Willows Bend Farm Nursery, Emporium & Home Arts Center is a family run business with three facets: we grow, we sell and we teach.
Our very latest business enterprise is essential oil vapes. Mixing essential oils with VG to make vape juice is a natural extension of our essential oil business. By combing our long experience with essential oils with our extensive inventory of essential oils, we are able to produce vape juices which are safe and very, very good. Here is a link to our Google+ page. Go to our on line Vape Shop to buy some. Wholesale inquiries are welcome.
Our Nursery specializes in growing Heirloom tomatoes, super hot peppers, old fashioned flowers, perennials, herbs,hanging baskets and succulents. We special order shrubs and trees and offer a grow to order service. We have taken the Safe Seed Pledge and grow without synthetic chemicals.
The Emporium features Equal Exchange Fair Trade Organic coffee, a wide variety of tea, culinary herbs and spice blends, one of the largest inventories of medicinal herbs in the Richmond area, individual and custom blended essential oils, aromatherapy products,organic foods and supplements. We even have a little space for locally made hand crafted gifts. We buy organic, free trade and local whenever possible. Over time we want to source as many herbs as possible from our farm and the community.
Education has always been a big part of what we do here. Over the years we have hosted interns and encouraged volunteers to learn how to grow using sustainable farming practices. Our recently added curriculum in the Home Arts Center revives lost skills of cooking, sewing, needlework, re-purposing, repair and art for enjoyment.
Willow's Bend Farm is more than just a place of business, it is a way of life. Our farm works with nature instead of against. We don't use chemicals; instead, we create environments in which predatory insects thrive, shallow rooted weeds are allowed to grow, and fertilizer comes from the plants themselves. This is not a new approach. It is the old tried and true way of farming. It requires a lot more patience and attention to the plants, but the effort is well worth it.
Our new retail space
Willows Bend Farm is open to all who want to come and learn. We offer workshops, home arts classes, tomato tastings and other events as suggested by the community. Internships for those wishing to accept knowledge, experience, plants and produce in exchange for working on the farm are available. Come and spend one afternoon or the whole summer. See our Internship page for more information. We also welcome groups for tours, or just come have a picnic and enjoy the peace. For more information and lots of pictures, check out our Facebook page.
Alisa can be found at Boulevard Flowers Farmers Market every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. If you see something in our inventory you like, we will be happy to take it there, or hold it here for you to pick up. Hours at the farm are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm. Bring your children to see the dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys and pig that call Willows Bend Farm home. If you need to speak to the herbalist, call ahead to make sure Alisa will be there.
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Willows Bend Farm Alisa and Sanford Strunk 20413 Carson Rd Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Home: (804) 469-3030 Cell: (804) 892-7588 email@example.com
Please be patient as we build this page into really nice, user-friendly, page complete with online ordering. As our inventory continues to increase, we will do our best to keep this page updated. For more information send us an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org