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Posted 6/4/2016 5:30pm by Sally Voris .

Learn to Make Kombucha and Rosemary Ale, June 5, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Spend an evening learning now to make two simple fermented drinks: kombucha and rosemary ale. Both are easy to make, inexpensive and refreshing summer beverages that will activate your gut bacteria.  After the demonstration, tour the gardens and pick you own fresh food (for a reasonable price.) Enjoy evening breezes, conversation with others, the fragrance of roses and honeysuckle and the magic of fireflies rising from the fields. 

Cost of the workshop includes a gallon jar, a SCOBY, a piece of cheese cloth, and a rubber band, essentials for you to make your first batch of Kombucha. We offer a 10% discount for farm members.  Click here for more information or to register.

The farm will be open this Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (with a workshop from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.   We have lots to see: chickens, Guinea hens, geese, Guinea hogs, cows and our new heifer, Hazel. And so many fragrances! Iris, roses, sweet William, black locust and the fringe tree.

Prices for produce are reasonable--and if you like the farm, we invite you to join as a farm member for the season! 

 

Hope to see you soon!

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 6/1/2016 8:31am by Sally Voris .


The Farm will offer an introductory special--a bag of mixed salad greens, primarily lettuces--with a radish and an onion-- a $10 value for free again this next weekend!

We want to you come to the farm for a visit! We do have other produce available--kale, turnips, onions and radish, and a variety of herbs, as well as a limited number of strawberries. And of course, you may take home more than one bag of salad mix!

The farm will be open on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 for the introductory offer, on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  

We have lots to see: chickens, Guinea hens, geese, Guinea hogs, cows and our new heifer, Hazel. And so many fragrances! Iris, roses, sweet William, black locust and the fringe tree. There are plenty of flowers to pick to take a bouquet home.  

Prices for produce are reasonable--and if you like the farm, we invite you to join as a farm member for the season! 

We are also holding a Kombucha and Rosemary Ale workshop on Sunday, June 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information or to register.

And mark your calendars for our Barn Dance on Saturday, June 18 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. Click here for a flyer; click here to register. 

And learn more about farm membership here. The farm is a place to experience the fullness of life and living. Hope to see you soon! 

 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 5/26/2016 7:26pm by Sally Voris .


This weekend only, the farm is offering an introductory special--a bag of mixed salad greens, primarily lettuces--with a radish and an onion-- a $10 value for free!

We want to you come to the farm for a visit! We do have other produce available--kale, turnips, onions and radish, and a variety of herbs, as well as a limited number of strawberries. And of course, you may take home more than one bag of salad mix!

The farm will be open on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 for the introductory offer, on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, Memorial Day, from 10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. On Sunday and Monday, please feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds during those  times! 

We have lots to see: chickens, Guinea hens, geese, Guinea hogs, cows and our new heifer, Hazel. And so many fragrances! Iris, roses, sweet William, black locust and the fringe tree. There are plenty of flowers to pick to take a bouquet home.  

Prices for produce are reasonable--and if you like the farm, we invite you to join as a farm member for the season! 

Hope to see you over the weekend!

Happy Memorial Day!  

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 5/21/2016 11:40am by Sally Voris .


This Sunday evening, May 22, the farm will open from 4:00 p.m. til dark. What a great time for a visit! Hazel the heifer will be in the barn, Guinea hogs in the pig pen, small Guinea fowl and chickens in the barn and new goslings may be hatched by then. A wonderful time to step into the dance of spring on the farm--and to take home fabulous lettuce, radish and onions for salads! 

Looks like the strawberries may be a day short of sun, but my favorite rose, Therese Bugnet, is blooming in profusion. So delicious!

We will step into summer with a BARN DANCE on June 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring the Main Line Gravy Soppers and called by Janine Borofka. Click here for a flyer: click here to  register. 

Hope you will come for a visit! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

 

(We are opening on Sunday evening rather than gather on Saturday night for the full moon, because it is supposed to rain all day Saturday.)  

Posted 5/18/2016 8:41pm by Sally Voris .

This Sunday evening, May 22, the farm will open from 4:00 p.m. til dark. What a great time for a visit! Hazel the heifer will be in the barn, Guinea hogs in the pig pen, small Guinea fowl and chickens in the barn and new goslings may be hatched by then. A wonderful time to drink in spring on the farm--and to take home fabulous lettuce, radish and onions for salads! 

We may also have the first strawberries to pick and the first roses in bloom (though the weather has been cold and rainy.)  

Hope you will come for a visit! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

 

(We are opening on Sunday evening rather than gather on Saturday night for the full moon, because it is supposed to rain all day Saturday.)  

Posted 5/11/2016 8:12pm by Sally Voris .
 
This Saturday morning from 9:00 to noon, the farm is hosting a volunteer work time from 9:00 to noon. What with all the rainy weather, we need extra help in the garden, especially with weeding.  
 
The morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with 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. We'll have a brief orientation to the farm, a review of safety issues and a tour of the garden from 9 to 10. We will ask volunteers to work in the garden from 10 to 12. We are offering herbs (plants or fresh picked) for volunteers to take home --nettle, comfrey, peppermint or garlic chives. We will also have fabulous fresh lettuce and spring onions for a fair price.  
 
The event is free and appropriate for families with school-age children. Please bring tools, gloves and wear mud-worthy footwear. It is often colder and windier here, so bring an extra layer of clothing. 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 5/1/2016 6:33am by Sally Voris .

The grass is mowed; the barn swept, the weather report calls for a break in the rain from noon to 7:00 p.m., so we may be able to dance the May Pole Dance. BUT THE EXCITING NEWS is that we have an-hour-old heifer in the barn, Hazel the Heifer. She was born last night just at dusk. Hazel and her mom, Brigid, are bonding in the barn.  Hope you will come join us to celebrate spring on the farm! Here's a link to the flyer. 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 4/29/2016 8:15pm by Sally Voris .

Our traditional May Day Celebration is on! 

When I looked out my window, I saw a world of lush green,with few flowers to pick for May Day. I realized that we humans need to bring the color to May Day this year. I want to share the story of the land--how the weather is changing and how we as humans are being called to dance with nature. I am preparing a story/performance engaging those who come in a dance with Life! 

 

Puppeteer Ingrid Cowanhass of Beechtree Puppets based in Takoma Park, Maryland will perform "Butterfly Wonder, A Tale of Metamorphosis" in addition to our traditional May Day Celebration! The 17-minute show features hand-crafted puppets performed on an apron stage. (Ingrid will make REALLY easy and simple paper butterflies afterwards for the children to fly around the garden) 

In the show. Inchy the caterpillar, has just popped out of his egg! He makes new friends, hides from the bird, and eats many leaves before spinning his cocoon and emerging as a beautiful butterfly.  Songs and short dialogues introduce the flowers, animals (a hungry caterpillar in three sizes, a mouse, robin, a bee and of course the butterfly), and the change from daytime to the moon and stars of night.

We will hold our traditional May Pole festivities including the May Pole Dance accompanied by Artie and the Vipers, a folk band based in Baltimore, if possible, but if it is raining, we are cleaning space in the barn and the studio for story telling, craft activities and music. 

We have baby goslings, Guinea keets and peeps and a calf that is due any day. Join us as we celebrate the glory of Spring and new life! 

Click here for a flyer; click here to register for the event. 

Hope to see you soon! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

Posted 4/28/2016 4:04pm by Sally Voris .

Several people have asked is there a rain date for the May Day Celebration? There is no good rain date--the next Sunday is Mother's Day. Here is our latest plan: 

 
On Sunday morning by 9:00 a.m., I will decide based on the weather and the weather report whether to cancel the event or not. I will post a notice on the website and send an e-mail to the farm's e-list. One year, it poured and we canceled the event.
 
If the weather is iffy, we will go forward--with a back-up of holding events in the studio and the barn: we can do crafts and flower baskets. Ingrid can perform the puppet show. Another friend, a storyteller, is preparing a story. The band can perform in the barn. It may not be ideal, but it is decidedly real. 
 
Hope we can make this happen and hope to see you!  
 
Sally 
 
P.S. Yes, you can pay by check or cash the day of the event.  The weather forecast has changed every day I have checked. So I suggest you wait, and pray for good weather. This will be a great event if we can get it in!!!!
Posted 4/24/2016 1:51pm by Sally Voris .

Our traditional May Day Celebration just got even more engaging for the whole family! 

Puppeteer Ingrid Cowanhass of Beechtree Puppets based in Takoma Park, Maryland will perform "Butterfly Wonder, A Tale of Metamorphosis" in addition to our traditional May Day Celebration! The 17-minute show features hand-crafted puppets performed on an apron stage. (Ingrid will make REALLY easy and simple paper butterflies afterwards for the children to fly around the garden) 

In the show. Inchy the caterpillar, has just popped out of his egg! He makes new friends, hides from the bird, and eats many leaves before spinning his cocoon and emerging as a beautiful butterfly.  Songs and short dialogues introduce the flowers, animals (a hungry caterpillar in three sizes, a mouse, robin, a bee and of course the butterfly), and the change from daytime to the moon and stars of night.

This will  be a wonderful addition to our traditional May Pole festivities including the May Pole Dance accompanied by Artie and the Vipers, a folk band based in Baltimore and known for its Morris dances with accordionist Mark Vidor.   

Join us as we celebrate the glory of Spring and new life! 

Click here for a flyer; click here to register for the event. 

Hope to see you soon! 

Sally Voris, White Rose Farm

www.whiterosefarm.com, 410-756-9303

May Day is coming!

Our May Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 7 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. It features music from Artie and the Vipers, dancing around the traditional May Pole, and "Butterfly Wonder," a lap puppet show performed by Beech Tree Puppets. Click here to register; click here for a flyer. 

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The farm now has a non-profit associated with it: White Rose Farm Circle, Inc. Its vision is to develop and share a model of community that empowers people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Donations are tax deductible. We invite you to contribute! All donations are welcome!  

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