Farm-fresh shiitakes and half a dozen other varieties of beautiful culinary and medicinal mushrooms year round!
Yi Wah and Caitlin Roberts, Arlington, VA Fermented foods that draw from all over the world — pickles, kimchi, kraut and more! These foods harken to the traditional Chinese fermented foods and the vegetable-heavy dinners that Number 1 Mom makes for her family. Website
Hiu Newcomb, Hana Newcomb, and Carrie Nemec. Two farms, one in western Fairfax County, and one in Loudoun County, VA Tomatoes, beans, greens, sweet potatoes, cut flowers, specialty crops. We maintain a soil rich in organic matter and beneficial soil microbes that provide our crops with sufficient nutrients and a healthy environment. We do not use any commercial synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. By rotating crops, growing many different kinds of crops, and using timely appropriate practices, we try to minimize insect and disease damage. We manage our soil and cultivate our crops in ways that we believe will allow the land to continue to be productive now and into the future with a process we refer to as “ecoganic farming.” Website
Forrest Pritchard, Berryville, VA Products: Free-range and grass-finished beef, pork, eggs, lamb and veal. Chicken and turkey, in season. Fresh, hand-made pastas, ravioli, sauces, and prepared foods made from local, organic ingredients.
Farm Info: A seventh-generation family farm, Smith Meadows Farm brings free-range grass finished beef, pork, eggs, lamb and veal to the market. All of our animals are raised on pasture, and our farm has been chemical free since 1989. Our philosophy is simple: to raise animals in a healthy, environmentally sustainable manner, providing customers with the best options for locally grown and produced food. We invite you to stop at our market stand and ask a member of our family any questions you might have. Also, feel free to visit our farm, where we can show you first-hand how truly different we are from conventional farming. http://smithmeadows.com
Ronnie and Oscar Balcazar Frederick, MD Breads, scones, croissants, pies, tartalettes, empanadas and cookies.
John and Judy Mast, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, MD Beautiful bouquets of cut flowers from mid-May to frost.
Mark Toigo, Shippensburg, PA Apples, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, Asian Pears and European Pears. Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry production. Melons and tomatoes. The orchard uses Integrated Pest Management growing methods which allow us to grow beautiful fruit with no chemical residues. Website
Aubrey King, Near Orrtanna, PA; Tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula, peppers, onions, potatoes, winter squash, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, plums, nectarines, blackberries, melons, apples, pears, and cider and more. Website
Rachel Bynum and Eric Plaksin, Rappahannock County, VA Waterpenny Farm is a 10-acre vegetable farm in Rappahannock County, VA. Since our first growing season in 2000, we’ve been committed to running our farm in harmony with the environment, using sustainable farming methods, with all Organic inputs and no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. We produce healthful, pesticide-free vegetables and flowers, as well as eggs, for farmers markets, a CSA subscription program and local on-farm customers. Website