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HOLLAND’S THREE RIVERS FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Keith Holland's family has been farming in Rockbridge County for almost 100 years, since his grandfather purchased land in the 1920s and began a family farm. Much of Keith’s farming knowledge was passed on from his grandfather and has enabled him...

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GOLDMAN FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Goldman Farm is a sixth generation family farm in Charlotte County, VA. Brick Goldman, the current owner and farm manager, is known as a community leader, especially among fellow farmers. Brick began working with Local Food Hub in 2013, when a...

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EBY’S PRODUCE // FARMER PROFILE

Eby's Produce, owned by John Eby, has been a Local Food Hub partner farmer since 2012. They grow root vegetables and other seasonal vegetable crops in Pittsylvania County, VA. John has been in business for nearly forty years! He and neighboring...

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DICKIE BROTHERS ORCHARD // FARMER PROFILE

In the family for more than two centuries, Dickie Brothers Orchard is on Virginia’s “Century Farms” list. They grow over 100 acres of apples and have 15 different varieties. They have Loring Peaches in limited quantities in late July. They...

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BELLAIR FARM // FARMER PROFILE

A working farm since the 1700s, Bellair Farm has deep ties to the local community and a rich agricultural history. Today, the farm is owned by Cynthia Davis and managed by Jamie Barrett, a Pennsylvania native with more than ten years of farming...

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NEW COMMUNITIES // FARMER PROFILE

If you've had the pleasure of tasting the incredible pecans we feature in our Produce Bags, you can thank New Communities. Not a farm itself but a non-profit organization and community land trust, New Communities is based in Albany, Georiga and...

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WHIFFLETREE FARM // FARMER PROFILE

Jesse Straight and his wife Liz did not grow up on a farm. Jesse grew up in a typical suburban neighborhood and had zero interest in farming. In fact, his father kept a vegetable patch at their home and he admits that he never worked on it once....

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CHURCH HILL PRODUCE // FARMER PROFILE

Michael and Kari Sponaugle of Church Hill Produce in Highland County have grown fresh fruit and vegetables since 2011. They expanded from 8 acres to 25 acres in 2017, growing and managing an acre of you-pick strawberries, an acre each of sweet...

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100 BOWLS // PRODUCER PROFILE

When Katharine Mardirosian was living with her mother-in-law in Romania, she was inspired by how every meal was cooked from scratch. The whole chicken was cooked down into broth and ingredients from a modest pantry were sliced and simmered into...

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APPALACHIAN HARVEST // FARMER PROFILE

APPALACHIAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ASD)’s mission is to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people to healthy...

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