As you look through the pages of our website, you might notice that you’re also looking through a community scrapbook. All the snapshots you see are people, events, and moments that really happened in the life of our community. You might also notice that, beyond the events and amenities, we’ve done things a little differently with the land. In fact, we left half of it alone. Of Willowsford’s 4,000 acres, 2,000 have been set aside for environmental preservation, recreation, and agricultural use, managed by The Willowsford Conservancy.
Within those 2,000 acres is an elaborate network of trails through dense woodlands and pastures, a 300-acre working farm, and land designated to remain as open space in perpetuity. On the other 2,000 acres, homes that were designed exclusively for Willowsford are shaping the character of each intimate neighborhood, while amenities and gathering spaces bring everyone together.
One of the more intangible but nonetheless distinctive characteristics about Willowsford is the true culture it has developed, unique to its own place. That is, in large part, owed to the sustaining influence of Willowsford Farm. There is something significant about knowing the first names of the people who grow your food. Or being able to watch your child’s face light up as he bites a sun-ripened raspberry he picked for himself. Or being able to ask someone just what, exactly, you are supposed to do with kohlrabi.
As part of the 2,000-acre Willowsford Conservancy, Willowsford Farm manages over 300 acres of agricultural land, growing more than 150 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers, and raising several breeds of livestock.