Spring is from March 21 to June 21. This year we’ve had a few winter-like weather days sprinkled into our spring season. Here at Winfall we are fertilizing fields to prepare for making hay, reinforcing fencing to keep in the livestock and preparing for Warrenton Hunt’s Spring Hunter Pace Horse Event. We are foraging for mushrooms (morels), clearing trails and trying to keep up with Mother Nature creating more work on the trails with down trees and natural debris. We are planning our summer gardens, redesigning the garden beds and starting seeds. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.
The inaugural 5K Run With The Sap on March 26, 2022 was a success. Five thousand dollars was raised and donated to the ALS Association DC/MC/VA Chapter.
Here’s the link to register the 5K here at Winfall Farm on Saturday, March 26, 2022. We will go rain or shine. Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the ALS ASSOCIATION of DC/MD/VA. The first 100 to register will receive a participation gift. If you have any issues signing up we will offer day of race registration – scroll down to see the registration form. To save time print and bring with you.
The sap from the maple and walnut trees run February through March. We will also be running and walking with the sap to honor Bill Woodbury’s battle with ALS. Please save the date and join us live or virtually. We will go rain or shine.
Winfall Farm would not be what it is today without my mother Hally and father Bill. My dad Bill, lead farmer, passed away on 1/6/2022. He fought and lost a battle with ALS. My dad loved giving kids tractor rides, hay rides, building things with anyone that had a vision, and was the kindest soul on Earth. He was the guy that made sure everyone was happy. He showed his love by providing. He was the guy that engineered something if it broke or simply invented something to make a job easier. He read every manual. I repeat he was the guy that read the manuals… cover to cover. He built my house. He stayed up late to help with school projects, mind and my daughters. He was the one I went to when I needed help. He got my emergency calls when I was lost on a highway. A real highway and the highway of life. He made sure my compass pointed north. Dad you are my forever hero. May this farm exude your spirit and love.
Rest In Peace Dad.
May 28, 1940 – January 6, 2022
It’s our first snow of 2022 and it’s a real good one. We bundled up this morning to give hay to the animals. The cows and horses are fed and happy. The trees are heavy and weighing down fence lines.
This is when we enjoy the beauty of the snow and also pray that when the storm clears we are not out repairing fences. Down fences mean free animals… no bueno on a farm. Until the snow clears we’ll enjoy the white winter farm wonderland.
This 2022 sap season we will be adding walnut trees to our tree tapping list. Although the maple trees produce a sweeter more lucrative amount of sap, walnut trees also produce sap which can also be made into syrup. At Winfall we plan to kick off our tapping season mid to late January. Mother Nature and weather determine our tapping schedule.
In our foraging on the farm we have found two walnut groves (small group of trees) on the farm. We look forward to adding these two areas to our tapping program this year.
Plan your trip to Winfall to tap trees and taste sap right out of the tree. Call Alex to plan your farm experience (804) 833-8303.
Beef ~ Eggs ~ Flowers ~ Experiences
Welcome to the Winfall Farm website. This is a new website and the launching on National Syrup Day (December 17th) is our way of letting you know about us and the maple sap collection and syrup production we are looking forward to and want you to be a part of in 2022.
We are excited to present our first 5K at the farm. Know that before we took up farming full time we were competitive athletes. A fun run/walk to us means a well marked trail with great scenery, good event swag, and option to pr with state of the art timing. Stay tuned for a link to register for the run/walk. In the meantime start telling all of your friends about the event and save the date. The QR code will be changed to the race entry form in the near future.