Our Growers

We’ve always been a family business supporting family farms, bringing fresh local produce to the marketplace.

Meet Our Local Growers

  • Appalachian Sustainable Development

    Abington, Virginia

    - Established in 2000 -

    Organic: Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes

    Appalachian Harvest is a social enterprise that Appalachian Sustainable Development was started to provide tobacco farmers who were losing their subsidies with an alternative source of income.  Appalachian Sustainable Development taught these farmers how to grow certified organic produce, helped them to obtain certification and established large wholesale markets.

  • Bartenfelder Farms

    Preston, Maryland

    - Established in 1800 -

    Greens, Squash, Tomatoes

    Bartenfelder Farms is a GAP-certified, local favorite that provides fresh market necessities to the tight-knit communities of Preston in Caroline County, Maryland. Whether it is yellow or white sweet corn, leafy greens, daikon, eggplant, onions, peppers, melons, squash, tomatoes, or zucchini, Bartenfelder is well ahead of you. These farms supply directly to fresh markets, large-scale wholesalers, and in everything in between.

  • Baywater Farms

    Salisbury, Maryland

    - Established in 1860 -

    Broccoli, Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Kale, Eggplant, Cabbage, Beets, Herbs, Watermelon

    We are a 6th generation family farm growing non-GMO, heirloom specialty produce. Our farm is focused on providing a high-quality product while using sustainable practices. We grow year round in hydroponic greenhouses, as well as, specialty seasoned crops spring through fall in our fields. We are a chef-driven company offering unique wholesale and retail packs for a variety of customers.

  • Blenheim Organic Gardens

    Colonial Beach, Virginia

    - Established in 2000 -

    Organic Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes

    Blenheim Organic Gardens is part of Blenheim Farm a 400-acre farm long associated with the Washington family in Westmoreland County. Blenheim farm was established by George Washington’s family in the 18th-century and is protected with conservation easements that preserve its historic character. The vegetables they grow are chosen for their beauty and flavor. A selection of which includes: lettuce mixes, elephant garlic, spring onions, tomatoes, basil, green beans, black eye peas, sweet potatoes, and specialty eggplants.

  • C & E Farms

    Cheriton, Virginia

    - Established in 1986 -

    Green Beans, Wax Beans, KY Beans

    Phil Colson and Lester Erlemeier in Cheriton, Virginia established C & E Farms in 1986. These two men were the pioneers of hydro-cooling green beans, setting a new industry standard. Their innovation, along with a dedication to quality and service, has made their beans a top choice. C & E Farms processes more than 750,000 bushels of beans annually off of 5,000 acres.

  • Cassell Farms

    HIllsville, Virginia

    - Established in 1976 -

    Corn, Squash, Pumpkins

    Cassell Farms started out in 1976 as a small farm with a low acreage of tomatoes and peppers. Over the years the operation has grown to include numerous crops. At the present time, Cassell Farms produces approximately 130 acres of fruit and vegetable.

  • Cavin Farms

    Duffield, Virginia

    - Established in 1940 -

    Broccoli, Peppers, Cabbage, Turnips, Winter Squash

    Cavin farms is a 4th generation family farm. They currently operate 600 acres of owned and leased land in Rose Hill, Virginia. They raise beef cattle, grow corn, burley tobacco, and other conventional produce. They have been phasing out tobacco production and transitioning to primarily produce. Five years ago, they started with 1/2 acre of broccoli and an acre of pumpkins. In 2015, they grew to 16 acres of produce. They are currently expanding their produce selection even more.

  • Chicone Farms

    Vienna, Maryland

    - Established in 1929 -

    Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus

    John & Valarie Brinsfield are the current owner/operators of Chicone Farms. John holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Maryland. Valarie holds a M.S. in Range Management from the University of Wyoming. Balvin Brinsfield, Sr., John’s grandfather, purchased the first parcel of the home farm in 1929. He named it “Chicone Dairy Farm”. Since then, snap beans, watermelons, tomatoes, hot cherry peppers, soybeans, and grain have become among the most abundant crops for Chicone’s family farm.

  • Church Hill Produce

    Doe Hill, Virginia

    - Established in 2011 -

    Broccoli, Raspberries, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower

    After getting married in 2010, Michael and Kari Sponaugle leased an 8.3-acre cornfield from a neighbor, purchased a transplanter and black plastic mulch layer, and got to work. In 2016, they closed one of their farm stands and started making investments for the transition to wholesale production. Since then, they have established a relationship for weekly bulk deliveries of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

  • Cole Berry Farm

    Vernon Hill, Virginia

    - Established in 1988 -

    Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes

    Cole Berry Farm is a 105-acre farm located in Halifax County, Virginia. It was established in 1988 and is farmed by Joey and Jeff Cole. Cole Berry Farm produces blackberries, raspberries and grapes. Their berries are picked daily, forced air cooled, stored and delivered at 31 to 34 degrees.

  • Crown Orchard

    Batesville, Virginia

    - Established in 1912 -

    Peaches, Nectarines, Apples

    “Charlottesville’s Tastiest Tradition” since 1912 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, nectarines, and apples.

  • Dublin Farms

    Horntown, Virginia

    - Established in 1876 -

    Potatoes

    Dublin Farms has always been at the forefront of innovation in the Virginia potato industry. They were the first to fumigate fields to reduce nematode and disease pressure. They were also first to build large cooling rooms to eliminate field heat and increase the shelf life of fresh market potatoes. Their 25,000 sq. ft. facility is filled with the latest packing and grading equipment. Everything they do, from start to finish, is done to exceed industry standards.

  • Eastern Shore Growers

    Preston, Maryland

    - Established in 2003 -

    Watermelons

    Eastern Shore Growers was established in 2014 by the Sudano family. Sudano’s produce, experts in the distribution of fresh produce since 1920, joined the Worm Family — operators of the farm — to create a match made in heaven. Now, with the help of Sudano’s business plan, they have become GAP/Global GAP certified, and have enforced organic regulations into the mix of things in order to provide more customers with what they desire.

  • Elsea Family Farm

    Castlewood, Virginia

    - Established in 1818 -

    Pumpkins, Squash

    Elsea family Farm is located in Castlewood, Virginia. Heath and Katy Elsea, with their daughter Clara and son Charlie, grow squash and pumpkins. The land has been in the family for over 200 years and is currently owned by Katy’s aunt. They wish to incorporate their children into the work on the farm and decided to venture out into the world of vegetable production. They got their “toes wet” growing two acres of pumpkins. This will be their 3rd year in vegetable production.

  • Fifer Orchards

    Wyoming, Delaware

    - Established in 1919 -

    Asparagus, Tomatoes, Corn, Peaches, Strawberries

    Fifer Orchards is a family fruit and vegetable farm located in the town of Wyoming in the center of Kent County, Delaware and is currently run by the fourth generation. Fifer Orchards grows Strawberries, Asparagus, Tomatoes, Peaches, Sweet Corn, Apples, Kale, Cauliflower, and pumpkins — focusing on quality and freshness with each crop. Fifer Orchards, a Global GAP IFA grower, is proud of its use of sustainable farming practices that preserve our environment, reduce waste and promote healthy growing systems.

  • Fresh2o Growers

    Stevensburg

    - Established in 2013 -

    Organic Lettuce

    Fresh2Growers’ 12-acre greenhouse in Stevensburg, Virginia is a family-owned operation. Located 50 miles Southwest of Washington, DC, they serve as a local produce grower for the Mid-Atlantic region. Their mission is to grow and offer the best quality produce to the local market at a competitive price so that more consumers can enjoy locally-grown products.

  • Garrett Farms, Inc.

    Roanoke, Virginia

    - Established in 2017 -

    Apples, Melons, Peppers, Tomatoes

    Garrett Farms Inc. was purchased in 1945 by Douglas L. Garrett as a feed and cattle farm, but over the years saw a change to summer vegetables. The farm was sold in 1984 to Buddy Hill, Douglas’ grandson, who had been selling his vegetables since 1963. 2017 saw a new start for Garrett Farms Inc. as they sought to broaden their wholesaling capabilities through GAP certification.

  • Hanovertown Farm

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    - Established in 1918 -

    Watermelons

    Hanovertown Farm is located in Mechanicsville and was bought by George Rice’s grandfather in the 1900’s. George’s father then bought it from his grandfather. George is the 3rd generation to farm the land with dozens of nieces and nephews of the 4th generation helping out today. The Hanovertown site is on the registry of Historic Places and has been growing watermelons since colonial times.

  • Heart Seventeen

    Deltaville, Virginia

    - Established in 1924 -

    Athena Cantaloupes, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers

    Heart Seventeen Produce Inc. at Riverdale Farms is a third-generation family farm located along the shores of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. Heart Seventeen specializes in Athena cantaloupes, green bell peppers, and vine-ripened tomatoes. All of the crops are packed and ready to deliver just hours after being harvested.

  • JC Bean Sprouts

    Stafford, Virginia

    - Established in 1983 -

    Bean Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

    Jay Wu and his family have been growing sprouts in Virginia since 1983, starting out with a small operation in Springfield. Today, Jay grows alfalfa and bean sprouts in a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled facility that he built from the ground up. With the help of his wife and son, his new operation allows Jay to harvest  sprouts every day of the year.

  • Kirby Farms

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    - Established in 1907 -

    Squash, Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Tomatoes

    A fourth-generation farmer, Kevin Kirby, alongside his father operate their farm in Hanover County, Virginia, Kirby Farms supplies us with yellow squash, zucchini squash, green peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, mustard greens, collard greens, sweet potatoes, and watermelons. We are proud to support local farmers like Kevin and we will continue to provide our customers with the best in local produce.

  • Koinonia Organic Farm

    Stevenson, Maryland

    - Established in 1952 -

    Organic Herbs

    Only the best cooks in town buy from Koinonia Farms, located in Stevenson, Maryland. Every day of the year, these chef-geared farmers provide the finest culinary herbs on the market. They’ve got basil, Thai basil, chives, cilantro, dill marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme, stevia, poultry blends and roasting blends. With grocery chains, multiple institutions and restaurants in mind, Koinonia operates all year long in order to provide everyone with their necessities.

  • Light Family Farm

    Hillsville, Virginia

    - Established in 1989 -

    Broccoli, Pumpkins, Beans, Grape Tomatoes

    Although James Light wasn’t raised in a “farming family,” his interest in being a farmer began during his childhood. He started farming in high school and was mentored by a local farmer who taught him the ropes. He caught on and began farming for himself and founded Light Family Farm. James passed on his passion for agriculture to his young children, who are there to help him on the farm.

  • Marks Farms

    Capron, Virginia

    - Established in the 1950 -

    Watermelons

    Marks Farms is owned and operated by Mike and Bob Marks in Capron, Virginia. Originally farmed by Mike and Bob’s father, Bobby Marks, and their uncle, Paul Marks, the farm produces a variety of crops including peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat. Today, watermelons and row crops are grown on Marks Farm.

  • Miller Farms

    Clinton, Maryland

    - Established in 1840 -

    Squash, Cucumbers, Greens

    Since 1840, Miller Farms’ 267-acre farm has been family-owned and operated in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Want your daily dose of nearly any fruit or vegetable? They’ve got options for you. Not feeling quite healthy? Don’t worry; Miller Farms also makes home-baked goods and handmade ice cream on site. To top it all off, they’ve got an abundant selection of plants and flowers for whatever your heart desires. The possibilities are endless.

  • Mountain View Orchards

    Stafford, Virginia

    - Established in 1992 -

    Asian Pears

    Tony Cheng liked Asian pears but couldn’t find any in local markets that he liked, so he decided to grow his own. And now he grows a lot of them. Tony and his family run Mountain View Orchard in Stafford County. Tony tends the trees he and his family planted on his 350-acre farm that’s been in his family for twenty years.

  • New Day Farms

    Bealeton, Virginia

    - Established in 2001 -

    Organic Microgreens

    New Day Farms operates in a large greenhouse that enables Ed to grow great-tasting organic produce year round. Their mission is to give people an easy, delicious way to add high-value nutrition to their daily diet. They have spent 15 years developing their specialized organic growing methods. Their most important area of focus has been finding the best ways to enrich the soil with the full range of trace minerals to ensure that vital nutrients important for good health are available in their micro greens.

  • NewMarket Plantations

    Milford, Virginia

    - Established in 1988 -

    Broccoli, Beets, Sweet Corn, Squash

    Newmarket Plantation started as a royal land grant from the King of England in 1726. Today, Newmarket Plantation is a 450-acre family owned and operated farm located in Caroline County, Virginia. It has been in vegetable production since 1998 and produces beets, broccoli, cabbage, greens, peppers, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, and watermelons.

  • Oakland Farm

    Cordova, Maryland

    - Established in 2005 -

    Hydro Cucumbers

    Oakland Farm produce is a highly dependable grocery supplier with GAP certification that shares property with Triple Creek Winery in Cordova, Maryland. Using energy-efficient greenhouse production, Oakland Farm is one of the only producers around that can provide long English cucumbers to you. This localized farm also has Black Angus readily available and sold by either the half, or the quarter. Over the years, they have maintained a great relationship with the nearby farm markets and institutions.

  • Old Dominion Organic Farms

    Dundas, Virginia

    - Established in 1654 -

    Organic Broccoli, Organic Peppers, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Cabbage

    Old Dominion Organic Farms in Dundas, Virginia is a twelfth generation family farm focused on growing and delivering fresh, delicious produce. They are committed to quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Just like when their family made deliveries to Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1930’s, their attention to detail and dedication to their customers carries on to their customers today.

  • Old Home Orchards

    Winchester, Virginia

    - Established in 1920 -

    Apples, Raspberries

    Phil Glaize operates 650 acres in Frederick and Shenandoah County. The climate and soil of the northern Shenandoah Valley are ideally suited for apple production. Old Home Orchard originally grew apples for both the processing and fresh markets, but now concentrates on producing the highest quality fresh apples possible for customers ranging from supermarkets to schools. Phil, third generation, has maintained the operation since 1985.

  • PickPenny Produce

    Locustville, Virginia

    - Established in 1984 -

    Beets
, Leeks, Napa, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Squash, Turnips

    Pickpenny Produce is a first generation herb and produce farm established in 1984. In 2004, Pickpenny Produce moved to a larger farm in the village of Locustville, Virginia. The new farm is 75 acres with 45 acres under cultivation. Pickpenny’s emphasis is on herbs. The farm also grows specialty vegetables including bunched beets, leeks, Napa cabbage, Bok Choy, squash, and turnips.

  • Poor Valley Farms

    Carroll County, Virginia

    - Established in 2011 -

    Pumpkins, Peppers, Cauliflower

    John Straw bought a 36-acre farm in Carroll County after graduating High School and founded Poor Valley Farms. He had been around vegetable production his whole life and that was all he ever wanted to do. Pumpkins have always been his favorite crop to grow, so that is what he started out with. His new wife Bailey also works on the farm. Together, with John’s dad, they now grow peppers and cauliflower and are looking at other crops in the future.

  • R & L Farms

    Scott County, Virginia

    - Established in 1930 -

    Heirloom Tomatoes, Zucchini, Turnips

    R & L Farms is located in Scott County, Virginia. The farm was established in the 1930’s and has been the home of a variety of agriculture production of organic herbs and organic vegetables. Logan worked on the family farm since age 10 and managed the family farm since age 16. Now, Logan and her fiancé, Roger Garrett run R & L Farms on the same soil that her great, great grandparents once farmed to provide a living and healthy food for their children and family.

  • Red Sun Farms

    Dublin, Virginia

    - Established in 2015 -

    Tomatoes on Vine

    Red Sun Farms offers non-GMO greenhouse-grown quality and freshness to retailers and consumers year-round. Red Sun Farms’ seed varieties are produced by seed supply partners through centuries-old practices of grafting and seed selection, resulting in none of their farms employing the use of GMO seeds. They grow numerous non-GMO tomato varietals, seedless cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, and eggplant.

  • Reese Farm Fresh Produce

    Scottsburg, Virginia

    - Established in 1980 -

    Strawberries, Cantaloupes, Watermelons, Sweet Corn, Squash

    Reese Farms Inc. is a family owned and operated farm located in Halifax County, Virginia. Starting as a tobacco farm in the 1920s, they have added vegetables and melons in the late 1980s. In 2004, they phased out tobacco and switched entirely to fruit and vegetable production. Three generations of the Reese family are involved in the production of over 150 acres of fruits and vegetables. They are committed to producing safe, healthy, local produce.

  • Rinker Orchards

    Stephens City, Virginia

    - Established 1940 -

    Apple Cider

    At Rinker Orchards, they focus on what they know best and work hard to bring their best to you. Rinker Orchards, Inc. is a third generation apple orchard nestled in Frederick County, Virginia. They produce ten types of apples that are grown in this region, including Ida Reds and Golden Delicious. They also produce 100% natural Rinker’s Apple Cider: no sugar, no added water, no preservatives.

  • Riverside Farm

    King William, Virginia

    - Established in 1835 -

    Specialty Melons

    Riverside Produce Farm is located in King William County, Virginia. They provide fresh produce to local markets in Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. They are focused on providing a superior locally-grown product in an environmentally conscious manner that preserves the soil, water, and land for future generations.

  • Riverstone Farm

    Floyd, Virginia

    - Established 2002 -

    Organic Fruits, Organic Vegetables

    Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, Virginia, Riverstone Organic Farm is situated on a span of fertile, flat river bottom land unusual for this area. The farm has been in cultivation for over a century. The river bottom land is perfect for organic vegetable production. With 12 acres in production and an active team of experienced farmers, they are able to create quality nutritious food for their neighbors and regional consumers.

  • Rosa’s Garden

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    - Established in 2018 -

    Tomatoes, Peppers, Tomatillos, Squash

    Rosa’s Garden is a 125-acre farm that was established in Mechanicsville, Virginia by Carlos and Rosa Ordaz. After Running Dodd Acre Farms for over 30 years, they decided to open and run their own business. We here at Rosa’s Garden look forward to becoming a leading provider of fresh vegetables, including Hanover Tomatoes.

  • Saunders Brothers

    Piney River, Virginia

    - Established in 1915 -

    Asian Pears, Apples, Peaches, Cherries

    In 1915, five brothers, Will, Massie, Doc, Dick, and Sam Saunders sat around the dinner table discussing the future. They realized that by pooling their money earned from years of raising calves and selling apples, they could start a business, Saunders Brothers. Even after 100 years in operation, they continue to stand by the principles established by the original brothers back in 1915: faith, trust, and, most importantly, family.

  • Sion House Farm

    Farnham, Virginia

    - Established in 2015 -

    Baby Bok Choy, Tomatoes

    Sion House Farm is a 9,300 square foot hydroponic greenhouse in Virginia’s Northern Neck that is owned and operated by Justin and Jamie McKenney and Justin’s father, Jack McKenney. The land upon which the greenhouse sits has been in Justin’s family since the early 1900’s and can be dated back to the original “Mt. Sion”, the 18th-century boyhood home of Cyrus Griffin, who later became President under the Articles of Confederation from 1788-1789.

  • Snake Creek

    HIllsville, Virginia

    - Established in 2012 -

    Cabbage, Sweet Corn

    Snake Creek Farms is owned and operated by J.C. Banks in Hillsville, Virginia. J.C.’s family has been farming land in Southwest Virginia for more than 100 years. Snake Creek Farms was formed in 2002 and the cooler days and nights are perfect for growing corn, potatoes, cabbage, and greens.

  • Stovershop Greenhouse

    Churchville, Virginia

    - Established in 2013 -

    Hydroponic Lettuces

    Stovershop Greenhouse underwent two years of renovation. This greenhouse started growing hydroponic lettuce in vertical towers. With the addition of a packaging facility, media mixing room, and three additional gutter-connected houses, they now cover half an acre of property. They grow three different types of leaf lettuce – red, green, and romaine – with the ability to harvest an average of 70,000 heads a month. All lettuce is handpicked and packaged.

  • Sunnyside Farm

    Cumberland, Virginia

    - Established in 1889 -

    Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Peppers

    Family owned and operated, Sunnyside Farms dates back to1889 when it started as a cattle, hog and field crop farm. Sunnyside transitioned to an all vegetable farm in 1988.  Three generations of the French family are involved in the daily operation of Sunnyside Farms. The French family is committed to quality and prides itself in producing safe, healthy, local produce.

  • Superfood Farm

    Culpepper, Virginia

    - Established in 2011 -

    Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Kale, Tomatoes

    Superfood Farm is a 19-acre farm in Culpeper, Virginia. This sustainable family farm is largely run by the eldest child of the Ayad family, Raymon Ayad. The Ayad family emigrated from Egypt to the United States eleven years ago seeking better opportunities for their family. In Egypt, the Ayads lived in a rural farming community where they subsisted on a family farm growing vegetables like tomatoes and fruits like citrus. Five years after settling in Virginia, Superfoods Farm was established in 2011.

  • Turkey Knob Apple Orchard

    Timberville, Virginia

    - Established 1918 -

    Apples, Nectarines, Peaches, Cherries

    Turkey Knob Apples takes pride in the apples they produce. Their fruit is grown in family-owned orchards, in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They let their fruit tree-ripen in their orchards giving the fruit every opportunity to lock in the most nutrients and taste it possibly can.

  • Twin Oaks Community

    Louisa County, Virginia

    - Established in 1967 -

    Tofu, 
Soyfoods

    Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 100 adults and children. Since the community’s beginning in 1967, their way of life has reflected their values of cooperation, sharing, equality and ecology. Since 1991, Twin Oaks has produced fresh tofu and other soyfoods for sale in the region.

  • Wayne’s Produce

    Jarratt, Virginia

    - Established in 2005 -

    Butter Beans, Squash, Cantaloupes

    Wayne Grizzard, of Wayne’s Produce, got the farming bug when he was eighteen years old. He asked his grandfather if he could farm 2 acres of land, the next year he asked for 10 acres. By the fifth year, Wayne was farming the 100 acres that have been in his family for three generations. Wayne’s main crop is butter beans, but he has an interest in specialty produce. You can find a variety of unique squashes and other colorful vegetables at his farm stand in
    Emporia.

  • Wenger Grape Farms

    Waynesboro, Virginia

    - Established in 1938 -

    Niagara Grapes, Concord Grapes

    The Wenger family has been growing grapes in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since before the Civil War. Today, Dave and Mim Wenger continue the family tradition with their daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Mark Hochstedler – at Wenger Grape Farms in Augusta County, Virginia. The first Concord grapes were planted at the farm’s current location in 1938.

  • Whistle Creek Aparies

    Lexington, Virginia

    - Established in 1967 -

    Clover Honey, Thistle Honey, Tulip Poplar Honey, Wildflower Honey

    Whistle Creek Apiaries has been a family owned and operated business since 1967. The honey they produce by their bees is raw, natural, and unprocessed. Whistle Creek has over 150 hives to produce local honey all around Rockbridge County, Virginia.