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Contact: Lori Curry
Address: McGaheysville, VA
Products: Handcrafted soap made from exotic oils from around the world in the spirit of adventure & discovery. Cold-process soap with no synthetic detergents, no animal fats or tallow, no artificial preservatives, only essential oils and natural fragrances. Magellan’s Gift soap is biodegradable and is wrapped in compostable deli tissue. Look for oils of avocado, babassu, castor, kukui nut, shea butter, mango butter, apricot kernel, evening primrose, rose hip along with olive, palm and coconut. Some bars feature clays, pale ale for bubbles and Mediterranean sea salt. All soaps recipes are designed and created by myself. They are tested on family and friends before any are sold. I am always striving for the finest ingredients for the perfect bar of soap!! Handcrafted SoapMakers Guild Member.
Availability: See website for days and availability.
Contact: Fred and Christie Huger
Address: 85 Marmac Lane, Fairfield, VA 24435
Products: Farmstead cheeses, butter, eggs and USDA-inspected beef.
Availability: Saturdays, year round.
About Us: Mountain View Farm Products, LLC is family owned and operated by Fred and Christie Huger. We live on a 250 acre dairy farm in Fairfield, Virginia with our three children, Anderson, Everette and Isabelle. We milk around 120 cows twice daily and are a year-round operation.
Farming practices and philosophy: We make all of our farmstead cheeses using raw milk from our herd, cultures, rennet, sea salt and various herbs and spices. All of the cheeses are aged a minimum of 60 days. We currently make six different styles of cheese and then add flavors to some for more variety.
Contact: Nate Clark
Address: 3393 Muddy Creek Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Products: Greens, salad mix, spring onions, fresh herbs, sweet peas, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, green beans, potatoes and a variety of other veggies as well as apples and pears.
About Us: Started growing for market in 2008 because of a passion for local, sustainable food systems, and great tasting fresh produce. Currently growing vegetables and managing the orchard at Apple Hill Farm.
Farming practices and philosophy: Our farming goals are: To grow great tasting fruits and vegetables. Work with nature not against. Build healthy, living soil. Preserve biodiversity, save energy and promote a healthy community for future generations.
Contact: Pam Dunn
Address: 3924 Rainbow Trail, Keezletown, VA 22832
Products: Many types of garden vegetables, strawberries and raspberries.
Availability: Seasonal at the Market.
About Us: Clarence Dellinger has been growing and selling chemical-free vegetables and fruits since 1960. He believes in treating the land with great care and respect.
Farming practices and philosophy: Clarence Dellinger says, “I the old-fashioned way as did my father and grandfather. I do not use pesticides, herbicides, nitrates or any other chemicals. My family has been on this farm since 1943, so I can guarantee that the land has been chemical free since then. I have been on this farm for 67 years and am happy to still be caring for this farm.”
Contact: Robin Serne & Eason Burke
Address: Brightwood, VA
Products: Shiitake & oyster mushrooms.
Availability: Year round.
About Us: North Cove Mushrooms is a local farm, built up by Eason Burke and Robin Serne of Brightwood, VA. We specialize in producing high-quality shiitake and oyster mushrooms year round.
Farming practices and philosophy: Starting with industry “byproducts” — oak chips and straw — and ending with nutritious compost, we cultivate flavorful chemical free gourmet mushrooms for the local market.
Contact: Philip & Sarah Hege
Products: Green beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, salad greens, lettuces, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, zucchini & summer squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, watermelons, winter squashes & more.
Availability: Year round.
About Us: I (Phil) have been farming for nearly 10 years and have been interested in Market Gardening since I was a child. My parents have always had a garden and began to sell produce at a roadside stand in Indiana when I was 7. When we moved to Virginia in 1998, I worked full time off the farm and grew some vegetables during the summers on rented land along North Mountain Road – that is where the name “North Mountain Produce” was born. My wife Sarah, who joined me in November of 2008, also has memories of a large garden in her home state of Minnesota and working at a local strawberry farm there. While she misses the strawberries she doesn’t miss the long winters!! Dreams do sometimes come true. My dream was always to eventually farm full time and 2010 will be my 5th season as a full-time farmer!
Farming Practices & Philosophy: Beginning in 2010, we plan to use only natural or organic pest control methods & fertilizers. I have been working toward this the last few years by steadily reducing our use of commercial fertilizers and using natural methods of pest control when possible. We do not grow any genetically modified crops, and we use untreated seeds when available. We use drip irrigation on most of our irrigated crops because it uses significantly less water than traditional overhead irrigation. We also use mulch on many of our crops for water conservation and weed prevention.
Contact: John and Stella Matheny and Family
Address: P.O. Box 99, Greenville VA 24440
Products: Chemical-free vegetables, herbs and flowers. Handmade soap and bath salts. Home-baked goods.
Availability: Year round on Saturdays.
Contact: John Oakes
Address: 6856 Kemper Ln., Port Republic, VA
Products: Dried hrbs, herb salts, catnip bags, herb and vegetable transplants.
Availability: Fall and Winter Markets at Harrisonburg, and Wednesday and Saturday Markets spring through fall in Staunton. Visit our online store at www.oakhillherbs.com.
About Us: Oakhill Greenhouses is a family business established in 1992 as a supplier of vegetable, herb and bedding plants. In 1998 we started selling our products at the Staunton/Augusta Farmers Market, and in 2012 at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. Oakhill Herbs was started in 2000 as a complementary business to the greenhouses.
Farming Practices and Philosophy: All our herbs are home grown and processed and feature the Virginia’s Finest logo. Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the most competitive prices possible.
Contact: Rudy Tucker, co-op Member
Address: 103 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Products: Fine arts and crafts by local artists. Mediums include pottery, woodwork, painting, jewelry, sculpture, linocuts, collage, photography, soaps, woven and painted clothing items, baskets and cards.
Availability: Saturdays as artists schedules allow.
About Us: OASIS, “Our space in Shenandoah,” is a co-op gallery of local and regional artists. Our mission is to support local artists, children, schools, teachers, musicians, authors and community programs. Various classes are offered, taught by co-op members, and we participate in many local community events. For images please visit our website. We appreciate this opportunity to partner with the Harrisonburg Farmers Market.
Contact: Olivia Wilson
Address: Harrisonburg, VA
Products: Desserts, pastries and other sweet & savory treats with a strong European influence. Sourcing local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible is at the core of each product.
About Us: Olivia Wilson Started selling at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market when she was 16. Once she graduated from high school, she moved on to The French Culinary Institute to study classic Pastry Arts. A couple countries and years later, she is back at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market to share her ever-growing passion for food that is both gourmet and whimsical. She loves being able to tell customers that the eggs she uses in everything come from the Egg Lady just a couple booths down, The Pumpkin & Dulce de Leche cake uses pumpkin from Season’s Bounty, and the onions used in the caramelized onion and brie quiche come from North Mountain Produce. Olivia says, “Just because the name is OCakes doesn’t mean I can’t have a direct relationship with where my ingredients come from, and I love that the source is the Harrisonburg Farmers Market.”
Contact: Ken Wettig
Address: 18794 Mountain Valley RD, New Market, VA
Products: Small fruits and fresh veggies, potted herbs and handmade smoothies.
Availability: Saturdays, April through November.
About Us: Our Community farms is a 15-acre, Christian-work-recovery community, wherein three families and up to eight community members live and work together on a certified naturally grown small fruits and vegetable farm. We have been selling at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market for three seasons and will be entering our second season offering CSA shares.
Contacts: Todd Bolender or Katherine Mann
Products: Hot sauces, salsa, pesto, soups, fresh seasonal flowers, eggs.
About Us: Passage Creek Farm is located in Fort Valley, Virginia, about an hour north of Harrisonburg. Our featured product is Firefly Hot Sauce, which comes in six spicy flavors, all of which are made in small batches by hand. Stop by a Market for a free sample taste. Our other prepared foods include bread and butter pickles, salsa, pesto sauce and squash curry soup. Cut flowers are also available seasonally.
Peaceful Valley Farm
Contact: Ric Gullman
Address: Singers Glen, VA
Products: Asparagus, beans, blueberries, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggs, lettuce, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes.
Farming practices and philosophy: Peaceful Valley Farm is a small, family farm specializing in fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown in an environmentally friendly way. The majority of our field work is done by hand labor and a team of mules. We utilize natural fertilizers, insecticides approved for organic growers and insect barriers whenever possible.
Contact: Karen, Dennis or Brett Pettijohn
Address: 1618 Ridge Road, Raphine, VA 24472
Products: Chestnuts, gooseberries, grapes, jams using gooseberries and grapes, perennials, daylilies and ornamental grasses, holiday arrangements.
Availability: Fresh chestnuts October through December, dehydrated chestnuts the rest of the year; fruits and plants in season.
About Us: Pettijohns’ Orchard is family owned and operated. We moved to Virginia in 1997 with our two sons. Together we planted 500 chestnut trees in the spring of 1998. Our youngest, who was 2 at the time, played inside most of the holes that had been dug to plant the seedlings in. The trees have outgrown him and are now well over his head. Our first harvest was in 2004. Our oldest son helped experiment with various dessert recipes. Chestnut cheesecake was the first, and we have continued to add other desserts and are starting to experiment with soups and breads. Even our granddaughter helps at Markets from time to time!
Farming practices & philosophy: We cure (slightly dry) our nuts before refrigerating for optimum sweetness.
Contact: David and Mary Sutton
Address: Port Republic, VA
Products: Vegetables, herbs, flowers, small fruits and wood turnings.
Availability: Tuesdays and Saturdays depending on availability of products.
About Us: After retiring, we were fortunate to find a small farm located on a ridge in the Port Republic area. We are constantly amazed to be able to look at the Blue Ridge Mountains while taking care of our plants. We are committed to being good stewards of the land.
Farming practices and philosophy: Port Farm uses cover crops of annual rye and clover to help prevent erosion, reduce weed growth and provide organic matter for crop production. Clover captures nitrogen from the atmosphere and releases it in the ground as the plant dies, resulting in less requirements for fossil fuel-based synthetic fertilizers. Green mulch of clover and orchard grass are placed around crop plants to help control weeds and retain moisture. As the green mulch decays, it provides organic nutrients to enrich the soil for plant growth. Annual rye grass is also used as a protective border around crop plants to help protect young, tender plants from wind damage. Safe and approved herbicides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizers are used only as a last resort. Wood from Appalachian trees is used as much as possible for wood turnings.
Contact: Evan and Judith Showalter
Address: Port Republic, VA
Products: Sweet corn (“Ambrosia” & “Incredible”), Fall Broccoli and Romanesco.
About Us: The Showalters operate a 100-acre farm located near the South Fork of the Shenandoah River between Port Republic and Lynwood, VA. The farm’s soil is balanced and biologically active, which produces high-quality, wholesome food. The use of cover crops, crop rotation and natural fertilizers help promote soil health.
Pure & Simple Farm, LLC
Contact: Stuart and Inger Brown
Location: New Market, VA
Products: Raw honey, raw infused honey, bee pollen, eggs. “The local bar” handcrafted tallow soap from mostly local ingredients. Lotion bars and lip balms.
Availability: Saturday Market: year round; Tuesday Market: April through November.
Farming Practices and Philosophy: Our bees receive no antibiotics or synthetic chemical treatments. Through a selective breeding program we are endeavoring to raise survivor bees. The honey is not pasteurized, preserving its beneficial enzymes. Our herbs and produce are grown organically, though we are not certified. Our chickens are allowed to roam (and do) and supplemented with organic, soy-free feed.
We place an emphasis on sustainability and do our best to find ingredients in addition to our own that are local, fair trade, organic, wild crafted and/or cultivated without chemicals.
Bring your honey jars and caps back for a 25¢ return deposit! We sterilize them using less energy than recycling the conventional way and reducing the “mileage” on the jar that holds your local honey.
Contact: Dave & Lee O’Neill
Address: Keezletown, VA
Products: Ecologically grown vegetables, including mesclun salad mix, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, fresh herbs and spring plants.
Availability: April through October.
About Us: Radical Roots Community Farm is catalyzing positive change by growing high-quality ecologically grown vegetables, educating about sustainable agriculture and living this example. Customers can receive our produce through the local Farmers Market and through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, which runs from June through October.
Farming practices and philosophy: Ecologically grown is a way of gardening that is modeled on the forest ecosystem. At Radical Roots Farm we fertilize with compost, use cover cropping and integrate animals and tree crops with our vegetable rotations. We never use pesticides or herbicides and have planted over 500 trees and shrubs to provide habitat and attract beneficial insects.
Contact Person: Patrick Ryan
Location: Timberville, VA
Products: 115 varieties of apples, apple butter and cider in season, cherries, peaches, tomatoes, vegetables.
About Us: Patrick Ryan is the 8th generation Ryan to farm at Ryan’s Orchards, a 40-acre farm that has operated since the Revolutionary War.