News from the Farm

Newsletter Archive:   Click here to find links to our CSA newsletters from previous years


CSA signups

Email us to receive a registration form for our 2017 CSA season.  We have pickups in Wednesdays in Warrenton, Arlington, and Lorton.  Thursday pickups are on the farm.   See Farm shares-CSA for more information.

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Greens all winter.  And winter squash, too

January 2017

We have been harvesting fresh kale and spinach for sale in our green barn all winter!  The mild weather has kept the crops growing nicely, with our spinach under row cover.

To shop in the farm, come up Waterpenny Lane to the green barn.  Pull into the covered area, and find the buliten board listing items for sale.  The glass cooler will be stocked with greens and squash, with prices posted as well.  The change box and a locked box for payment are secured to the counter.  We operate on an honor system.  All are welcome.


Rappahannock Plant Sale April 29th, 9-3

The 2017 Plant Sale will be on Saturday April 29th this year.  Come to Waterpenny Farm to fill your garden with plants from local growers, a festive Rappahannock tradition in its 16th year!   Here is a list of last year’s vendors.

Blue Ridge Botanicals:  Herbs, Perennials, and Fruiting Shrubs
Eastwoods Nursery:  Japanese Maples, gingkoes, & Dwarf conifers
Hill House Farm & Nursery:  US Native plants for harmonious gardens
Morningside Farm & Nursery:  Herbs, perennials, pollinator plants
RCHS Farm to Table ProgramStudent-grown Plants: veggies, herbs, flowers
Waterpenny Farm:  Vegetable, Herb, and Flower plants; Farm Produce; CSA Signups
Also participating:
Shade Tree Metal Art:  Hand crafted metal garden ornaments
Hearthstone School: hand-made plant pots and plant markers
Tender Flower:  Naturally luxurious skin care and fragrance
Crowfoot Farm:  Handmade soap, pastured organic eggs
Wild Roots Apothecary:  Botanically based edibles & products
Living Sky Foundation:  “Creating a Miniature Ecosystem” Earth Day workshop
Belle Meade School:  A local farm-based Jr. High and High School
Old Rag Master Naturalists:  Volunteer educators, citizen scientists, & land stewards
Rappahannock County Farm Tour:  Community event showcasing local farmers and providers
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Watepenny Soils Film Feature

December, 2016

Here is a link to the short film “Starting with the Soil at Waterpenny Farm”  It features Rachel talking about our approach to farming and caring for the soil.  It also tells some of our farm’s history and our business philosophy.  It was made made at Waterpenny Farm in June 2016 by Elinor Goodrich and Aaron Port, through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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Canned tomato soup

August, 2016

Our latest batch of red and yellow tomato soups are now ready for sale at market and on the farm. They are a tasty and simple recipe– our tomatoes, basil, and garlic, with Sea salt and organic vinegar. They make a great holiday gift or meal for the cool days ahead.


We’ve gone Solar!

April 24, 2013

In Spring 2012, we had a bank of 24 solar panels installed on our pole barn. 12 of these panels produce enough electricity for all or our farm use, so now our coolers, greenhouse and barn lighting are all solar powered! This portion was partially funded through a USDA grant. The other half are a personal investment, and produce roughly 1/3 of our home use electricity. We’re excited about this new step in sustainability. In just a year, we’ve saved over 12 tons of Carbon Dioxide from going into our environment, and saved money on our power bills as well. The investment should pay for itself in 10 years.