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Posted 7/21/2017 8:23pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

OUr next gathering of the Global Sisterhood will be this Sunday, July 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the farmhouse--5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown, MD. It is open to all adult women. They are calling for storms, but I have a big barn so I think that even in rain, we can dance, dance, dance. 

Catherine Palmer will lead Dances of Universal Peace for this event. These dances involve simple movements and singing. They restore a sense of well-being and joy. Please register so we can plan for the event. For information about the Global sisterhood, visit www.women,unify.org. 

After the program, we invite you to join us for a potluck around the fire circle and informal sharing. The fireflies are still rising from the fields, and the stars on a clear night will be especially bright at the new moon.

There is no charge for the program, though we accept donations to support women refugees. We recently sent $100 to the Global Sisterhood, enough to support a woman for two months! 

On Monday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. Vickii Engell Thomas will lead a program on EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques. Vickii writes, "EFT is a type of meridian tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology with startling results.  Come learn to tap ...to release pain, ease anxiety and stress, or help to change the way you think."  

Hope you are having a great summer and hope to see you soon!

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Sally Voris
White Rose Farm
410-756-9303

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 7/15/2017 8:44pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

This land is calling for connection, one with another and with the land that feeds and sustains us. She is like a mother calling her children home for a feast of her bounty....

In this spirit, we invite you to the farm in the height of summer to celebrate the garden's bounty at Lammas, the feast of the first fruits (traditionally August 2). It is the time when the food in the garden is the tastiest, the juiciest, the sweetest, a time when the first hint of autumn can be felt in the air...

 

On Saturday, July 29th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. we will focus on how to make salsa. We will start with a garden walk Participants will pick and taste various kinds of tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, onions and herbs. Then Kasey Johnson, an avid fermenter, will demonstrate how to make several different kinds of salsa. Last year, she shared her own fermented salsa: it was the best I have ever tasted!

Kasey loves to ferment! She ferments kombucha every week flavored with ingredients that are in season. She just recently harvested wild blueberries so she flavored her last batch with blueberry and thyme! She has also fermented sauerkraut, radishes, chutney and mulberry mead!

The farm will then host a potluck and fire circle for farm circle members after the program. The event is free to farm circle members (becoming a member is easy); cost to others? $20.00. Register here.

 

On Saturday, August 5, DJ and dance instructor Michael Campbell will entice both beginning and experienced dancers to move to salsa music behind the barn at the farm. Chips, salsa and light drinks will be available for everyone. The farm will host a potluck for farm circle members,and we invite circle members to bring their own salsa creations. (Fresh ingredients will be available during the week before the dance!) The potluck will also feature food fresh from the garden.

Cost for the dance? $15/individual; $7/child; $35/family; including a trial farm membership? $25/individual; $7/child and $50/family.Register here.

Happy Summer and hope to see you soon!

Sally

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 7/4/2017 9:10am by Sally Voris .

  

 Yes, the veggies are coming in and there is now plenty to pick--summer squash, beans, kale, cabbage, chard, onions, broccoli, carrots--potatoes to dig and cukes and tomatoes soon. There are also herbs---

as chaotic as the world is right now, a place to be grounded and balanced seems even more important than any one vegetable, flower or herb.

The farm is open to farm circle members Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings starting at 8:30, and Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m. It is easy to become a member.

I am envisioning Gal's Day on Friday mornings--a chance for women to gather in the garden, talk and work and then enjoy a lunch and conversation. So far, it hasn't happened.... maybe this week it will. 

My best to you all. May we all find ways to appreciate Nature's bounty,

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 6/16/2017 3:45pm by Sally Voris .

  

 

Dance in the Barn at the Farm! 

Enjoy a Barn  Dance this Saturday, June 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring caller Kim Forry, accompanied by The New Southern Cowtippers (Sandy Hofferth, Howard Zane, Fred Cherney and Shirley Echols.) 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Cost is $15/adult; $7/child and $30/family. 

The farm will open at 4:00 pm. We invite circle members to enjoy a potluck meal before the dance.  (Becoming a member is easy and inexpensive!) 

The event is sponsored by White Rose Farm Circle, Inc. and has received support from the Carroll County Arts Council. The Circle seeks to empower people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. 

 

Come Unity! Let's make it happen! 

Happy summer! 

Sally Voris 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 6/9/2017 5:18pm by Sally Voris .

  

The recipe for elderflower champagne in The Biodynamic Food & Cookbook by Wendy E. Cook says, " The flowers should be picked when fully open, preferably on the day of the full moon."

I am inviting farm circle members (it is easy to become a member) to join me in the garden and the kitchen for a demonstration of how to make elderflower champagne at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. This stuff is delicious, inexpensive, so elegant and soooo easy! Space is limited. Register here. 

Bring two lemons, a gallon of spring water, and a pot big enough to hold a gallon of liquid. The liquid is then strained and bottled on Sunday evening. I am offering to buy Grolsch bottles for a batch of the champagne. (Order here.

After the demonstration, we are inviting circle members to join us around the fire circle for an informal potluck meal and sharing. Bring musical instruments if you choose. 

Full moon in June with elderflower champagne! What could be better? Well, maybe the Barn Dance next Saturday night! 

Hope you will join us!

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 6/4/2017 3:22pm by Sally Voris .

  

Finally! Days of sunny, warm weather arrived! So did volunteers to help in the garden. We sprayed the biodynamic preparations as part of World Biodynamic Day. We also planted sweet potatoes, moved hogs, and made mulberry tonic. The farm is becoming a place to share unity with the soil and each other (Come Unity!), a vision bigger than simply producing food.  

Saturday, June 10, starting at 5:00 p.m., Sally Voris will demonstrate how to make the farm's signature elderflower champagne. The program is open to farm circle members. (JOining is easy and inexpensive!) After the program, members are invited to enjoy a potluck and fire circle and watch fireflies rise from the fields. Cost for the program is $10. We ask you to bring two lemons, a gallon of spring water and a pot or a crock that will hold a gallon of liquid. Register here. 

Saturday, June 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. we will host a Barn Dance sponsored by White Rose Farm Circle. Click here for a flyer. Click here to register. the farm will open at 4:00 for Circle members. We invite members to bring food for a potluck before the dance. Light refreshments will be available at the dance. Cost? $15/adult; $7/child; $30/family.  

Friday, June 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will be our next gathering of the Global Sisterhood. Renee Deiaco will lead the group. There is no charge,and we will accept donation for women refugees. Register here

Saturday, June 24, from 10:00 to 3:30 p.m. A Time to Be: A Day of Retreat for Women. Suggested donation: $25/participant; $15/first-timers. Register here

Come  Unity! Let's make it happen! 

Happy summer! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 6/1/2017 8:24pm by Sally Voris .

 "We have lost our essential unity with the soil...." 

World-class gardener Alan Chadwick began many lectures with this quote. As I work in the garden, I muse on this quote. The weather has become more extreme and unpredictable. I am no longer sure what produce I will have any one day or week. My early basil plants died in an unexpected freeze. Another night, the geese ate a row of lettuce; a week later, deer ate two rows. Last week, the hogs trampled some soil so densely that it will be hard to rehabilitate.

What am I doing out here? I am cultivating essential unity with soil, essential unity with myself. A young man has come to learn how to grow his own food. To grow food, I explained, you must cultivate good soil; to cultivate good soil, you must cultivate yourself. Every week, I show him how to work, how to think, how to move to cultivate wholeness, the basis of health.   

Another community member has offered to give a circle membership to a family struggling with cancer. Community I wrote back.  Come unity!

Let's recognize that we are are one with all life and work together to create the world that we want for our children and grandchildren--or other people's children or grandchildren--or the frogs and birds and toads...

Community! Come Unity! A circle of life; a circle of living. We invite you to join the circle! Click here to learn more about membership.  

Sally

Posted 5/21/2017 8:34pm by Sally Voris .

 

Global Sisterhood: Our next gathering will be on May 25th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Laurel Brennan, occupational therapist and yoga instructor, will be leading the program with the theme, "Free the Voice: I speak my authentic truth." Laurel has been teaching yoga for 10 years to groups both large and small, young and old, novice and experienced.  She will incorporate gentle yoga and activities to support the throat chakra as this (fifth) chakra is tied to communication and our authentic truth. The event is free. We do take donations to support women refugees and we ask you to register in advance. (Click here.) 

Our Annual Barn Dance to celebrate Summer Solstice will be held on June 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kim Forry will call line, square and circle dances accompanied by the New Southern Cowtippers. Mark your calendar! Cost is $15/adult. $7/child,$30/family. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to register.

Farm circle members are invited to enjoy a potluck meal starting at 5:00 p.m. Join us as we work to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Click here for information about membership benefits. Click here to join. 

Sally Voris 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/11/2017 3:48pm by Sally Voris .

  

Global Sisterhood: Our next gathering will be on May 25th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Laurel Brennan, occupational therapist and yoga instructor, will be leading the program with the theme, "Free the Voice: I speak my authentic truth." Laurel has been teaching yoga for 10 years to groups both large and small, young and old, novice and experienced.  She will incorporate gentle yoga and activities to support the throat chakra as this (fifth) chakra is tied to communication and our authentic truth. The event is free. We do take donations to support women refugees and we ask you to register in advance. (Click here.) 

Our Annual Barn Dance to celebrate Summer Solstice will be held on June 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Kim Forry will call line, square and circle dances accompanied by the New Southern Cowtippers. Mark your calendar! More details soon.

Time to re-create as a member of White Rose Farm Circle! Join us as we work to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Click here for information about membership benefits. Click here to join. 

And may you enjoy the merry month of May!

Sally Voris 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/4/2017 7:30am by Sally Voris .

Celebrate May Day and the arrival of spring! This year, the roses may be in full bloom--and the peonies and the iris. The sweet fragrance of the black locust trees are wafting in the air. The farm is intoxicating with its fragrant flowers! 

 
For this event, plan to participate! Pick herbs and fresh flowers, decorate cakes and sandwiches, make flower garlands, crowns, and staffs, taste delicious food grown on the farm and help us set up the May Pole.
 
Then join us as we weave satin ribbons around the May pole in the traditional May Pole dance, accompanied by the live music of Artie and the Vipers. Enjoy the story, “Butterfly Wonder” a lap puppet show delightfully told by Beech Tree Puppets. Bring your family and friends! Extra farm goodies may be available for purchase.

Hope you will join us to celebrate the energy and wonder of Spring! 

Click here for a flyer: click here to register. 

Cost is $10/adult; $5/child; $25/family. A potluck follows for event for members of White Rose Farm Circle only AND we welcome new members with a 30-day introductory offer. Click here for more details. 

Happy spring! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

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Our garden season is ending and we now have more time to host retreats! Come for an overnight stay and enjoy the quiet of the country and great views of the stars!  

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