Q: How is Woodside Farms related to Chickahominy Falls?
A: The 10 acre heart and soul of Chickahominy Falls, Woodside Farms is a four-season, professionally managed farm that will grow a curated mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers for the homeowners of Chickahominy Falls. Woodside Farms also includes The Barn, the social and educational hub of the community. The Barn features a chef’s kitchen designed for 5-star cooking demonstrations and community events, plus a large event lawn, with plenty of space to gather inside and out. Woodside Farms is a distinct amenity for the Chickahominy Falls community but is separate from the Community HOA as it is owned and managed privately.
Q: Are Woodside Farms and The Barn open to the public or only Chickahominy Falls residents?
A: While we are committed to serving the Chickahominy Falls community, the farm and barn are also open to the public. Chickahominy Falls residents will receive discounts on produce, workshops & classes, and facility rental.
Q: Who manages Woodside Farms?
A: Woodside Farms is professionally managed by Sean Shepperd, the farm manager. He oversees the greenhouse, fields, and all the details in between. Kara Siewers is the fields manager and ensures a wide range of delicious produce is available. Learn more about Woodside Farms here.
Q: What produce will you be growing?
A: All kinds! From kale and lettuce to potatoes and peppers. We will have a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and cut flowers! See our “What We Offer” page for a detailed list!
Q: Can I have a tour of the farm?
A: If you would like a tour of the farm, we ask that you come during one of our farm tours, as the farmers are always very busy! Please see “Farm Tours” page under “Education” on our website for more information.
Q: Will you have a CSA/farm membership program? How will it work?
A: This year, as our first year as a fully operational farm, we will not be following a “traditional” CSA model. There will not be an initial purchase of the full season’s produce. Instead, we will be having twice weekly (Wednesday evening and Saturday morning) pick-ups at the farm, where we will have our produce available to purchase, beginning in April. This pick-up is not limited to community members, however the Chickahominy Falls homeowners will receive a discount. We will send out a newsletter at the beginning of the week to let you know what will likely be offered that week. (Click here to read more about the CSA) Please always reach out with any questions you may have!