Category: The Woodside Worm

Fuel Your Wellness Journey

We have a belief at Chickahominy Falls that if you look after the land, the land will look after you. Woodside Farms is the place to unearth your wellness. Whether it’s growing out of the ground, or gained through knowledge that will make yourself a priority, the wholesome goodness can be harvested in more ways […]

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The Many Health Benefits of Bitter Herbal Vinegars

Over the last several thousand years, humans have had a hand in cultivating plant crops to better suit our tastebuds. This is why, for example, the corn plant we know today has large sweet kernels instead of their original form of small grain-like grasses and why avocados have a delicious green flesh when they used […]

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Preventive Nutrition and Cancer

Somehow, even if we’re not looking for it, we’ve all heard by now that there are certain foods and activities out there that can more heavily contribute to our chances of being diagnosed with different types of cancers. But did you know that there are preventative measures you can take and foods you can eat […]

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Sourdough Health Benefits

I’m sure we all remember the low-carb craze that swept the nation a few years ago. Since then, bread and bread products have been seen in a bit of a bad light. But not all carbs are created equal! There are many reasons why you should include fresh, locally made, non-GMO breads and other whole […]

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Reduce Toxins in your Home

As the winter winds blow this way, we start to shut ourselves in a bit more. We turn inward and focus our attention on our homes and our close family units. Now is a good time of year to take stock of what fills your home and notice if it brings joy to your life […]

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Arugula to Fight the Holiday Bloat

The holidays are here! And the air is swirling about with cookie recipes, buttered everything, and dreams of figgy pudding (I honestly don’t know what that is but it sounds dreamy and cute). While I love a month (or two) of festive indulgence, I’m also ready to get my mind and body back on track […]

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Surviving Holiday Feasts

The holidays are a time of warmth and re-connection with family members and old friends. Yet for many of us, lurking behind a table set with all the trimmings is the nagging feeling of holiday food guilt. We have all heard and maybe used the phrase “holiday weight” to describe the month and a half […]

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Fall Is the Best Time to Try Out Our Native Plate Series

Autumn is the beginning of a rest period on a farm. The shorter, cooler days lessen our fields’ growing potential and the season’s bounty is stored to enjoy throughout the cooler months. These are the days we gather together as a community to share what we have and eat what the land has given us. […]

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Community Eating Farm to Fork

While trying to simplify and make chores and life more streamlined, modern technology has also, unfortunately, helped cut the ties that kept us close to the land and close to our communities. “Farm-to-Fork” hasn’t always been a cute concept for a dinner, it used to be the only option. In an effort to live more simply and healthfully, we need to go back to the land and celebrate the delicious food options it gives us, ditching the processed mock food, and embracing the bounty of the land with our local communities.

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Fall on the Farm & Ways to Stay Healthy

The shifting landscape over the 4 seasons in Virginia can feel as dramatic and wonderful as any scene in Fantasia; colors blending, winds shifting, and nature sounds layering to make the soundtrack of the 4 seasons each distinct and different. The colors around us right now are still vibrant and the sun is still warm, […]

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