Over the weekend, I packed up the crew and we visited a local Maryland farm that's still producing! Breezy Willow Farm in West Friendship, Maryland, recently opened their farm-store from December-March, and I'm so glad they did.
I picked up a lot of great stuff to keep me going during the eat-local Dark Days of Winter Challenge. The farm is growing and has a root cellar full of broccoli, beets, onions, garlic, red potatoes, fingerling potatoes, and butternut squash. The farm also has a steady supply of eggs, pork, beef & chicken. Veg & protein aside, they've also partnered with local mills and bakeries to source locally produced grains, noodles, & bread. The Breezy Willow Farm Store is fully stocked with canned jams, honey, tomatoes, pickles, sauces, mustards, AND they make their own soaps & scarves - this farm is treasure trove!
While my husband and son walked the grounds to see the big tractors & livestock, I learned all about the farm, the farmers and their dedication to organic, sustainable, and local products. Their hearts are really in this. I'm fortunate to have Breezy Willow a stones-throw away from my home, and I recommend visiting or checking out their website (they sell many of their goods through their online shop). The Breezy Willow Farm Store is open Saturdays from 10a-2pm now through March and their Spring & Summer 2012 CSA membership is open for sign-up.