Fireside Farm

Fireside Farm A first generation farm in Loudoun County, growing veggies, herbs, plants and grains which we use to make pizzas.

We rely on locally made compost, cover crops and reduced tillage to make a friendly home for beneficial microbes that live in the soil.

Fireside Farm will be slinging pizzas for First Friday this Friday at Goosecup! Fireside Farm is truly farm to slice piz...
04/29/2024

Fireside Farm will be slinging pizzas for First Friday this Friday at Goosecup! Fireside Farm is truly farm to slice pizza - they grow the veggies and herbs for toppings and sauces and grow the wheat for the sourdough crust. All grown using organicย methods in Loudoun County. And, Farmer Casey is throwing the pies in their wood-fired mobile pizza oven himself. You gotta try this pizza!

Goose Cup will be debuting their new cocktail menu, too. Forecast looks great for lounging on the patio on Friday. Pizza service will be 4:30-8.

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We're excited to return to the Farmer's Market at Wheatland Spring  this Saturday!We'll have lots of spring greens, radi...
04/24/2024

We're excited to return to the Farmer's Market at Wheatland Spring this Saturday!

We'll have lots of spring greens, radishes and plant starts for your garden. Plus, Casey, Sebastian and crew will be making pizzas for opening day!

The market is back for its 4th year! Some new vendors are joining the line up and there are special events or tastings each weekend. Check it out, every Saturday from now until the end of October!

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Finally a beautiful Saturday at Leesburg! Come see us at  until noon. Today, we have lots of  bok choy, french breakfast...
04/20/2024

Finally a beautiful Saturday at Leesburg! Come see us at until noon.

Today, we have lots of bok choy, french breakfast radishes, hakurei turnips. It's the last week for our sweet spinach and pea shoots. And, Farmer Stacey is bringing lots of gorgeous garden starts for your garden - grown in organic potting soil.

Come see us!

Are you ready for some gardening and garden inspiration?Join us Friday at the  for a pizza + garden party.  will be slin...
04/16/2024

Are you ready for some gardening and garden inspiration?

Join us Friday at the for a pizza + garden party. will be slinging pizzas! Pre-orders AND walk-ups available (link in bio).

Enjoy your 'za with a glass of wine or beer onsite!! And peruse goods from .beast , , , and

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These longer days mean it's time for Fireside Farm to pull out the oven and start slinging pizzas. They will be onsite  ...
03/18/2024

These longer days mean it's time for Fireside Farm to pull out the oven and start slinging pizzas. They will be onsite from 3-7 this Saturday March 24 and have some delicious pies on the menu.

It will be the debut for the Biergarten Pie, featuring housemade kraut and local pork sausage which will be a perfect accompaniment to some tasty brews. The Three Cheese Pie, highlighting some delicious offerings from is also a new one that you're going to love. The Oyster Goat is always a favorite with chevre from and mushrooms from .

Come out and kick off the first weekend of spring with a bang. will be onsite only a few times this season so come enjoy this collaboration of great food and drink while you can. ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•

We're looking forward to pizza Saturday at Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville. In fact, these guys are the reason thatย  st...
02/21/2024

We're looking forward to pizza Saturday at Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville. In fact, these guys are the reason thatย  started experimenting with harvesting grain way back in 2017. We've always incorporated wheat, rye and oats into our cover crops in varying degrees. But, while enjoying a tasty pint at the brewery Casey and the Carney brothers discussed leaving that cover crop in the field through maturity and harvesting it to be used in their spontaneous brews. And, that was the beginning of our grain growing days...

The grain tied in nicely when we decided to start a pizza business in 2020. Casey has experimented with different mixes of flours to come up with the recipe for our sourdough crust. We use 100% whole grain (unsifted) flour - it can be a challenge to work with, but makes the flavors more complex and the dough more nutritious. We're thankful to John Derry atย .bread for his feedback on theย grains and for milling theย flour, too. Sebastian has become our expert dough stretcher. There are many brains and hands involved in turning the grain into the pizza that you'll eat or the beer that you'll drink! (Casey + Sebastian are cleaning grain for Pen Druid today - slide 3)

Taste it yourself on Saturday!

Coming to Pen Druid next Saturday to combat those winter blues! We're excited to bring our wood oven down to the brewery...
02/18/2024

Coming to Pen Druid next Saturday to combat those winter blues! We're excited to bring our wood oven down to the brewery and cook up our seasonal pizzas.

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Remember, grows the wheat for the sourdough crust and the veggies & herbs for sauces and toppings. We use sausage, chevre and mozzarella. Goes well with those tasty beers!

Come out and see us!
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 and  are off adventuring in Oaxaca, Mexico for some wintertime rejuvenation and inspiration to kick the 2024 season off...
02/02/2024

and are off adventuring in Oaxaca, Mexico for some wintertime rejuvenation and inspiration to kick the 2024 season off with a bang. You can follow them for information about their adventure. Oaxaca is known as the culinary capital of Mexico but it also has vast array of cultural diversity and artistic expression. The landscape holds amazing natural beauty with spectacular biodiversity. The farming duo have been exploring expansive traditional markets, tasty food stalls, hiking in the mountains and marveling at the Pacific coastline. Wintertime trips are important for us to get away and reset a bit and prepare for the main farming season. We have plans for some exciting and great things in 2024 that we look forward to sharing with you all.

But back in Virginia, the veggies continue and Sebastian and Oscar will be at in Leesburg on Saturday from 9-12 with a wide array of gorgeous greens and other treats to make your week a bit brighter. We continue to keep farm stand stocked through the winter as well.

Hi friends of Fireside! We're looking for 1 more person to fill out our farm team for 2024. More info at link in the bio...
01/16/2024

Hi friends of Fireside! We're looking for 1 more person to fill out our farm team for 2024. More info at link in the bio.

Workers at Fireside Farm are involved in most aspects of vegetable production including seeding, planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting and washing. Weโ€™re also happy to delegate tasks based on the skill set that an employee brings to the job (construction, marketing, tractor driving, etc.) If an employee is interested in helping with pizza, they may also prep veggies, learn how to shape doughs or actively help make pizzas on pizza nights.

Workers are on the farm Monday-Friday, with a half day on Wednesdays. Fireside goes to 2 farmers markets on Saturdays - some Saturdays may be included to cover farmers markets on a predetermined schedule. We start at 8 or 8:30 and end between 4 and 5 everyday. Every Thursday there is an optional potluck lunch with neighboring farms.

Starting pay is $14 per hour. Farmworkers with experience can make up to $16 per hour. Bonuses given when employee completes term of commitment. Fireside will pay for returning employees to attend a farming conference or class of their choosing. Employees are eligible for retirement benefits after their 3rd season with Fireside Farm. Access to veggies is a huge perk of the job. Housing is not included, but we can help with finding a rental. Most employees live 15 minutes away in Brunswick, MD.

We try to be reasonable bosses by varying up tasks, varying up who youโ€™re working with, doing harder jobs in the morning and by explaining why weโ€™re doing what weโ€™re doing. In turn, we expect workers to become more efficient and proficient at their jobs over time and be conscientious about how their actions affect the farm and other members of the crew.

We want this to be a meaningful experience for our workers. Although this will be our fourth season in business as Fireside, we have been farming in this area for 17 seasons. We feel connected to our community of farmers, chefs, brewers, bakers, herbalists and food lovers and weโ€™re happy to include you in that community, too!

Picking for Saturday's market. We'll be back at  Leesburg from 9-12. Pardon our COVID absence last weekend!But, the sun ...
01/11/2024

Picking for Saturday's market. We'll be back at Leesburg from 9-12. Pardon our COVID absence last weekend!

But, the sun is shining today, greens and herbs are looking gorgeous. The mild weather so far this winter has really kept things cranking. (Looks like it's coming to an end next week.)

Hope to see you Saturday!

Catch the Aceys in action together at  Leesburg Farmers Market until noon today for our last market of 2023.We want to t...
12/23/2023

Catch the Aceys in action together at Leesburg Farmers Market until noon today for our last market of 2023.

We want to thank you all for your support this year. We're so thankful to our customers for embracing us and our veggies at a new market. And, we'd be nowhere without our crew - full-time, part-time and those that answered the call for emergency help! Thank you!!

We've got big plans for 2024. Wishing you all the best for the new year, too!

We're excited to head back to Rappahannock and make some pizzas for the annual boxing day celebration at  with  playing ...
12/20/2023

We're excited to head back to Rappahannock and make some pizzas for the annual boxing day celebration at with playing music!!

12-5 on December 26th ๐Ÿช•๐Ÿช•๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Rappahannock Food Pantry in the spirit of boxing day!

Our pizzas have a sourdough crust with wheat grown on our farm. Veggie + herb toppings and sauces are made with ingredients from our farm, too! Pork sausage from fellow farmers
And mushrooms from our market neighbor . Hope to see you there!

Saturday! Join us at  for a holiday sampler with your neighbors, local farmers & baker AND artisans. will be serving our...
11/28/2023

Saturday! Join us at for a holiday sampler with your neighbors, local farmers & baker AND artisans.

will be serving our farm-to-pizza pies from 12-5. Our Waterford neighbor, Charles, from will be sampling wines. Cheese, soap and caramel gift boxes from our favorite cheesemaker . Unbelievably delicious baked goods from (made from local whole wheat flours). A pop-up by our favorite, boisterous young Waterford artist . And, of course, a wide selection of handmade and foraged goods at !

Hope to see you there. Your support helps keep us going! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

11/17/2023
For this week's edition of a bit abnormal but absolutely delicious vegetables, we have a few stars. We are looking forwa...
10/20/2023

For this week's edition of a bit abnormal but absolutely delicious vegetables, we have a few stars. We are looking forward to Saturday markets at both and in Leesburg. After a few rainy Saturdays, it looks like we have a good chance of clear skies and we're hoping you come out and see us and our fully stocked tables of diverse fall goodies.

loves to cook and share food and this is one reason that we grow some of the weirder vegetables that you may be unfamiliar with. Choi sum is an Asian green that can be best described as a mix between bok choi and broccoli. It is tender and sweet and is one of our favorites. A great thing to do is chop the whole bunch up into bite sized pieces (leaves, stems and flowers). Get some oyster or maitake mushrooms from and tear them into pieces. Use a wok or cast iron pan on high heat and stir fry the mushrooms in oil for a few minutes. Then add the choi sum along with garlic and ginger, oyster sauce or soy sauce, honey and some rice wine vinegar. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes and then take off the heat and add a little sesame oil and sesame seeds.

We will also have sprouting or green stem cauliflower this week along with purple cauliflower. The sprouting cauliflower makes large loosely packed heads which are easy to cut up and cook. While it will not make a good cauliflower steak, the less dense nature of the head is great for roasting on a sheet pan in the oven. I like to cut up the florets and mix with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper on high heat of about 450 and let them get a bit crispy. A great topping is a lemon garlic tahini sauce which is simple to make and delicious. Just take a bit of tahini and a few cloves of roasted or fresh garlic and add a bit of lemon juice and salt and pepper to a blender. Once you get the blender going, add water until you achieve the desired consistency and mix with the roasted cauliflower. An immersion blender makes a quick job of this sauce and requires less clean up.

We will also have purple sprouting broccoli this week (great for roasting) and puntarelle will make an appearance at both markets this weekend.

Introducing : Puntarelle! Coming to Leesburg this Saturday. This is a special fall treat for us - it will only be around...
10/13/2023

Introducing : Puntarelle! Coming to Leesburg this Saturday. This is a special fall treat for us - it will only be around for a few weeks. A member of the chicory family, we love it for its lightly bitter crunch.

Casey prepared Puntarelle alla Romano for our crew this week. Slice puntarelle into matchstick pieces and soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Make the dressing by mashing anchovies and garlic together and add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Drain the puntarelle and toss in the dressing. Can add optional parsley and capers.

It's our anniversary! We hardly go to market together anymore but you can find us  today. We brought a lot of Casey's fa...
10/07/2023

It's our anniversary! We hardly go to market together anymore but you can find us today. We brought a lot of Casey's favorites : hot peppers, cauliflower, radicchio, lemongrass.

11 years of marriage, 14 years farming together. We've learned a lot about how to work together over all those years. Thanks to all our farm crews for their patience. ๐Ÿคฃ Love ya, Case!

Looking forward to many more as we grow

We are busy turning over fields and cover cropping for the winter. Casey manages the cover crop plans and planting for  ...
09/22/2023

We are busy turning over fields and cover cropping for the winter. Casey manages the cover crop plans and planting for as well so gets to use this Kasco no till drill which comes in handy to reduce tillage and diesel use. Some of the fields that are on vacation from vegetable production next year will be used for wheat production for our pizza doughs.

Speaking of wheat and cover crop seed, we have quite a bit of extra Expedition hard red winter wheat seed that we are looking to sell as cover crop or seed for wheat production. It is last year's wheat harvest and the baking quality for this particular harvest ended up not being as good as we would like. Hopefully this year's harvest ends up being better. It is also our go to seed for overwintered cover crop mixed with crimson clover when seeded from mid September until late October and even into November. I seed at a rate of about 100 to 125 lbs per acre and clover clover at 15 lbs per acre. The germination for this seed was tested a few months ago to be 99 percent and we are selling 60 lb bags for $30. Please DM us if you are interested. We are looking for a home for it soon so we can make room in our grain boxes for storage of this year's harvest.

We are sad to see our summer cover crop mix of sorghum sudan, sunnhemp, cowpeas, sunflowers and buckwheat go away. It has been so beautiful with the flowers popping lately but it is time to make the transition. It has done really well this year even with the drought and has done a great job of adding organic matter to the soil, feeding the microbes and sucking up some CO2. We love cover crops around here and feel lucky to have an opportunity to play around and experiment more with them at the larger acreage next door .

This is what we do - make a lot of lines! Thankful for this perspective from our friend and neighbor. It's so beautiful ...
09/18/2023

This is what we do - make a lot of lines! Thankful for this perspective from our friend and neighbor. It's so beautiful and interesting to see the farm from above.

Also, extremely thankful to for the opportunity to run our business on their property. 2 years ago we found ourselves scrambling for a farm home and they offered us the front few acres of their farm. We share the greenhouse, wash/pack facility and some high tunnels. We can also rent equipment from them.

The relationship works because we've worked together before, know each other's personalities and quirks, and have the best interest of each other in mind. Casey still does some field management and heavy machinery work for PVF and Stacey manages the shared greenhouse and wash/pack space.

We will stay here until we purchase our own land and can build the necessary infrastructure. We're interested to know if other models exist like this - where a well established farm hosts another farm that operates independently, yet can share infrastructure, equipment and help each other in times of need! Also, happy to share our experiences with anyone who wants to embark on a shared path like this, too.

At Fireside Farm, we are trying to embody the essence of locally sourced, sustainable, and community-driven pizza.  At o...
09/06/2023

At Fireside Farm, we are trying to embody the essence of locally sourced, sustainable, and community-driven pizza. At our farm, we take pride in cultivating a variety of fresh ingredients using organic methods, from vibrant tomatoes and aromatic herbs to peppers, zucchinis, and more. Our dedicated farm crew carefully tends to these crops, ensuring they thrive under the sun-kissed skies.

But it doesn't stop there โ€“ our approach to pizza is a collaboration with our talented friends and neighbors. The grain for our dough is grown right here on our farm, monitored from seed to harvest. This grain is then skillfully milled by our neighbors, bread, creating a flour that forms the foundation of our pizza crust.

The cheese that tops our goat pies comes from , where Molly crafts each batch with care. raises the pigs for the sausage that tops our pizzas. Both farms ensure the well-being and quality of life of their animals while being good stewards of their farmland.

In every bite of farm-to-table pizza, we hope you taste the love, dedication, and close-knit relationships that make it possible. It's a celebration of Loudoun County agriculture and the joy of sharing delicious food with our community. Whether you savor a slice at our farm or take it home, you're partaking in a culinary journey that starts in the fields and ends at your table.

We're excited to be back
this Friday, slinging pizzas! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
Bonnie and John serve up the best beers around that they have meticulously crafted with estate and local ingredients. ๐Ÿ•+๐Ÿบ=โค

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Congrats,  and Julian! We love your love and are inspired by you to take more road trips and adventures and eat more nac...
08/20/2023

Congrats, and Julian! We love your love and are inspired by you to take more road trips and adventures and eat more nachos. What a supportive + thoughtful duo you two are! We're looking forward to seeing where life leads ya. Thank you for the laughs in the field and genuine appreciation of our veggies and work. We're so lucky to know you and receive your support, too.

And, thank you for getting us all cleaned up and dressed up! These folks here have been instrumental in the start up and success of Fireside Farm. We've had a mish-mash schedule of part-time and full-time help the last couple of seasons and we couldn't do it without the care, effort and support of this team - from seeding to harvesting and delivering. From tinkering with dough recipes and dreaming up pizza toppings to slicing your pies. We're so grateful for each of you. (And others not pictured here! OG crew )

Pizza tonight  !Fireside Farm will be slinging pizzas from 4:30 - 7:30 and the forecast look great for ๐Ÿ• + ๐Ÿบ!!Shout out ...
08/11/2023

Pizza tonight !
Fireside Farm will be slinging pizzas from 4:30 - 7:30 and the forecast look great for ๐Ÿ• + ๐Ÿบ!!

Shout out to our pizza guys - Casey and Sebastiรกn have been having a great time dreaming up new pizza toppings while harvesting out in the field. They've also really dialed in the sourdough pizza crust using our wheat. (It's a bit trickier than a yeasted white dough.)

Tonight's menu:
Margherita- tomato sauce, mozz, fresh basil
Pepper pig - roasted pepper and tomato sauce, pork sausage, roasted shish*to and Jimmy nardello peppers
Elote pizza - chili lime mayo, roasted sweet corn, mozz, feta, cilantro and chili powder

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Thanks to for pizza inspiration, too! And .bread for milling. AND, for hosting. ๐Ÿป

Radio silence over here must mean it's ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… time!We've been bringing in a nice harvest for our small farm and are so than...
08/09/2023

Radio silence over here must mean it's ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ… time!

We've been bringing in a nice harvest for our small farm and are so thankful to our customers for buying them up!

There's nothing like a ripe Virginia tomato in the summertime!

Thanks to the crew for picking and picking and picking! Come grab some at market this weekend.

You can still place orders for tonight's pizza + salad and The Corner Store in Waterford.Call/text Sarah at the Corner S...
07/21/2023

You can still place orders for tonight's pizza + salad and The Corner Store in Waterford.

Call/text Sarah at the Corner Store to reserve your pizzas and timeslot! 202-320-4996

This is a delicious way to support our farm. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌ Thank you!!

Thanks to the folks that wrote to the planning commission in regards to preserving prime soils for agriculture!  Your vo...
07/21/2023

Thanks to the folks that wrote to the planning commission in regards to preserving prime soils for agriculture! Your voice is important in these local decisions!

The document itself constitutes a dizzying array of percentages, acronyms and technical terms. The intent behind it is far more straightforward: preserve as much as possible the best soil for

We're hiring!!! We need 1 full-time or 2 part-time folks to help us through mid-December. Also, looking for someone to j...
07/13/2023

We're hiring!!! We need 1 full-time or 2 part-time folks to help us through mid-December. Also, looking for someone to join our pizza team! We're growing, so we need more help.

More details on our website.
Farmfireside.com/employment

We've got a great crew and the crops are growing well - all that is missing is you! (Maybe!) This could be just the beginning... We're happy to continue to work with folks that like working with us and vice versa. Part-time winter work available for the right candidates.

We're part of an active farming and food neighborhood. Plenty to learn on our farm and from the surrounding farming community. If you're interested, please review the website and send a resume to [email protected].

Summer crops are rolling in! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† Lots of beautiful eggplant - so we want to put it on a pizza! Join us Friday  from 4:30...
07/11/2023

Summer crops are rolling in! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† Lots of beautiful eggplant - so we want to put it on a pizza!

Join us Friday from 4:30-7:30 for some real farm-to-table pizzas.

We grow the veggies and wheat, make the sauces from scratch, care for our little sourdough starter and turn it into dough and haul the oven right over to our favorite place to drink a beer! ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ (a land beer!)

We also top with mozz from , chevre from and sausage from . Loudoun doesn't taste much better than this.

We've been kinda quiet on here - because we've been busy growing the veggies! Come see us today  11-1 ANDLeesburg  8-12L...
07/08/2023

We've been kinda quiet on here - because we've been busy growing the veggies!

Come see us today 11-1
AND
Leesburg 8-12

Lots of cukes, pickled kits, eggplant, basil, head lettuce and more!

Just wanted to reintroduce ourselves if you are new around here. We're Casey and Stacey - our friends call us "the Ace-y...
06/27/2023

Just wanted to reintroduce ourselves if you are new around here.

We're Casey and Stacey - our friends call us "the Ace-ys". We started Fireside Farm in 2021 after 13 seasons of farming for other folks.

Some people ask "Why do you keep doing it?" And, some days we may wonder that ourselves. ๐Ÿคฃ But, we've always enjoyed growing our own food in a way that feels good for the environment and good for the people around us. Plus, we've met so many fun and inspiring farmers, farmworkers, chefs, fermentation artists, brewers, bakers, gelato makers and customers along the way that that helps keep us going.

Casey loves to cook - and we've incorporated that passion into our Fireside Farm pizza nights. Stacey loves setting up market displays and making signs for markets and hustling to sell some veggies. Come see us soon for pizza or or farmers market.

Thanks for your support!
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15227 Berlin Turnpike
Purcellville, VA
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