries
Pastry Cream

Napolean

Valentine's Day in the City of Love - Treat your loved one to a sumptuous, four-course meal prepared by Chef Bonnie and Willowsford Kitchen. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and champagne, followed by an elegant, seasonal dinner featuring Willowsford Farm's harvest, and paired with French wine. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7 PM. Couples will be seated at tables of eight. This is an adult-only event. $200/couple. Register here!

6:30 PM, Hors d'oeuvre

Champagne Cocktails
Non-alcoholic Pink Ginger Sparklers

Beignet de Crevette a la Sauce as Safran
Local Wild Shrimp Fritters | Saffron Aioli

Petite Croque Monsieur
Mini Virginia County Ham and Cheese Sandwiches | Dijonese | House-made Pickles

Dinner

Paired with French wines

Raviolis Fruits de la Mer
Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli | House-made Pasta | Rosemary Lobster Cream

Boeuf Bourgiunon
Beef Braised in Red Wine  | Glazed Farm Carrots, Onions and Mushrooms | French-Style Mashed Potatoes

Salade
Farm Winter Salad Greens | Baked Local Camembert in Phyllo | Pomegranate | French Vinaigrette

Dessert Duet
(each couple is served one of each and encouraged to share)

Chocolat Meringue Napoleon 
Chocolate Meringue | Farm Berry Ganache | Grand Marnier Sauce

Profiteroles 
French Cream Puffs  | House-made Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Dark Chocolate Sauce


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Willowsford Fitness Schedule -
2018 Special! 18 classes for $180 (deal expires 1/5/18).

  • Tuesday – 10 AM, Bootcamp with Erica, The Lodge Multipurpose Room
  • Tuesday - 6:30 PM, Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
  • Wednesday – 9:30 AM, Gentle Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
  • Wednesday - 6:30 PM, BarreFit with Rosemarie, Sycamore House Studio
  • Thursday – 10 AM, Bootcamp with Erica, Sycamore House Multipurpose Room
  • Friday - 9:30 AM, Gentle Yoga with Jody, The Lodge Multipurpose Room 
*Please bring water and a towel to class with you. If you are attending Yoga, please bring a mat. 

To view the schedule or register for classes, please download the Studio Pink Fit mobile app (in iTunes or GooglePlay) or visit
  studiopinkfit.com/schedule. If you have any questions or would like to be on the Willowsford Fit email list, please email Kathy@studiopinkfit.com.



For Community Club events and information, click HERE!

Conservancy & Farm

Landscape for Life - Tuesdays, February 21st - April 4th (4/4 is a snow date) from 9:30 AM to 12 PM at Sycamore House. Landscape for Life is a 6-session course in sustainable landscaping on how you can transform your home landscape into a healthy refuge that benefits birds, pollinators and other wildlife along with the entire community and the Chesapeake Bay.  Developed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden. Register here!

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