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Posted 10/21/2016 9:44pm by Sally Voris .

Mark your calendars and plan to come honor your ancestors! 


In this family-oriented event, led by Grandmother Michelle Moreau and Paul Thomas, we will honor our deceased loved ones (family, friends and pets) by placing photos, or mementos and a small offering of food or flowers on a community altar. We will share stories, dance, sing songs and drum in the Old Chestnut Barn. Weather permitting, we will then send offerings into the fire. Snacks will be provided.

All are welcome to bring food to share and percussion instruments to play, if desired. Cost: $10/adult; $15 parent and child; $25/family. Space is limited. Register here. 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 10/16/2016 1:02pm by Sally Voris .

There is still a half a hog available for sale as the hogs go to Bullocks in Westminster for butchering tomorrow. I am selling these hogs live weight. I estimate that half of one of these hogs will be about 75 pounds. You should get about 40 pounds of premium pork. 

These are Guinea hogs, a heritage-breed homestead hog that according to one friend is the fourth best tasting hog in the world. A customer who ordered a hog last year concurs! 

We are charging $3.50/pound live weight for the hog. The butcher will charge his own fees, which I estimate at around $50.And the butcher will need to know by Wednesday or so how to cut the meat. 

Interested? Please contact me ASAP!  Thanks. 

 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 10/2/2016 3:48pm by Sally Voris .

They sky is clearing and it looks like we will be able to see the stars tonight! 

Sally 

Posted 10/2/2016 12:06pm by Sally Voris .

The sun just peaked out from behind the clouds; the weather report is not calling for more rain until after 9:00 p.m. so we are open to creating an event at the farm this evening. There are potatoes to dig, dirt to turn and animals to tend and feed, We have dry wood, a fire circle and a telescope available.  

Few places are as grounding as a farm, so we offer the farm as a place to get present, grounded and balanced. With the political climate as it is, it might be just what is needed! Come dig potatoes, spend time with the farm animals, share stories, songs and drumming around a fire. Join us, if you feel so moved--anytime between 4:00 and 9:00 p.m. Bring food to share. We will accept free-will offerings for this evening. . 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 9/29/2016 11:34am by Sally Voris .

Few activities restore my soul as easily or deeply as working in the garden with others. I invite you to join me! In October, we will host our volunteer time on Saturday evenings with a fire circle following the work, weather permitting. This Saturday, we will have a star gazing program starting at 7:00 p.m. (for a nominal charge.)

As part of our volunteer work, I plan four us to spread biodynamic preparations on the garden. The volunteer time will include an introduction to biodynamic agriculture. This form of agriculture was initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. It includes working with the rhythms of nature and of imagining one's farm as a living organism. The farm will provide volunteers with food for roasting over the open fire and we invite people to bring food to share. Please bring tools, gloves and wear mud-worthy footwear. It is often colder and windier here, so bring an extra layer of clothing.

Volunteer time is free and appropriate for families with school-age children, though there is a reasonable charge for the star gazing program. The sky may be exceptionally clear after a big storm. It is also just past the new moon, the best time of the month to see the stars.  Bring stories, songs, drums and musical instruments to share around the fire after the meal. 

 Any questions? Please call 410-756-9303. RSVP is helpful. 
 
Thanks and hope to see you soon!
 
Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 9/27/2016 10:41am by Sally Voris .
 
Imagine a puppet show in a chestnut barn
Benches filled; people watching and listening with rapt attention
A mix of German, American, Chinese and Russian people coming together
To share a meal, to sing grace together.
Kids running, playing and squealing,
Climbing trees, swinging on the hammock.
Chasing each other and shrieking.
Men who did not know each other cutting mulberry branches
To make marshmallow sticks.
A quiet, lean oriental man tending the fire all evening.
A man with a beautiful tenor voice who got up in the middle of the event and sang a Kingston Trio song, as he looked at words on his smart phone.
A group of Russians sang several songs in Russian,
Oneman sang a solo in Moldavian.
Young boys led us in singing,
As the evening lengthened, the songs became softer,
our voices melded in simple rounds. 
The sky was clear; the stars sparkled; we could see the Milky Way.
We smelled a tinge of fall in the air. 
It was the perfect evening as we found middle ground together. 
 
Oor thanks to Beech Tree Puppets for their skillful and heart full performance and to the Washington Branch of the Anthroposophical Society who helped support this event! 
Posted 9/21/2016 10:10am by Sally Voris .

 

 

 

 

White Rose Farm is delighted to host Beech Tree Puppets

Saturday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m.  

"Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight"

The show combines two American Indian creation stories from the Lenape and Inuit tribes. Follow Crow on his journey to the Sky Spirit, as he saves the animals, and then travels to the Land of the Light. 

A potluck dinner, fire circle and s'mores(weather permitting)will follow the show. $10/adult; $7/child,$30/family. This event is sponsored by White Rose Farm Circle, Inc, a non-profit organization which has a vision to empower people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Click here to register. Click here for a flyer. 

Hope you will join us for an event that combines art, the magic of the farm and its garden and gathering around the fire circle as Fall begins.  

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 9/14/2016 7:54pm by Sally Voris .

 

Beech Tree Puppets present Rainbow Crow Brings Daylight

Saturday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. 

The show combines two American Indian creation stories from the Lenape and Inuit tribes. Follow Crow on his journey to the Sky Spirit, as he saves the animals, and then travels to the Land of the Light. A potluck dinner, fire circle and s'mores(weather permitting)will follow the show. $10/adult; $7/child,$30/family. This event is sponsored by White Rose Farm Circle, Inc, a non-profit organization which has a vision to empower people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Click here to register. Click here for a flyer. 

Community in the garden! Volunteers are coming!

Few activities are better for stress relief that getting hands in the dirt, especially when the soil is good and you are working with others. We now have volunteers helping on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings in addition to our Family Time on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon and volunteer time on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon. Sunday evenings the farm is open from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Come join us for an experience of community in the garden! 

Hope to see you in September! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 8/22/2016 9:09pm by Sally Voris .

Family Day tomorrow morning, August 23. 9:00 to noon.

We have wonderful green beans, tomatoes and corn to pick and carrots and potatoes to dig. 

Jamming on the Farm, Sunday, August 28, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Join us as Sally Voris demonstrates how to make two of the farm's distinctive jellies, hot pepper jelly and opal basil jelly. Cost: $15, no children please. Register.

 

Beech Tree Puppets return on Saturday, September 24!  

Enjoy summer!

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 8/17/2016 8:03pm by Sally Voris .

Hi folks! We had a wonderful celebration of High Summer last Saturday night. Our thanks to Michael DJ Earle Campbell who got us all dancing salsa and to Benny Gordon and LaDeana Wentzel who provided the food for our Taste of Salsa event last Saturday night. What fun! 

The garden season is only half over! We are offering farm memberships now at half price and a CSA Fall Option, 10 weeks of food, starting the week of August 14 for $300(click here) We will deliver food to farm members and our CSA members to the Center for Healing Arts, 112 East Main Street, on Wednesday afternoons at 3:45 p.m.  

HOGS! Our Guinea hogs are almost ready to go to the butcher. These are heritage-breed homestead hogs that have grazed on open pasture all year. They weigh about 100 pounds and will dress out at about half that weight. We are selling them live weight for $3.50/pound. We still have one available. You can purchase either a half or whole hog. Interested? Let me know. 

Full Moon Gathering: Friday, August 19, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

We will share a meal, then gather to sing and drum around the fire circle. Bring food to share. Cost is $10.adult, $5.child, $20/family. Register.  

 

Saturday Volunteer Morning, August 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Free Potatoes for the Digging! 

 

Volunteer morning! Join others in the garden. Pick your own food ($15 to $30/tub for a small or large tub.) enjoy life on the farm. FREE potatoes for the digging (limit one peck per family. )   

 

Sacred Women's Circle: Saturday, September 17, 10:00 to 3:30 p.m. 

Gwen Marable will lead our Women's Circle. It meets regularly eight times a year at the changing of the seasons. The circle brings energy to the farm; the farm will offers energy to the circle.  The circle is open to all the women in our larger network. There is a suggested donation of $25 for each event, with a donation of $15 for first-time participants.   We limit the group to twelve people.  Click here to register. 

 

Family Time continues: Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

 

Give your children a taste of farm life--" a different vibe" as one mother described it, as they pick their own food, tend farm animals, swing in the hammock and run through the garden. Join other families working in the garden and on the farm. 

Beech Tree Puppets return on Saturday, September 24 for our Fall Equinox celebration!  

More soon when I recover from the heat! Enjoy summer!

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Our Season continues....

Our next big event? A Barn Dance on Saturday, October 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Check our calendar for details, register here or become a sponsor or donate an item to the Silent Auction .  

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White Rose Farm Circle, Inc. fosters community to empower people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Learn more about membership and/or donate to support our 501-c-3 non-profit organization. 

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