Veggies and Baskets
from Stanfordville, NY
from Stanfordville, NY
Jesica Clark is Willow Vale Farm. After 13 years of farming, in 2015 I finally got one to call my own. Located on 5 acres of undulating, rocky, Dutchess-Cardigan soil, Willow Vale grows the most delicious vegetables you're ever going to eat. In the winter, baskets are woven while daydreaming and listening to podcasts.
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Our vegetables are produced using organic methods. Heck, even beyond organic.
Spraying anything is a last resort. I rely on the richness of no-till beds amended with
compost and organic fertilizers. Varieties are chosen for hardiness and taste. All produce,
once harvested, is minutes from its destination. If you're looking to procure some veggies for
dinner, head to Big Rock Community Farms Market during the season. If you're looking
to buy direct from me for your restaurant or catering company, drop me a line or order through Farms2Tables.
Want to see some pretty pictures of our produce?
We grow willow on our farm as a windbreak, a soil-erosion-preventer and as an agricultural product. Seriously, this is one of the most versatile and useful plants around. We mainly grow Salix purpurea because it is hardy and mostly pest resistant, but lately I have been gathering local wild willows to grow out and select for weaving.
All baskets, garden supports and wreaths are woven with a combination of locally foraged, home-grown and some bought-in willow, as well as home-grown dried flowers. Find me on Instagram to keep up with my latest weaving projects. If you are interested in learning how to grow or weave with willow, see Workshops below!
Our basket and woven items collection is slowly growing, but I am proud to offer what I've created for sale. Look out for my stuff at Big Rock, Dutchess Handmade and the occasional event or craft market. Right now I'm taking custom orders through my online basket shop. Have a question about my willow or my baskets? Contact me or check out the FAQs
I’ve started to teach workshops! If I have any upcoming workshops, they will be listed below. If you don’t see anything here or if you can’t make it to these classes, you can always contact me for a one on one tutorial.
Find out what’s in season. Arrange for a private weaving tutorial. Ask a smart question. Ask a dumb question. Whatever it is, you can use the contact form below.
You can also call or text: 845-380-9183.