About Woodside Farms
In 1870, people from all over greater Richmond came to this very land to pick the sweetest pears and cherries in Hanover County. Today, not only are we returning to our roots with the establishment of Woodside Farms, we’re branching out in new directions. Fresh vegetables. Herbs. Flowers. Fresh foods prized for their health and wellness benefits. Plus the ultimate gathering place—The Barn, featuring a professional demonstration kitchen perfect for hosting private parties and catered events. Welcome to the heart and soil of Hanover County. This is Woodside Farms.
We are proud to be growing for our Chickahominy Falls community and surrounding areas.
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Our Growing Practices
At Woodside Farms we work in conjunction with nature, utilizing farming methods such as, cover cropping, integrated pest management, inter-planting, composting, etc. These methods are the foundation of our farm. By mimicking the natural state from which our crops originated, we are able to grow without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. We believe that it is essential to feed our community safe and nutritious fruits & vegetables.
Meet your Farmers
Bryan and Meredith Aycock, manager and assistant managers of Woodside Farms, met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where their love of farming (and first daughter) were born. When presented with the opportunity to start their own farm in Virginia, they packed their bags and moved across the country. On Meredith's parents' land in Fluvanna County, they started and operated a Certified Naturally Grown vegetable and pasture-raised meat & egg farm. They are thrilled to be continuing their farming venture at Woodside Farms. They are both passionate about healthy living and delicious, nutritious, locally grown food!
Kara Siewers, Woodside Farms Field Manager, joins us after managing two local farms, The Community Food Collaborative and Victory Farms. Originally from the Chesapeake area, Kara now calls the Northside of Richmond home, along with her husband, Will, and their pup, Michigan. When she's not farming, Kara enjoys cooking, biking, and playing at the river. She is passionate about growing organic, delicious, and nutritious food for her community. She strives to be a good steward of the earth, striving to revitalize soil health and balance relationships with nature.
Blair Doucette is our Workshare Manager and in-house Holistic Nutritionist. In her nutrition practice, Little Sweet Nutrition, she uses food as functional medicine to treat and prevent chronic illnesses. She received her Master's in Nutrition with a focus on organic agriculture and medicinal herbs from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2018. Her focus is on quality sourced ingredients that are close to the land. With the idea that food should always be celebrated, she works with clients to find ways to fully enjoy food for all its flavors and health benefits.
R.J. Landin Loderick is our Executive Director of Marketing and Events. A Richmond native, her friends, family, and clients know her as a storyteller, curator, and color enthusiast. Color is her love language! Color plays a big part in all that she does, from the way she dresses to the way she entertains! She believes that life’s full of occasions to be celebrated. Through smart design, a heaping portion of southern charm, a dash of whimsy, attention to detail and a vibrant color story, she curates meaningful and memorable events that bring her clients’ narratives to life. She will be bringing life to our visions and dreams here at Woodside!