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.  Shares offer the best value and a truly seasonal farm eating experience.


Markets are started– Greens and Plants!

We have plenty of wonderful spinach, as well as pea shoots, kale, and lettuce at markets and on the farm.

We also have a wonderful variety of plants for sale at market and on the farm.  Vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, greens, Squash, cucumbers, and many more are here.  We also have annual flowers like zinnias, snapdragons, nasturtiums, Cardinal climber, and more, and culinary herbs like basil, rosemary, mint, parsley, and dill.  Perennial pollinator friendly plants like milkweed and rudbeckia are also available.

We are at Arlington Courthouse (Saturday) and Takoma Park Farmer’s Markets.  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.  Come Friday or Saturday afternoons after 3:00 for help finding what you’re looking for.

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!  This year we will have food from Before & After in Sperryville and music from Mudlarks! Here is the complete vendor list:

Blue Ridge Botanicals: Culinary & medicinal herbs, perennials, & fruiting shrubs
Hill House Farm & Nursery:  Eastern US Native plants  from perennials to edibles
Eastwoods Nursery:  Japanese Maples, Gingkoes, & Dwarf Conifers
Morningside Farm & Nursery :  Perennials, specialty  annuals, and herbs
RCHS Farm to Table ProgramStudent-grown plants
Waterpenny Farm:  Vegetable, herb, and flower plants; farm produce
Crowfoot Farm:  Fresh eggs, farmstead soaps, & plants
 Tender Flower:  Artisinal, plant-based skincare, perfume, & apothecary goods
Shade Tree Metal Art:  Hand crafted metal garden ornaments
 Old Rag Master Naturalists:  Community-based natural resources volunteer program
Rappahannock Nature Camp:  Nectar plants, pollinator plants, tree seedlings, figs
Live Music by Mudlarks!
Before and After Café:  Food & drink featuring locally sourced ingredients

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.


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.