Gathering Springs Farm

Gathering Springs Farm Sustainable, regenerative farm on 13 acres near Middleburg, VA. Posts by farmers Sarah Waybright and Pamela Jones. Farmers Market | CSA | Courses
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Looking for something unique, fun, and interactive to do this Valentine's day? We are delighted to host a mug and wine t...
01/28/2024

Looking for something unique, fun, and interactive to do this Valentine's day? We are delighted to host a mug and wine tumbler making class at ! Join Sarah for an evening of clay play with your lover (or friend!) and enjoy some wine & bites (feat. and ) in the fully-stocked wine shop. Yup, you get a glass to partake while you make, of course! You'll get your finished piece in March to enjoy for the rest of your winters from now on. We're excited to partner for this event and look forward to more connections in the future. The first 8 tickets are discounted, link in profile!

She's here! Penelope "Pepper" Jones did not want to miss Christmas and arrived into the world in the wee hours of Decemb...
01/03/2024

She's here! Penelope "Pepper" Jones did not want to miss Christmas and arrived into the world in the wee hours of December 19th. Pam delivered her right on the couch (per the home birth plan) in view of the tree with no complications. Big brother Harry couldn't be prouder and the whole farmily is delighted to finally have another lady around. Stay tuned as she enjoys her first season on the farm - planting kicks off in one month!

It's here! Our last market of the year! It's our tradition to both work the whole thing and close out strong, but gotta ...
11/18/2023

It's here! Our last market of the year! It's our tradition to both work the whole thing and close out strong, but gotta say we are glad to end the official sales portion of the year...we are tired mamas! Thanks for a great year and we look forward to seeing you at the farm (self serve fridge will be open through the winter!) and next season.

On Fridays we wear the rainbow! Especially if it's in the 40s and raining. We have just TWO markets left this season, to...
11/11/2023

On Fridays we wear the rainbow! Especially if it's in the 40s and raining. We have just TWO markets left this season, tomorrow 11/11 and next Saturday 11/18...stop by and stock up!

Glad we can divert some landfill waste thanks to help from  and ! Pumpkins will be composted to make next year's veggies...
11/01/2023

Glad we can divert some landfill waste thanks to help from and ! Pumpkins will be composted to make next year's veggies grow, and the chickens will probably get a few too. If you're not near us, look for a place you can do the same!

Important notice! We've just been informed that markets are closed tomorrow due to the state of emergency the state has ...
09/22/2023

Important notice! We've just been informed that markets are closed tomorrow due to the state of emergency the state has declared with the wind and rains coming. It's a super big bummer as we spent the whole day harvesting to go to market and now have a lot of produce in stock! If you are a CSA member, check your email shortly, and if you are in the Middleburg area at all Saturday through Monday, please stop by the store as we will set up a little self-service option in the farm pod! At least the plants will be happy?

It’s been a summer folks! And though the hot temps are not gone for good, we are definitely in transition to fall over h...
09/10/2023

It’s been a summer folks! And though the hot temps are not gone for good, we are definitely in transition to fall over here. The winter squash is curing in the greenhouse, the peppers are going bonkers (a sure sign of the end of summer) and loading up the market truck is happening in the dark every Saturday.

Now is the time for the all time BEST food for northern VA. You still get the best of summer sweetness, and will also be seeing the all time fall favourites. Butternut, Hubbard, kuri, delicata and a small number of long island cheese pumpkins. Plus greens and roots will be making their appearance soon, with no help from the drought might we add.

That's right, we *will not* be at the  tomorrow...it's so dry that the veggies just aren't growing fast enough. Like us,...
09/08/2023

That's right, we *will not* be at the tomorrow...it's so dry that the veggies just aren't growing fast enough. Like us, they're mostly water, and we are over a month without rain. We have plans for a better irrigation system next season, but for now we are reliant on watering things the oldest way known to man: waiting and hoping. Thanks for your understanding...and if you're in the area, stop by the farm where we have a setup for self-service sales! Lots of eggs, tomatoes, and peppers. And amazing cheese from !

You know it’s a big farm tour when above average height farmer Pam has to stand on a cinderblock to be seen by the crowd...
05/20/2023

You know it’s a big farm tour when above average height farmer Pam has to stand on a cinderblock to be seen by the crowd.

Awesome turn out for the tours at the farm today.

It’s so wonderful to have our community out to the farm to dive in a little deeper and learn about how and why we farm like we do.

More tomorrow! Guided tours at 11am and 3pm and self-guided tours all day from 10-4pm.

We also have fresh veggies for sale and pottery mini-lessons for $10.

3rd Annual Plant Sale at Gathering Springs!*this year with seed swap!*We are counting down the days till our annual plan...
04/11/2023

3rd Annual Plant Sale at Gathering Springs!
*this year with seed swap!*

We are counting down the days till our annual plant sale and, my gosh, the seedlings look AWESOME!

We’ll have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, cut flowers, all the greens (broccoli, cauliflower and kale for days), our very popular salad boxes, annual and perennial herbs, and probably some other stuff my tired farmer brain can’t remember right now!

Don’t forget to bring any seeds that you want to share and you’ll be able to go home with some too.

This is an event for the whole family, with a kids craft table and coffee/baked goods as well as a whole host of other vendors.

Farm tours to see the garden, showing off our brand new high tunnels and meet the farm animals.

Did someone say chicks, lambs and piglets!?!

We can’t wait to see you!

We are having some very weird weather for February, and we are working today to keep our plants and animals happy - it’s...
02/23/2023

We are having some very weird weather for February, and we are working today to keep our plants and animals happy - it’s as much a shock to their system as it is ours!

Venting the high tunnels and keeping the seedlings in the greenhouse from over heating - all these plants are destined for our first few weeks of the farmers market and CSA.

It’s exciting to be planning now what food we will be feeding our members in 4 months time.

Do you have any questions about CSA? Now is the time to ask!

Thanksgiving sides all sorted for you! Check the link in our profile to buy a bag o veg for your big day - two pickup sp...
11/15/2022

Thanksgiving sides all sorted for you! Check the link in our profile to buy a bag o veg for your big day - two pickup spots available, and you’ll get a newsletter with lots of recipe inspiration to boot. Pam’s turkeys are sold out but we still have 8 of these veg bags in stock. Orders due by Monday!

Today is an extra special day, because not only is it National Farmers Day but it is also Sarah’s birthday! A fantastic ...
10/13/2022

Today is an extra special day, because not only is it National Farmers Day but it is also Sarah’s birthday!

A fantastic farmer, mom, potter and friend, as well as whole load of other stuff.

So let me lead the charge in thanking this farmer on National Farmer’s Day!

It was fun having  out to take some pictures of “typical” farming activities… we picked berries, gave our gorgeous bell ...
08/19/2022

It was fun having out to take some pictures of “typical” farming activities… we picked berries, gave our gorgeous bell peppers their time in the spotlight, and played with the chickens.

Sharing these beautiful pictures from a customer who bought some tomatoes to make sauce. It makes us so happy to feed pe...
08/10/2022

Sharing these beautiful pictures from a customer who bought some tomatoes to make sauce.

It makes us so happy to feed people, and seeing this and knowing that this family will be nourishing their bodies with our food in the depths of winter makes us feel all the feels! 🥰

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That’s a wrap on the onion harvesting for another year! The most we have ever grown, and a three way experiment between ...
07/15/2022

That’s a wrap on the onion harvesting for another year! The most we have ever grown, and a three way experiment between 2 suppliers plus our own from seed.

These guys will cure for a few weeks in our greenhouse - with a shade cloth and fans, it becomes a great little spot to dry all the things!

“1 dry quart” Not that accurate today, but we are here at   with delicious produce including our FIRST TOMATOES! If sung...
07/09/2022

“1 dry quart”

Not that accurate today, but we are here at with delicious produce including our FIRST TOMATOES!

If sungold cherry tomatoes don’t make you feel like summer on a rainy day, we don’t know what will.

Thanks to the customers who are hitting up the farmers markets in their rain boots, umbrella in hand. Supporting your local farms on Saturdays like this one is EXTRA important.

Summer Solstice Kimchi Making Party! Not really a thing but it should be! Each year we make a spring Kimchi to use up al...
06/21/2022

Summer Solstice Kimchi Making Party!

Not really a thing but it should be! Each year we make a spring Kimchi to use up all the spring crops that aren’t gonna kick it in 90 degrees day in day out.

Napa + kale + bok choy + radishes + kohlrabi + hakurei turnips + scallions + garlic scapes + farm team + one volunteer CSA member + a load of salt + gochujang + ginger, both from a store, + 1hr 45 minutes (and 2 weeks for fermenting) = just shy of 110lbs of kimchi.

Available at the market in July!

What a perfect day to host our first food event of the year!So grateful to all our guests who joined us for our tasting ...
06/05/2022

What a perfect day to host our first food event of the year!

So grateful to all our guests who joined us for our tasting tour, cooking demo from the talented and brunch!

Watch this space for more fun on-farm events.

We threw in a cheeky row of beans on April (yes… APRIL) 26th just to fill in this bed. It was a bit of a gamble since no...
05/19/2022

We threw in a cheeky row of beans on April (yes… APRIL) 26th just to fill in this bed.

It was a bit of a gamble since normally we wouldn’t seed beans till at least mid May in case of a late frost, but the gamble paid off!

We had our last frosty nights just a few days after that and the beans had not popped their little sunny green heads out of the soil and we are so thankful for their patience.

The romaine will be harvested soon and the beans will be left to do their thing a few weeks after that!

Tomorrow is our first market of the season and we are SO PUMPED! Can’t wait to see all our wonderful customers.
04/30/2022

Tomorrow is our first market of the season and we are SO PUMPED! Can’t wait to see all our wonderful customers.

Gathering Springs Farm is a small scale, sustainability-focussed diversified produce farm. Pam Jones and Sarah Waybright put the health of the planet and their customers at the forefront, which helps drive every decision made on the farm, specifically by NEVER using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. They also bring homemade crafts (pottery etc) as well as a few ferments and value added items to the market.

Visit Pam and Sarah every Saturday at the EatLoco Farmers Markets @ One Loudoun, 9am - 1pm.

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Who is planning on growing a garden this year? Who is a little late in starting some seedlings? Well fear not, we’ve got...
04/15/2022

Who is planning on growing a garden this year?

Who is a little late in starting some seedlings?

Well fear not, we’ve got you covered!

There is just over 1 week to go till our 2nd annual plant sale, right here on the farm!

Sunday 24th April from 10am-2pm we’ll be opening up the farm and selling vegetable, herb and some flower plants for your growing needs!

There will be a pottery demonstration by our very own farmer Sarah, and farm tours which *might* include a visit to some itty bitty baby chicks.

We are getting lots done around here on the farm, in spite of many inches of rain over the past few days. It makes for m...
04/09/2022

We are getting lots done around here on the farm, in spite of many inches of rain over the past few days. It makes for muddy work but the worms are pretty dang happy… Pam, who wears an above average-sized boot, found this xxl worm today.

A sweet snow pup picture is the best way to formally introduce the newest member of the GSF team, and Norman’s new pup-p...
03/12/2022

A sweet snow pup picture is the best way to formally introduce the newest member of the GSF team, and Norman’s new pup-patrol partner in crime, Vallon! Pam and Rob were delighted to re home Vallon with the help of .

He has already settled right in to life on the farm, and is always delighted to meet farm guests, run circles around the garden at full speed and pose for cute photos.

For any Loudoun County farmers out there!
03/01/2022

For any Loudoun County farmers out there!

Join us for a potluck and group discussion aimed at empowering our young farmers to overcome challenges and create connections and community

Imagine making dinner tonight with THIS. This is just one example of a CSA delivery from last summer. Each week, our CSA...
02/25/2022

Imagine making dinner tonight with THIS. This is just one example of a CSA delivery from last summer. Each week, our CSA members get a box like this to take home and serve their families.

If that looks like fun, then CSA may be right for you. We’re celebrating all this week. It's the most popular week of the year to sign up for a CSA farm membership.

What would you cook with this? Beets, turnips, scallions, swiss chard, lacinato kale, fennel, microgreens and fresh sage and thyme... Comment below!

https://www.gatheringspringsfarm.com/2022-csa-sign-up

One of the best parts of being in our farm’s CSA is the “mad skills” you’ll learn about how to cook our veggies. Our com...
02/24/2022

One of the best parts of being in our farm’s CSA is the “mad skills” you’ll learn about how to cook our veggies. Our community will help you discover fast and easy ways to eat and preserve a huge variety of veggies so that you stop wasting food and feel like a kitchen master.

This week is is National . Now through Feb. 26, farmers around the country are promoting their CSA membership and encouraging farm lovers to get behind a specific farmer for one season. If you are local to the Northern VA area and want to join our farm this year and get a weekly box of veggies, head to https://www.gatheringspringsfarm.com/2022-csa-sign-up

If you are not local, get on the googles and find yourself a local farmer who you can support. Know where your food comes from and join the movement to EAT LOCAL!

Wow. Someone from our CSA farm membership made this from our veggies!⁠⁠Does this make you drool? ⁠⁠One of the things I l...
02/24/2022

Wow. Someone from our CSA farm membership made this from our veggies!⁠

Does this make you drool? ⁠

One of the things I love about our CSA is seeing what our members make every day with our food. This is stuffed delicata squash w/rice, onion, thyme, mushroom, and garlic, on a bed of arugula... If you’ve ever thought about joining our thriving farm community and getting a weekly share of our veggies, NOW is the time to join.⁠

This week is National -- during this time, farmers from around the country are banding together to promote CSA. Join our CSA today and start taking some delicious pictures like this one! To learn more, go to: https://www.gatheringspringsfarm.com/2022-csa-sign-up

What does eating sustainably mean to you? Comment below and join the conversation.
02/23/2022

What does eating sustainably mean to you? Comment below and join the conversation.

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Middleburg, VA
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Meet the farmers...

Sarah Waybright and Pam Jones are friends and farmers who together founded and run Gathering Springs Farm.

They met in 2017 whilst working at the local stalwart sustainable farm, Potomac Vegetable Farms. They were both working at PVF for similar reasons, to learn more about where their food comes from and how it should be grown for optimum health. But they both had very different journeys getting there...

Sarah grew up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Franklin & Marshall College in 2006, a Master of Science (MS) in Human Nutrition at Drexel University in 2010, and a dietetic internship through Utah State University’s distance program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). A longtime DC resident, she has been featured by many Washington media outlets, including the Washington Post, The Express, DCRefined, WUSA9 and as a regular contributor to ABC7’s Good Morning Washington. She’s also been featured by local bloggers including fANNEtastic Food, Boderstan, and LadiesDC and health websites including The Active Times and SheKnows. She has appeared as a guest on the podcasts Foodie & the Beast, Beautiful Life Self Care, and RD Real Talk.

It was Sarah’s love for food, cooking and learning that lead her to farming, firstly as market staff at 78 Acres Farm and then as a farm apprentice at Potomac Vegetable Farms.


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