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RIVERSTONE ORGANIC FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Certified Organic, Virginia Green Travel Certified, Good Agricultural Practices Certified…Riverstone Organic Farm is certifiably amazing! A crew of experienced farmers cultivates 14 acres of vegetables and fruits, including greenhouse and high...

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RIVERSIDE PRODUCE FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Luke and Stacey Hallman recently moved to Virginia from southern Maryland, where they had farmed for seven years. They’ve purchased 22 acres outside of Richmond and are building their farm from the ground up. They currently have eight acres in...

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REESE FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Reese Farm is located in Scottsburg, Virginia, in Halifax County. It is owned and operated by the Reese family, and has been a partner of Local Food Hub since 2014. A GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified farm, Reese Farm grows and sells...

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PLANET EARTH DIVERSIFIED // FARMER PROFILE

The son of an engineer, Michael Clark was following in his father’s footsteps when he decided to study engineering at UVa in the 1970s. While in college, he spent four months at an ashram in India studying meditation and metaphysics. Upon...

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PHANTOM HILL FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Kathryn Hanks and Chris Pohl met during their undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, and after graduation and spending a year in the Northern Virginia workforce, it became clear to the couple they both desired a life closer to the land. In 2013,...

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PRATLEY FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Thomas Pratley and Phyllis Montellese moved to a 100- year- old farmhouse in Fluvanna County in 2008 to pursue their dream of owning a small farm. When not out working the land, Phyllis is a family physician and Thomas is a Fluvanna County...

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MALCOLMS MARKET GARDEN // FARMER PROFILE

Daniel and Ashley Malcolm grew up in Albemarle County where their love for the land started at an early age. After some time spent in Delaware where Daniel established a successful 180 member CSA for the Delaware Nature Society, the couple returned...

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KIRBY FARMS // FARMER PROFILE

A fourth-generation farmer, Kevin Kirby’s love of the land is so deeply ingrained that it was likely inherited. From a young age, he always knew he wanted to work outdoors. He grew up on the 108-year-old farm in Hanover County where he learned...

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GABRIELE RAUSSE WINERY // FARMER PROFILE

In 2014, Gabriele Rausse Winery leased 16 acres of land on the historic Redlands Farm above the Hardware River near Carter’s Bridge. Although most of the vineyard is dedicated to growing grapes exclusively for wine, in 2016 Gabriele decided to...

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FIELDS EDGE // FARMER PROFILE

Fields Edge Farm is owned by Leslie and Roger Slusher on a beautiful 145 acres in Floyd County. Farmer Kat Johnson joined Fields Edge in 2018 bringing years of experience to the farm. The Slusher family has been farming in Floyd County since 1780....

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