The Impact blog

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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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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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