Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gelato Cakes for Order

Handmade Gelato Cakes for
Holiday Dessert

 
Order here by 12/18  for PICKUP on Thursday 12/22 and Friday 12/23
Payment in person at the market or over the phone by credit card
Cakes are made to order and are naturally gluten free

 

Sizes:
Small Round - $35; 8-10 servings
Medium Rectangle - $40; 12-14 servings
Large Rectangle - $45 ; 14-18 servings

Flavor Options:
#1 Chocolate Lovers: Chocolate and Dolce de Leche gelato with chocolate shavings, chocolate drizzle, and chocolate whipped frosting.

#2 Triple Berry Tango: Vanilla and Mixed Berry gelato with traditional whipped frosting and mix berry drizzle.

#3 Minty Chocolate Surprise: Mint chocolate chip and chocolate gelato, Andes candies and chocolate bits, traditional whipped frosting, and chocolate drizzle.

#4 Pistachio Dream: Pistachio and Coconut gelato, pistachio crumb and coconut flakes on top, and traditional whipped frosting.
 
Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato: 
 Founder and owner Benjamin Umansky, a chemical engineer by trade, takes the science of gelato making to an entirely new level. With over 30 years of industry experience, he began making gelato as a hobby in 2004 with his wife Raquel. After nearly a decade of studying, practicing, and (finally) full retirement from engineering, they opened up their first storefront in Alexandria, VA with the help of their sons David and Mark.  All treats are produced on-site with the highest quality natural ingredients, giving our customers the most authentic Argentine dessert experience in the DC-metro area. (www.crgelato.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Trees and Wreaths

Christmas Trees and Wreaths for sale at the market starting today! 11/25/2016


Fresh Pre-Cut Fraser Furs 

Sizes start at 4ft $40 through 9ft $90




12523 Popes Head Road Clifton VA 20124




Open Wed-Sunday 10-5
Fridays/Sat/Sun Wagon ride, farm tour, hot coco $10/family 10-5



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pastured Beef Shares

Hello! We have two bulk opportunities to purchase our home grown beef this season in addition to the farm market:
Option number 1 is to purchase an entire side, great to split with a family or a few neighbors. This is the most cost effective being almost 25% off retail. Approximately 350 pounds hanging weight (ends up being about 200 pounds of meat) with a breakdown of ground beef, steaks, roasts, and a little bit of bone and organ meat. $6/pound for the entire half. Available around Thanksgiving. Let us know if you're interested and we'll take a deposit.

Option number 2 is to purchase a pre-made share. The box distribution is below. It is first come first serve and you can purchase multiple boxes if you want to. The price next to each box is a by weight ESTIMATE, including a 10% off retail discount. If you would like a box please email Anna@whitehall.farm with the number you want ASAP, and a second choice if you have one in case the box you wanted has already been claimed. 

Updated 12/10/16

  Box 1: pounds  Price  Plus bone/GB DISCOUNT 10%
   
4 brisket 27.2  $ 312.80
4 Short Ribs 9.38  $   84.42
2 Sirlion steak B/I 3.96  $   35.64
1 Hanging tender 0.92  $   18.40
3 tbone 3.35  $   73.70
  GB 15 132.825
  bones 1  $   33.18
 $      690.96  $          621.86


  Box 7:    
4 Flat iron 1.6  $   24.00
4 Sirloin Steaks B/I 11.52  $ 103.68
4 top round steak 4.06  $   48.72
  GB 15  $ 134.72
  Bones 1  $   28.30
 $      339.42  $          305.48









Box 1: $240
Brisket
Ground Beef 

Box 2: $180
Short Ribs
Chuck Roast
Ground Beef
Bones

Box 3: $165
Short Ribs
Ground Beef
Bones 

Box 4: $177
Top Round Steak
London broil
Ground Beef
Bones 

Box 5: $155
Sirloin steak
Top round steak
Ground Beef  
Bones 

Box 6: $200
Delmonico
Flat iron
Chuck roast
Ground Beef

Box 7: $166
Flat iron
Sirloin Steaks
Ground Beef

Box 8: $170
Flat iron
Chuck roast
Sirloin steak
Ground Beef 

Box 9: $210
London broil
Tri Trip
Delmonico
Sirloin steak
Ground Beef

Box 10: $250
Delmonico
Skirt steak
Sirloin steak
Top Round
Hanging tender
Ground Beef

Box 11: $50
Heart
Liver
Ox tail
Kidney 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fall Fun Days!

If you would like to send a photographer, or for exclusive festival previews please contact Whitehall Farm.

August 26, 2016

Whitehall Farm Fall Fun Days
Whitehall Farm is excited to announce our second annual Fall Fun Days on the farm.  The event will run Saturdays and Sundays September 24th through November 6th 10am-5pm, admission is $12/ person for adults and children over 3.  Parking will be available at 6080 Colchester Road Fairfax, VA 22030.
The fall fun days will feature a large 3 acre corn maze in the shape of a chinook helicopter. The corn is non-GMO, and will be over 8 feet tall by the time of the festival.  The pumpkin patch is a pick-your – own style, with sustainably grown, non-certified organic pumpkins. This year we have multiple pumpkin slingshots, so try your luck to hit the target! Visit our farm animals, play in the inflatable bounce houses, take a hay ride, get your face painted, eat at the food trucks, and take part in even more activities when you visit.
Jeff Waters, business owner and husband of Whitehall Farm owner Nadine Vazquez, said: “This year has been challenging with too much rain in May, hardy any rain since then, and very hot temperatures, but our team still managed to grow a wide variety of produce, a very interesting corn maze, and a couple of acres of pumpkins. We are all looking forward to hosting our regular customers, and lots of new people who we hope will become regular customers, at our second annual fall festival. Whitehall Farm has a different, more quiet and casual vibe, than some other agritourism venues. We encourage our patrons to spread out in our 8 acre Sycamore field and enjoy all the activities that we provide on our working, educational farm.”
Whitehall Farm is a 200 acre working educational farm located in Fairfax County. The farm hosts children’s educational programs, birthday parties, and other events in addition to our 60 family Community Supported Agriculture Program. The farm also has a market store open off of Popes Head Road. Festival attendees are welcome to buy snacks at our store, and bring picnics and blankets to the farm. Parking is available at 6080 Colchester Road, not at the farm market.  There will be a corn maze attendant to assist families who might get lost in the maze. We pride ourselves on our small, quiet agriculture based festival and encourage families to enjoy being outside and take a break from the hustle of everyday life.

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Contact Details
For further information contact Whitehall Farm:

Anna Isserow, Market Manager anna@whitehall.farm 703-968-3900

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sign up now! Kids Yoga and Dance Classes


Hello Whitehall Farm Friends! 

Thanks for the awesome feedback on our summer Parent Child Programs. We appreciate your support!
This summer has been filled with great programs and we want to continue them into the fall. 
September programs will be a block of 5 dance/yoga classes for kids. Farm themed, and outside and complete with the wagon ride. Classes will be taught by professional yoga instructor Karen Jaynes (http://www.allwaysyoga.com/).
This block of classes will work a little differently than the last. Classes will be $60 for the block of 4, and you have a 5 week time period to get all 4 classes. If you make all 4, then the 5th is free/included in the package. Payment will be make up front ON OR PRIOR TO September 2nd. Classes are nonrefundable. If the farm staff cancels a class due to weather or extreme circumstances participants will be notified and class will be rescheduled.  Please direct any questions to Anna at anna@whitehall.farm  



Thursday, August 11, 2016

PEACHES-NECTARINES-APPLES

Fruit is here! From the Local Food Hub in Charlottesville. Get it while it lasts!!!




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

POSTPONED TILL 8/20 Open House Event

Our Second Saturday summer open house event will be on the 13th of August. Gather your family and friends and come visit us on the farm. Meet the farmers, see the animals, tour the farm, take a wagon ride, and visit our market store. 

There will be special tastings by some of our vendors: MTO Kombucha, and Mananas Olive Oil. 

Bring a picnic or buy one in the store and spend the afternoon under a tree.

Open house hours:
10am-3pm.
Wagon rides leave each hour, from the FARM STORE. 

General admission for adults and children over 3 will be $5.
(Cash, Checks, Credit, and Debit Cards Accepted on Site)

Please share this event and invite your friends!

**WE WELCOME POKEMON GO PLAYERS BUT PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR FARM RULES AND DO NOT ENTER ANIMAL ENCLOSURES**

www.whitehall.farm






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yoga on the Farm

Yoga on the Farm - Every Saturday this Summer

All ages and practice levels are welcome!

Wake up with the chickens, pigs and cows and your yoga mat on Whitehall Farm a beautiful 200 acre sacred paradise tucked away from the bustle of Northern Virginia. Yoga classes lead by full time Yoga Teacher (eRYT) Karen Jaynes of All Ways Yoga, 15 years practicing, over 10 years teaching.  Come and feel grounded, listen to birds sing and feel the breeze blow under the sycamore tree while you practice.

We meet in the parking lot of the Market on Popes Head Road at 9am and walk in to the field along the gravel farm road.12523 Popes Head Road, Clifton VA 20124.

Fee $15/pp includes admission to farm.

Contact Karen Jaynes at karenjaynes@allwaysyoga.com or anna@whitehall.farm for more information.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thoughts on the Farm: By Business Owner Jeff Waters

Thoughts on the Farm: By Business Owner Jeff Waters

I was on my way back from a pickle, soup, and Italian Gourmet run when I passed Windswept Farm on Braddock Road just east of the County Parkway. The 41 acre farm was sold several months ago and has had time to start its farm death spiral. The fields are well on their way to being overrun with weeds, especially invasive species weeds. There’s a decaying big round bale of hay lying outside the broken down barn, barely visible in the four foot high weeds. And the horses. Of course there are no horses. No horses kicking up their heels on a cold fall morning. No horses bending their regal necks down to eat grass or drink from the beautiful pond just over the hill from the road. No horses. Even though a church is being built on the property, that dirt may never have more soul than when those animals called it home.
Trust me, I understand the impulse of the young and not so young to sell and take it easy. There’s a reason for the popularity of taking it easy. Nadine, my great staff, and I have chosen the other way. Too many hours for less than top wages, the cold, the hot, rain that seems to come only in torrents, and that little 30 inch snow we had earlier this year (checking up on the baby pigs in the worst of the blizzard was very exciting!).
But I love this. I love everything about this; my morning chats with Henry while we listen to a little classic rock, feeding the pigs (who knew they make every sound except oink?), calling the chickens and smiling as they come running for treats or a petting, walking over the hill in the produce area and seeing the green carpet of vegetables, working at the market and getting to meet so many people, rebuilding the stuff on the farm, getting to work with great people, the smiles on the little tykes faces during the field trips and festival days, getting to play with the big toys, (I mean operating the equipment), and too many other things to mention.
When I started writing this, I was very sad thinking about Windswept Farm. Thinking about all the things I love about Whitehall Farm, has cheered me up. We’ll continue to take the hard way.

Thank you for helping,
Jeff Waters


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Mikayla's Whitehall Experience

Last week we had a lovely visit from a few local girl scouts.

One of them wrote a summary of her visit and helped us by volunteering on the farm and posting fliers to earn a badge on the way to her Gold Award. Find out more about Mikayla's adventure here:

"Supporting our local economy and enjoying fresh produce at the same time!"

By: Mikayla

I recently had the pleasure of visiting a hidden treasure right in my hometown of Clifton, VA called Whitehall Farm. I stumbled upon their farm & market one day while I was looking for a way to fulfill a requirement towards earning my Girl Scout Gold Award.
We have passed Whitehall Farm dozens of times as we travel up and down Popes Head Road. Our family often wondered what was behind that little sign and gate but are typically running back and forth from practices, church or family visits.
When I entered the market early one Saturday morning I was immediately impressed by how cute and simple their newly constructed market is. A very friendly worker named Anna greeted me. Anna is the Market Manager. She told me all about their working farm that rests on 200+ acres adjacent to the Market. They offer tours and hands on workshops for elementary ages kids. They also have camps every Friday throughout the summer to teach kids fun was to farm and to involve our youth. They are looking for volunteer teenagers to assist that these weekly camps. I personally can’t wait to be part of such a fun filled summer experience. I was so impressed with Whitehall Farm because not only is this an amazing place to buy fresh local produce, but they are also showing kids first hand where their food comes from and what it takes to get it into our homes. It’s a reminder not to take the work of farming for granted; that the end product that sits nice and neat on the grocery store shelves is the labor of love for farmers.
I am a bit of a health nut and enjoy food options like hearty green salads, turnips, kale, and micro-greens. So when I saw a refrigerator full of these delicious foods I got a bit excited! They offer fresh eggs, milk and cheese. That’s just a small sampling of what is behind the doors of the Market. It wasn’t long before my mom and I grabbed a basket and filled it with these yummy treats. Their fresh eggs are stocked daily and better than any egg I have ever tasty. Did I mention the chocolate milk? Who needs chocolate ice cream when you can pick up fresh chocolate milk that is so rich and creamy it will leave you completely satisfied.
We went on a tour hosted by the Josh, the knowledgeable and enthusiastic farmer. It was so fascinating to see all of the hard work it takes for our food to be produced. Josh explained the operation in detail and the importance of keeping up the livestock, as well and gardens. I wish I could articulate everything I learned that day but it’s fresh in my memory and I will never forget his valuable teachings. Whitehall Farm is truly amazing! What a better way to support local farmers and buy fresh produce at the same time. It is less than three miles from the town of Clifton, Centreville High School and the Fairfax County Parkway. Their address and contact information are: 12523 Popes Head Road Clifton, VA 20124 703-968- 3900 https://www.whitehall.farm
                Please consider stopping by Whitehall Farm on June 11th for their open house. Take a moment to visit their website, like their Facebook page but most importantly spread the word and stop by. I promise, it will become part of your weekly routine. Bring your kids and teach the little ones the importance of freshness, flavor and sustainability that I is happening right here in our little town.













Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Festival at Whitehall Farm



Come out and celebrate spring on the farm.  Wagon Rides, Farm Tours, Local Food, Live Music, and More!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Whitehall Farms' Educational Field Trips

Field Trips

We offer standards-based, theme-based field trips for school-aged children (pre-K-12) from local schools, scouting troops, etc. Students will participate in hands-on, experiential learning in an authentic farm setting. Educators can choose from a variety of topics that complement their curricula. For example:
  • Wonder of Plants (plant parts, fundamental resources of plants, planting & harvesting)
  • Soil Stories (soil components, ecosystem, composting)
  • Pollinators (diversity of pollinators, bees, role in ecosystem, adaptations)
  • Habitats (plant & animal habitats, diversity)
  • Investigating Agriculture (who are farmers, farming in VA, history, organic & sustainable growing practices, path from farm to market to table)
  • Animals on the Farm (chickens, pigs, cows; feeding & education)

Additional Seasonal Activities can include: Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Inflatables, Pumpkin Patch, etc.

Field trips are generally offered Monday through Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm in the fall (September – November), spring (April – June), and summer (July – August). They last about three hours and we invite schools to stay and have lunch in our picnic area. Field trips cost $10 per participating child.  Adjustments to this schedule may be available upon request. 

Parent-Child ProgramsWe offer a parent-child program for our youngest learners. The program lasts about one hour and includes reading a story about a given topic and a related hands-on activity or craft. This program costs $7 per participating child.

For scheduling information email info@whitehall.farm
For information on our educational programs and curriculum email carley@whitehall.farm

​Internships & Volunteer OpportunitiesWe offer academic and and job skills training internships for local university students. Internships have a variety of focuses, such as education, nutrition, retail, planting/harvesting & animal care.  

Whitehall Farm is committed to providing high quality education programs. To best inform our practices, we're conducting a survey for teachers on types of field trips that will best meet their needs. If you are currently a teacher, please click on the link below to start the survey. Your input would be most appreciated. Whitehall Farm's Teacher Field Trip Survey