Willow Creek Farm Preserve is passionate about people and organic farming. Digging in the dirt, picking fruit and vegetables, breathing in the fresh air and coming along side others shoulder to shoulder for a common goal, builds connection and wellness for ourselves and the environment. We partner with people from all walks of life representing a cross-section of residents living throughout Montgomery County through our Seed to Share Garden™ and beyond. We are sensitive to individuals who are frequently marginalized within our society and we actively cultivate an atmosphere of inclusion in our outreach, because our vision of the preserve is “A healthy community for all”.
The path to creating Willow Creek Farm Preserve began in 2002, with a dream of establishing an organic orchard and inviting the community to pick-your-own and shop at a retail farm market…This was our former business, Willow Creek Orchards. It was a business about us…about our family, about what we could accomplish, and it was a business that failed. The fruit trees never produced even close to our projected yields, we were unable to be profitable, and although we gained countless friends and dedicated staff along the way, we decided to close up shop, leased the farm, and in 2011 packed up and moved on.
Willow Creek Farm Preserve is built on the foundation of these trials, failures, and learning. In 2018, we returned to the farm to begin the process of transitioning our land back to Certified Organic status and also to initiate becoming a Certified Benefit Corporation. We are more dedicated than ever to steward this land for others and to use what we have been given to share our farm for purpose-driven initiatives to improve the health of our community and the environment.