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RADICAL ROOTS COMMUNITY FARM // FARMER PROFILE

WHEN LOCAL FOOD HUB opened in 2009, Dave and Lee O’Neill were among our first partner farms. Our relationship with Radical Roots Community Farm has grown bigger and stronger each year, just as their farm has grown to become one of our most...

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DOUBLE H FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Richard Bean ran Double H Farm in Nelson County with his longtime partner Jean Rinaldi from 1997 until Richard’s passing in November 2013. Richard was a kindred spirit to so many in this community, and with his vibrant personality and can-do...

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CROWN ORCHARD // FARMER PROFILE

FOR FOUR GENERATIONS, Crown Orchard Company has been one of Central Virginia’s most prolific fruit growers, boasting seven major orchards spread over a 15-mile radius. Owned and operated by the Chiles family, the company has many acres of peaches,...

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HARTLAND FARM // FARMER PROFILE

WHEN YOU SEE the beautiful variety and taste the incredible quality of produce from Hartland Natural Farm, you might imagine it to have been grown by a seasoned farmer. However, this produce is grown and harvested by college students at the...

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SUNRISE FARMS // FARMER PROFILE

SUNRISE FARMS was founded in 2003 by the Miller Family, and raises a variety of all-natural meats, eggs, honey, and non-GMO feed.Sunrise Farms is approximately 150 acres of pastured land located in Stuarts Draft, VA. 4P partners with the Miller...

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Triple J Organics // Farmer Profile

In 1983, a devastating freeze wiped out nearly 75% of the citrus groves in Rio Grande Valley, the premier citrus region of Texas. As citrus farmers left the business, Jesse (Jesus) Lozano sought opportunity as an aspiring farmer. With the help of...

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Cibola Farms // Farmer Profile

Several hundred years ago, Virginia is thought to have been home to the largest population of bison in the Mid-Atlantic. An estimated 70 million American Bison once roamed in herds across the the country. Due to mass over-hunting which escalated...

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Berry Simple Farm // Farmer Profile

Berry Simple Farm is not your average produce farm. Compared to more traditional field to fork operations, Berry Simple Farm is quite small. Tucked away on the edge of a rural development, Berry Simple Farm is made up of 3-acre area of land in...

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SUPERFOODS FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Superfoods Farm is an 80-acre specialty produce farm in Culpeper, VA that is owned and operated by the Ayad Family. When the Ayads emigrated to the US from Egypt nearly twenty years ago, establishing a family farm was a goal that came to fruition...

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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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