Our Farmers & Producers

Our local and regional farmers and producers are truly our partners in producing excellent food, just for you.

We feel very strongly about bringing you locally-sourced plants, produce and other products. We believe in “thinking globally and acting locally,” and by supporting small businesses, community organizations and family farms in our region, we can help make them as strong as they make us.

Appalachian Harvest

Duffield, Virginia
Organic Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes

Appalachian Harvest is a rural food hub began by Appalachian Sustainable Development in 2000. Following the Federal deregulation of tobacco production, many area farmers found their incomes reduced and were looking for alternative crops. AH helped local farmers stay on family farms by transitioning them to growing produce. AH trains farmers in production, GAP, organic certification, and produce grading.

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Archlynn Farm

Charlotte CH, Virginia
Broccoli, Beets, Cabbage, Eggplant, Okra, Squash

Archlynn Farm is a family-owned-and-operated farm in Charlotte County, Virginia. The family has been growing a variety of produce since 2010. Currently, two generations work to provide healthy food for local markets farmers in production, GAP, organic certification, and produce grading.

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Bartenfelder Farms

Preston, Maryland
Greens, Squash, Tomatoes

Bartenfelder Farms is a GAP-certified, local favorite that provides fresh market necessities to the tight-knit communities of Preston in Caroline County, Maryland. Whether it’s yellow or white sweet corn, leafy greens, daikon, eggplant, onions, peppers, melons, squash, tomatoes, or zucchini, Bartenfelder is well ahead of you. These farms supply directly to fresh markets, large-scale wholesalers, and everything in between.

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Baywater Farms

Salsbury, Maryland
Shishito Peppers

Baywater Farms is a sixth-generation family farm growing non-GMO, heirloom specialty produce. The farm is focused on providing a high quality product while using sustainable practices. They grow year round in hydroponic green houses, as well as growing specialty seasoned crops spring through fall in our fields. They are a chef-driven company offering unique wholesale and retail packs for a variety of customers.

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Beanstalk

Lorton, Virginia
Greenhouse Lettuce

Beanstalk started as a solution to solve a local restaurant’s need for consistent, high quality salad. Several years later, it has turned into a business intent on making pesticide-free, heirloom produce available anywhere in the world. In addition to growing tasty, fresh produce, Beanstalk’s vertical farms use 95% less water than a traditional farm and reduce food transportation by thousands of miles.

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C&E Farms

Cheriton, Virginia
Green Beans

Phil Colson and Lester Erlemeier of Cheriton, Virginia established C&E Farms in 1986. These two men were the pioneers of hydro-cooling green beans, setting a new industry standard. Their innovation, along with a dedication to quality and service, has made their beans a top choice. C&E Farms processes more than 750,000 bushels of beans annually on 5,000 acres.

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Cassell Farms

Hillsville, Virginia
Corn, Squash, Pumpkins

Cassell Farms started out in 1976 as a small farm with a low acreage of tomatoes and peppers. Over the years the operation has grown to include numerous crops. Currently, Cassell Farms produces approximately 130 acres of fruit and vegetables.

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Chicone Farms

Vienna, Maryland
Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus

John & Valarie Brinsfield are the current owner/operators of Chicone Farms. John holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Maryland. Valarie holds a M.S. in Range Management from the University of Wyoming. Balvin Brinsfield, Sr., John’s grandfather, purchased the first parcel of the home farm in 1929 and named it “Chicone Dairy Farm.” Since then, snap beans, watermelons, tomatoes, hot cherry peppers, soybeans, and grain have become among the most abundant crops for the family farm.

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Church Hill Produce

Doe Hill, Virginia
Broccoli, Raspberries, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower

Michael and Kari Sponaugle started Church Hill Produce in 2011 by leasing an eight-acre corn field from a neighbor, bought a black plastic mulch layer, and started growing produce for their two farm stands and a local farmers’ market. In 2016, they closed their roadside stands and started focusing on wholesale production. In 2017, they established their relationship with Produce Source Partners, rented an additional 17 acres, and passed the Good Agricultural Practices Farm Review.

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Cole Berry Farm

Vernon Hill, Virginia
Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes

Michael and Kari Sponaugle started Church Hill Produce in 2011 by leasing an eight-acre corn field from a neighbor, bought a black plastic mulch layer, and started growing produce for their two farm stands and a local farmers’ market. In 2016, they closed their roadside stands and started focusing on wholesale production. In 2017, they established their relationship with Produce Source Partners, rented an additional 17 acres, and passed the Good Agricultural Practices Farm Review.

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Crown Orchard

Batesville, Virginia
Peaches, Nectarines, Cherries, Apples

Crown Orchard Company has been “Charlottesville’s Tastiest Tradition” since 1912. For four generations, Crown Orchard has been owned and operated by the Chiles family. Crown Orchard has been one of Central Virginia’s most prolific fruit growers, boasting seven major orchards spread over a 15-mile radius. Their orchards boast many acres of peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples.

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Dublin Farms

Horntown, Virginia
Potatoes

Dublin Farms, established in 1876, has always been at the forefront of innovation in the Virginia potato industry. They were the first to fumigate fields to reduce nematode and disease pressure. They were also first to build large cooling rooms to eliminate field heat and increase the shelf life of fresh-market potatoes. Their 25,000 square-foot facility is filled with the latest packing and grading equipment. Everything they do, from start to finish, is done to exceed industry standards.

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Eastern Shore Growers

Preston, Maryland
Watermelons

Eastern Shore Growers was established in 2014 by the Sudano family. The Sudanos, experts in distribution of fresh produce since 1920, joined the Worm Family—operators of the farm—to create a match made in heaven. Now, with the help of the Sudano business plan, Eastern Shore Growers have become GAP/Global GAP-certified, and have enforced organic regulations into the mix of things in order to provide customers with exactly what they desire.

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Fifer Orchards

Wyoming, Delaware
Asparagus, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Peaches, Strawberries

Fifer Orchards is a family fruit and vegetable farm located in the town of Wyoming in the center of Kent County, Delaware, and is currently run by the fourth generation. Fifer Orchards, a Global GAP IFA grower, is proud of its use of sustainable farming practices that preserve our environment, reduce waste and promote healthy growing systems.

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Fresh2Growers

Stevensburg, Virginia
Organic Lettuce

Fresh2Growers’ 12-acre greenhouse in Stevensburg, Virginia is a family-owned operation. Located 50 miles southwest of Washington, DC, they serve as a local produce grower for the Mid-Atlantic region. Their mission is to grow and offer the best quality produce to the local market at a competitive price so that more consumers can enjoy locally-grown products. They have now expanded by five acres of organic hydroponic lettuces.

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Goldman Farms

Cullen, Virginia
Organic Lettuce

This fifth-generation family farm is located in Southside Virginia. Originally a tobacco farm, the Goldmans now raise vegetables, wheat, soybeans, and have 100 acres of loblolly pine tree plantings.

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Hanover Vegetable Farm

Ashland, VA
Hanover Tomatoes

We love being able to offer you juicy, homegrown, legendary Hanover Tomatoes (the “real McCoy”) from the Hanover Vegetable Farm, and the best you’ll find anywhere in the State of Virginia. They’re grown in the rich sandy soil of Hanover County and are picked and ready for you from mid June to early October.

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Hanovertown Farm

Mechanicsville, Virginia
Watermelon

Hanovertown Farm is located in Mechanicsville and was bought by George Rice’s grandfather in the 1900s. George’s father then bought it from his grandfather. George is the third generation to farm the land with dozens of nieces and nephews of the fourth generation helping out today. The Hanovertown site is on the registry of Historical Places and has been growing watermelons since colonial times.

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Kirby Farms

Mechanicsville, Virginia
Squash, Greens, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Tomatoes

Managed by Kevin Kirby, a fourth-generation farmer in Hanover County, Virginia, Kirby Farms supplies us with yellow squash, zucchini squash, green peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, mustard greens, collard greens, sweet potatoes and watermelons.

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Maggard Farms

Dryden, Virginia
Watermelons, Corn, Squash

Maggard Farms started growing produce in 2016, and is a family-owned-and-operated 75-acre GAP and organic certified farm in Dryden, Virginia. They run 20+ head of cattle on the farm and have four acres in production growing summer and winter squash; they plan to keep expanding over the next few years.

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Marker-Miller Orchards

Winchester, VA
Apples, Pears, Various Produce

With fourth- and fifth-generation family members farming the land, this, too, is a strong family business. The orchard grows many fruits, some hard to find in Virginia. We have counted on them since 2017 to provide us with locally sourced apples, pears and other produce.

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Markers Farms

Capron, Virginia
Watermelons, Corn, Squash

Marks Farms is owned and operated by Mike and Bob Marks in Capron, Virginia. Originally farmed by Mike’s and Bob’s father, Bobby Marks, and their uncle, Paul Marks, the farm produces a variety of crops including peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat. Today, watermelons and row crops are grown on Marks Farm.

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Miller Farms

Clinton, Maryland
Squash, Cucumbers, Greens

Since 1840, Miller Farms’ 267-acre farm has been family-owned and operated in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Want your daily dose of nearly any fruit or vegetable? They’ve got options for you. Not feeling quite healthy? Don’t worry; Miller Farms also makes homebaked goods and handmade ice cream on site. To top it all off, they’ve got an abundant selection of plants and flowers for whatever your heart desires.

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Mountain View Orchard

Stafford, Virginia
Asian Pears

Tony Cheng liked Asian pears, but couldn’t find any in local markets that he enjoyed eating, so he decided to grow his own. And now he grows a lot of them. Tony and his family run Mountain View Orchard in Stafford County, Virginia. Tony tends the trees that he and his family planted on his 350-acre farm that’s been in his family for twenty years.

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Newmarket Plantation

Milford, Virginia
Broccoli, Beets, Sweet Corn, Squash

Newmarket Plantation started as a royal land grant from the King of England in 1726. Today, Newmarket Plantation is a 450-acre family-owned-and-operated farm located in Caroline County, Virginia. It has been in vegetable production since 1998 and produces beets, broccoli, cabbage, greens, peppers, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, and watermelons.

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Parker Farms

Leedstown, Virginia
Broccoli, Corn, Squash, Asparagus

Rafe Parker has been growing vegetables in Leedstown, Virginia on his family farm for decades. As the fourth generation of Parkers in the vegetable-growing business, he takes great pride in his heritage, his farm and the quality of his products. Today, Rafe focuses on four major crops: broccoli, sweet corn, squash and asparagus. Rafe’s reliance on old-fashioned love and care for his land, and the adoption of advanced technologies should keep this family farming tradition going for generations to come.

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Pendleton Farms

Jonesville, Virginia
Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes

Pendleton Farms is a fourth-generation family farm. They currently operate a 200-acre farm in Jonesville, Virginia where they run 50 head of registered Simmental cattle and about five acres of organic produce. They have been slowly increasing production over the past four years and hope to grow to 10 to 15 acres within the next few years.

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Pickpenny Produce

Locustville, Virginia
Herbs, Specialty Produce

Pickpenny Produce is a first-generation herb and produce farm established in 1984. In 2004, Pickpenny Produce moved to a larger farm in the village of Locustville, Virginia. The new farm is 75 acres with 45 acres under cultivation. Pickpenny’s emphasis is on herbs. The farm also grows specialty vegetables including bunched beets, leeks, Napa cabbage, Bok Choy, squash, and turnips.

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Red Sun Farms

Dublin, Virginia
Tomatoes on the vine

Red Sun Farms is one of the largest, fully vertically-integrated, high-tech greenhouse growers in North America. Their seed-to-plate approach closes the gaps between grower, retailer, and consumer, allowing them to develop an exceptional product and an exemplary level of customer service, from all their locations.

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Rinker Orchards

Stephens City, Virginia
Apple Cider

At Rinker Orchards, they focus on what they know best, and work hard to bring their best to you. Rinker Orchards, Inc. is a third-generation apple orchard nestled in Frederick County, Virginia. They produce ten types of apples that are grown in this region, including Ida Reds and Golden Delicious. They also produce 100% natural Rinker’s Apple Cider with no sugar, no added water and no preservatives.

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Riverside Produce Farm

King William, Virginia
Speciality Melons

Riverside Produce Farm is located in King William County, Virginia. They provide fresh produce to local markets in Washington, D.C; Maryland and Virginia. They are focused on providing a superior, locally-grown product in an environmentally conscious manner that preserves the soil, water, and land for future generations.

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Robbins Family Farm

Scott County, Virginia
Heirloom Tomatoes, Zucchini, Turnips

Robbins Family Farm was established in the 1930s and has been home to a variety of agriculture enterprises. They currently grow organic herbs and organic vegetables. The farm is operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Robbins family.

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Rosa’s Garden

Mechanicsville, Virginia
Tomatoes, Peppers, Tomatillos, Squash

Rosa’s Garden is a 125-acre farm that was established in Mechanicsville, Virginia by Carlos and Rosa Ordaz. After running Dodd Acre Farms for over 30 years, they decided to open and run their own business. Rosa’s Garden looks forward to becoming a leading provider of fresh vegetables, including Hanover Tomatoes.

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Saunders Brothers

Piney River, Virginia
Asian Pears, Apples, Peaches, Cherries

Nestled in the foothills on the “Sunrise Side” of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Saunders Brothers began as a partnership between five brothers in 1915. Today, third-generation brothers Tom, Bennett, Jim, and Robert, with their dad, Paul, operate the wholesale nursery, orchard and farm market. Saunders Brothers grows quality peaches, apples, Asian pears, and cherries. Saunders Brothers will continue to stand by the founding principles established by the original brothers in 1915, which were faith, integrity, passion and family!

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Seven Hills Food

Lynchburg, Virginia
Beef

Seven Hills Food is a wholesaler of premium, pastured, Virginia-family-farm raised Angus beef. We are proud to partner with the passionate folks who are committed to fostering a sustainable regional food economy here in Virginia.

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Shawnee Springs

Cross Junction, VA
Jarred Goods

Yet another family business, Shawnee Springs is in Western Frederick County, Virginia and is known for their fruit (especially their apples) and their cannery. We admire their family dynamic and we get our jarred fruit goods from them.

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Snake Creek Farms

Hillsville, Virginia
Cabbage, Sweet Corn

Snake Creek Farms is owned and operated by J.C. Banks in Hillsville, Virginia. J.C.’s family has been farming land in Southwest Virginia for more than 100 years. Snake Creek Farms was formed in 2002 and the cooler days and nights are perfect for growing corn, potatoes, cabbage and greens.

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Sunnyside Farms

Cumberland, Virginia
Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers, Cucumbers, Okra

Family owned and operated, Sunnyside Farms dates back to 1889 when it started as a cattle, hog and field crop farm. Sunnyside transitioned to an all-vegetable farm in 1988. Three generations of the French family are involved in the daily operation of Sunnyside Farms. The French family is committed to quality and prides itself in producing safe, healthy, local produce.

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Turkey Knob Apples

Timberville, Virginia
Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Cherries

Turkey Knob Apples takes pride in the apples they produce. Their fruit is grown in family-owned orchards, in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They let their fruit ripen in their orchards, giving the fruit every opportunity to lock in the most nutrients and taste it possibly can.

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Twin Oaks

Louisa, Virginia
Soy Beans, Tofu, Soyfoods

Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of about 100 adults and children. Since the community’s beginning in 1967, their way of life has reflected their values of cooperation, sharing, equality and ecology. Since 1991, Twin Oaks has produced fresh tofu and other soy foods for sale in the region.

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Wenger Grape Farms

Wanyesboro, Virginia
Niagara and Concord Grapes

The Wenger family has been growing grapes in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since before the Civil War. Today, Dave and Mim Wenger continue the family tradition with their daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Mark Hochstedler at Wenger Grape Farms in Augusta County, Virginia. The first Concord grapes were planted at the farm’s current location in 1938.

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Willowland Farm

Lexington, Virginia
Variety of Veggies

Willowland Farm first started its switch over from tobacco to produce in 1985 when the Thompson brothers and their families decided to start raising bell peppers and fall slicing-tomatoes. Willowland soon grew into producing sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupes, squash, cucumbers and some cold crops, including cabbage, broccoli and collards.

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Zook’s Homemade Chicken Pies

Ronks, PA
Meat Pies: Chicken, Beef, Sausage

Surrounded by Amish farmlands in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside, this family-owned-and-operated business uses special mouth-watering recipes that continue to make their beef, chicken, and sausage pies so popular. We’re happy to bring them to you!