!Meet the Farmers

Twin Springs Farm

Located at the base of the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Twin Spring Farms is a 76 acre diversified farm practicing sustainable agriculture. Our growing method includes the use of cover crops, compost, organic soil amendments, trace elements & micronutrients, while never using harmful synthetic herbicides or pesticides. The result is some of the most delicious, nutritious and beautiful produce you can find in the local farmer’s markets, grocers and restaurants in the greater Charlottesville area.


Whisper Hill Farm

Founded in 2010, Whisper Hill is a certified organic vegetable farm located in Scottsville, Virginia. Farmers James and Holly Hammond raise 4 acres of vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers without the use of  synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms.


Little Hat Creek Farm

Ben Stowe and Heather Coiner produce ecological vegetables and fruits, pastured eggs, and artisanal wood-fired bread and pastries on five beautiful acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia


Hungry Hill Farm

Located in Nelson County Virginia we specialize in raw honey, shiitake mushrooms, bee supplies, Christmas Trees and much more!


River Oak Farm

River Oak Farm is a grass-based, diversified livestock farm. We raise pastured poultry (chicken & turkeys), forest-fed heritage breed pork and 100% grass-fed beef. We hold a deep respect for the land and our animals.  Age-old agricultural traditions and methods are revered and we seek the wisdom and experience of veteran farmers.  Above all we are devoted to Mother Earth and strive to disrupt her natural rhythms and cycles as little as possible. The greatest goal is for our farming to work with and for the land, not against it.


Saunders Brothers Orchard

Nestled in the foothills on the 'Sunrise Side' of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Saunders Brothers began as a partnership between five brothers in 1915. Today, third generation brothers, Tom, Bennett, Jim and Robert, with their dad, Paul, operate the wholesale nursery, orchard, and farm market. Saunders Brothers produces quality peaches, apples, and more!


Caromont Farm

Chef and cheesemaker Gail Hobbs Page has produced Award winning goat’s milk and cow’s milk cheeses since 2007. After many years of cooking professionally with renowned chefs such as Edna Lewis and Ben and Karen Barker, Gail set her sights on farming and cheesemaking. She studied artisan cheesemaking at UVM in Burlington Vermont, and has worked with award winning cheesemakers from The Cellars at Jasper Hill, Grey Barn Creamery, and Uplands Creamery. Her food and farming philosophy is time honored --- delicious and nutritious food comes from animals that eat and live well. Gail’s goats are raised on the sustainable principles of grass-based holistic management and she sources cow’s milk from a farm that shares this philosophy. This practice creates vibrant full flavored cheeses of place.


Dickie Bros. Orchard

Dickie Brothers Orchard has been in our family since England's King George II sold three tracts of land to our Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather James Dickie in 1752, 1758 and 1760.  Grandpa James was required to begin working the land within 3 years.  Our family has been farming this land ever since...  264 years! When mother nature decides to allow us to grow a full crop, we harvest 70,000 bushels of apples per year!  But, we don't just grow a few varieties of apples... we grow 20 different varieties of apples as well as peaches, nectarines, plums, blackberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and much more.


Seamans’ Orchard

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seamans’ Orchard is a fourth generation farm. The farm grows the finest apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins and strawberries mother nature will allow.


Highland Orchard Farm

Highland Orchard Farm raises pastured livestock and beyond organic apples in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We’ve worked since that time to convert our operations to the healthiest, most regenerative practices of agriculture. Our goal is to sustainably produce the most delicious and healthy products that we can, in this region.


Turnip the Beets Farm

Turnip the Beets Farm founded by Shane & Beverly Spanninger is an eight acre farm located in Nelson County, Va. We produce high quality sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and fresh cut flowers for the local community. We are a no spray farm, we do not use any herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers. We farm in a biodynamic way which encourages biodiversity and a strong benificial insect ecosystem development.


Big Arms Farm

Owned and operated by Jenny Hopkins and Jef Kahn, sustainably grows seasonal flowers and vegetables in North Garden, Virginia.  Come visit our space at the Nelson County Farmers market, where you can have a custom bouquet made before your eyes or try strange and unusual foods such as native paw paws, seedless che fruit and smoked peppers. “It’s all about connection,” says Jenny. “We all need to feel connected to the earth and to each other.” Educating consumers, turning them on to new foods and giving them the opportunity to connect and contribute to our local agricultural community as well as to global efforts re-building war torn communities around the world (Big Arms Farm donates 10% of its sales to Women for Women International) is what Big Arms Farm is all about. “It takes Big Arms to hug our world!"

Double H Farm

Locally owned in Nelson County, at Double H Farm produces a variety of organically grown vegetables. They also breed and raise free range Berkshire pigs, feeding them non-GMO grains. With their own recipes, Ara makes bacon, bratwurst, hotdogs, and so much more. Our free range chickens produce fresh, healthy eggs by the dozen. It's their goal to produce local, organically grown produce without the use of GMO products or pesticides. They also ensure that their animals always have an abundance of land to explore and stay active in. Farm visits welcome! Can be reached at 434-808-4281 for any questions or to place orders. You can also email arafarm_vg@hotmail.com.


   Pharsalia is a flower farm specializing in peonies as well as many other flowers for cutting most of the year.  We fill special orders for events and designers.  Flowers can be bought by the bucket. Sweet corn, tomatoes of many unique varieties, apple butter and apples, blueberries and figs are also some our specialties. Pharsalia is an 1814 plantation at the foot of dePriest Mountain in Nelson County, Virginia.  It was originally built as a wedding gift for my great, great grandfather. Pharsalia is an historic property available for day events, classes, conferences, family reunions, weddings and private parties.


Gathered Threads

Gathered Threads is a small family farm-based business located on 6.5 acres in Nelson County, Virginia.  We believe and practice sustainable practices for our own health, the health of the plants and animals, and the harmony of the environment.  Gathered Threads cultivates & produces herbs (fresh & dried, herbal teas, & herbal products), vegetables, & cultures (aka 'fermented veggies').


Also featuring ...

Riverhouse Farm
Hermitage Hollow
Rill Cross Farm
Graham Bass Fish Farm
Wandering River Farm
The Arrows Farm
Perennial Love

... as well as  several of Virginia's finest producers, artisans, and crafters!

 Mountain Vision Pottery                             Trager Brothers Coffee 
                                   S&G Antiques                                                  Hungry Fox
                           Ocean Inspired Beadery                                Farmstead Ferments
                                   Designs by Amy                                        Millers Bake Shoppe    
                             Little Mountain Herbals                                      Page's Pantry
                                     Fisher Designs                                             Delectable Hills               
                            Ennis Mountain Woods                                 Virginia Vinegar Works
                                        Cozy Cabin                                                   Ula Tortilla           
                                     Starfire Pottery                                         Lorraine's Bakery
                                       Brian Rayner                                            Blue Ridge Bucha     
                                 Wind Wood Design                                          Roller's Bakery
                                   Strawberry Finch                                            Karma Blades
                                     S&G Antiques                                               Mark McQuarry
                    "Houses for Bluebirds" by a Flicker                    Feather Stein Art Studio
                                    Love JT Purses                                                 Farmer Brown