WHF Honey

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams” – Thoreau

Hello Friends & Farm-ily,

‘Tis the last week of August.. where did the time go?!  In the heat of the day it feels like summer but these crispier nights sure do feel like a change of season is on the horizon… The days are getting shorter and at 9:30pm – we find ourselves just coming in from direct seeding a few more beds for the day.  It’s crazy how you go from hiding from the sun to chasing it as the days get shorter (every minute counts!)  The past month had some long days in store for us so we’re ready for a change of pace.. but for now we’re enjoying these heavy, productive harvests and enjoying the fruits of our labor.  (We have high hopes of beginning our potato harvest this week!)  It’s a giving time after all the hard work and we enjoy sharing the grown with love bounty with all of you.

The Return of the Crates. Thank you to everyone who brought back their WHF CSA crates last week! We have received half the missing crates which means we are halfway there! Thank you all for your understanding last week. It feels good to be a part of a community who is open and willing to help out .. “whatever is easier for you guys” was a phrase we heard from our CSA members often last week and we couldn’t feel better about your support.


The warm colors of summer.. ’tis the season to soak in all that vitamin D!  Baby Nugget was introduced to the herd and our barn is being swallowed by tomatoes!

Market Style CSA. The verdict is in… members love the market style CSA! We have to admit it was absolutely beautiful to see all the produce laid out on the table awaiting our members to “eat with their eyes” and pick out the produce that best fit their households needs. It was also great to turn a potentially negative situation into a positive one and to try something new. In farming you don’t get too many opportunities to spontaneously try something new (it usually takes a whole season to see the results) but with the willingness of our members and your farmers we got to try something new and it was fun. We will be keeping on with the market style this week so remember to bring your bags (folks were averaging 3 bags total for all their summer goodies). We also saw folks bring laundry baskets, boxes, etc… to put their goods in. Whatever works best for you!


Always chasing the sun this time of the year.. never enough time in the day it seems!

It’s time to ‘order up’ at WHF!  Everything on the farm is grown with love (and beyond organic methods) and we encourage all to inquire about our amazing goods that we offer at the farm… A lot of hard work and love have gone into producing these goods and we are so proud to offer the following products…

Bulk tomatoes – you can never make enough salsa! Thank you all for your interest in our bulk tomatoes. The season continues so send us an email if you’re interested in picking up a bushel or two of tomatoes. Remember.. for the average quart of sauce it takes 3-7lbs of tomatoes so plan accordingly! A good canning tip would be to decide how many jars your household would eat in a 52 week span (there are 52 weeks in a year). This has worked for us in regards to the items we use most (i.e. salsa, sauce, soup etc) and a bit less for ketchup.  Oh, the possibilities are endless…

WHF Honey. We were able to get a honey harvest in this past weekend and we are happy to say that we will have WHF honey available for purchase. The girls have been hard at work this season and are more productive and thriving compared to our hives last year. Yahoo! Emails for details if you’d like to purchase honey!



The herd has been busy maintaining the back 20 by the creek.  It’s amazing what they’ve accomplished in the last week or so. It’s also amazing that the grass down there is still green.  What a gift!

WHF Pasture-Raised Pork. We are proud to offer our first taste of WHF pork. The taste is the truest representation of the glorious life they live on the farm as well as all the love and thoughtfulness it takes in raising them on pasture (with a supplemented diet of organic, certified non-gmo feed from Scratch & Peck). We will be selling our pasture raised pork in 10 lb shares (a mixed variety of individually wrapped cuts from a certified USDA facility).

AGH are known for their incredible taste and were nominated for the Slow Food Ark of Taste, where it was readily accepted for it’s outstanding flavor, sustainable husbandry methods and important agricultural heritage.  Email us for more information regarding our pasture-raised pork and we will get back to you by the end of the week!


It may still be the height of summer in the garden but the seasons are a changing quickly… 

WHF Organic Pasture Raised Chicken. Time to make a deposit for our delicious pasture raised chicken!   Orders will be ready for pick up the last week of September/first week of October. A $10 deposit per chicken will be due to reserve your order. This deposit will go towards the balance due upon pick up.  We have a limited quantity and expect them to go fast!   These are perfect for keeping in the freezer for a delicious Fall and Winter meal.

For more information on the most delicious pasture raised chicken you can buy please visit our Organic Pasture Raised Chicken Page here.  Please fill out the order form at the bottom of our Chicken Page to submit your order!  Let us know how many you would like and what sizes are preferred (they range from 3.5-5.5lbs).   Once we receive your order we will email you with confirmation by the end of the week.

We hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful holiday weekend!  See you all soon!


We’re getting down to our last planting pushes!  And broccoli/brassicas for days… Here we go week 15!

with regards,

Your farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts