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MESSICK’S FARM MARKET // FARMER PROFILE

Messick’s Farm Market // Farmer Profile Messick’s Farm Market was established by the Messick Family in the 1920’s on 1,000 acres of land in Bealeton, VA. This 3rd generation family farm is made of pristine fields and scenic skies in Faquier...

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Sweet Valley Farm Dairy // Farmer Profile

  Six miles down the road from the 4P Foods distribution hub in Culpeper County, VA is Sweet Valley Farm Dairy. In terms of rural life, Cecilia and Al Schallenberger, the married duo who own and operate Sweet Valley Farm, are our neighbors....

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Fruitcycle // Producer Profile

When Elizabeth Bennet visited an apple orchard in the summer of 2013, she was startled by what she saw. Tons of fruit were going to waste because they were bruised or didn't meet the grocery store beauty standard. She had been working for a small...

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Hamilton Heights Dairy // Farmer Profile

Hamilton Heights Dairy has been in the Hawbaker family for over 160 years, and Cliff and Maggie Hawbaker are the 6th generation to farm the land, but they're the first generation to grass feed their cows and be certified organic. Cliff told us, "We...

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Farmer Profile // Underground Greens

Underground Greens is helping to redefine what the word farm means. Located in a warehouse next to Union Market, Maryna Higgins grows 18 different kinds of microgreens hydroponically. With a life cycle of 9-12 days, and an easy setup, they are...

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Producer Profile // Trickling Springs Creamery

As you step into the farm store at Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania your eyes can't help but feel hungry at the sight of local ice cream, yogurt, milk, homemade butters and jams and local cheese. The ladies behind the...

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Producer Profile // Back Pocket Provisions

Siblings Jen Beckman and Will Gray cofounded Back Pocket Provisions with a serious goal: to create a better Bloody Mary while also doing their part in creating a better food system. "A better bloody mary to change the world," is what Will called it....

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Farmer Profile // Bees & Trees Farm in Elkwood, VA

Elkwood has a population of 422 people, and 2 of them are Teresa and Jeff Gregson, who run the 43 acre Bees and Trees Farm. We had a wonderful time at our harvest party there, and source our honey from the farm as well. Surrounded by beautiful...

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