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  • Holiday Boarding House Luncheons, Nov. 1, Nov. 13, Nov. 19, Dec. 4, Dec. 7, Dec. 10, Dec. 14, Dec. 18. Register.
  • Mistletoe Mart, Westminster, Md., Nov. 7-9.
  • Holiday Open House and Foothills Artists Studio Tour, Nov. 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..
  • After-Christmas Sale at Willow Pond Farm, Dec. 27-29
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Upcoming events at the farm:

We also offer classes and group luncheons/dinners.

Fairfield and Willow Pond lie nestled in the last valley east of South Mountain, the northern extension of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Fairfield was occupied by Confederate troops for ten days before, during, after the decisive Civil War battle and was on Robert E. Lee's main route of retreat. This picturesque region is resplendent with thousands of acres of apple and peach blossoms in the spring, and the reds and golds of ripening fruit later in the year.

Willow Pond Farm activities are centered around a magnificent 1760s vintage stone farmhouse thought to have been built by the same mason who constructed the Fairfield Inn. The Willow Pond shop is located in the early nineteenth-century summer kitchen, where visitors can step into the walk-in fireplace and back in history to a time when jams, jellies and applesauce were cooked over an open fire.

If you visit our farm in spring and summer, you'll be able to tour our many demonstration gardens, featuring culinary herbs, edible flowers, antique roses, lavender, mint, scented geraniums, salvias, medicinal herbs, biblical plants, and dye plants. We also have a silver "moon" garden, a sun garden, a shade garden, a butterfly garden, and a 250-foot-long perennial border.

Interested in plant photography but always wondered where to begin? Read Becky Wajda's article on Photographing Herbs and pack your camera for your next visit!

Willow Pond Farm
Tom and Madeline Wajda, proprietors
145 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 USA
tel/fax: 717-642-6387

  • Thurs–Sat, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Open Sundays, noon-5 p.m., Nov. 3-Dec. 15.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, but open the Fri., Sat., and Sun. after Thanksgiving
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Help Wanted

We're looking for part-time help, especially in our gardens and greenhouses. Download an application: PDF or Word.

Open Thurs-Sat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Sundays noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 2013.
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Willow Pond Farm Herbs & Everlastings

Tom and Madeline Wajda, proprietors

Come to our Holiday Open House & Foothills Artists Studio Tour: Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

145 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 USA
tel/fax: 717-642-6387
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