Mark & Melanie Dietrich Cochran, Newburg, PA Cheddar, Wallaby, Dragon’s Breath, Feta, Italian Herb Feta, Feta de Provence, Tomato & Basil Feta and seasonally Carrock and Calverly and more. Website
Eason Burke, Culpeper, VA
Farm-fresh shiitakes and half a dozen other varieties of beautiful culinary and medicinal mushrooms year round!
Mark and Debbie Ross, Rockville, MD Metro Microgreen’s grow room is a “Certified Naturally Grown” farm. All of seeds are non-GMO and they use the safest growing methods to provide customers with the tastiest and healthiest microgreens. They grow hydroponically on a coco coir medium so there is no soil to rinse off. The microgreens are sold with the greens still attached to the coco coir so they remain fresh and nutritious for a longer period of time compared to pre-cut microgreens. The varieties they are currently growing include: Pea Shoots, Broccoli, Cilantro, Spicy Purple Radish, Leeks, Spicy Mix, Fennel, Kale, Dill, Carrots, Wasabi Mustard, Wheatgrass, Sorrel, Red Leaf Mustard, Chervil, Sunflowers, Arugula, Shiso, Arugula, Brussel Sprouts, Cantaloupe, Sweet Basil.
Oksana Bocharova, Chestertown, Maryland Oksana Bocharova, a native of the Belgorod region of Russia, inherited her love farming and nature from her father, Yuriy. He managed a large collective farm and would often bring her to the fields and teach her all that he knew about agriculture as he examined the crops. By the time she was seven, she knew she wanted to be a farmer. In 2013, that dream became a reality; she was able to secure a loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a program designed to help immigrants, women and beginning farmers to start their own farms. With strong support from family and friends, Oksana bought seven acres in historic Chestertown, MD, and began the process of cover-cropping to improve soil organic content and growing vegetables for local markets and her CSA subscribers. Her love for the land and her strict adherence to not using synthetics or genetically modified organisms can be observed—and tasted—in the quality of her fresh produce and fermented vegetables.
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
Nazirak Amen, Takoma Park, MD What started as a journey towards self-sustainability evolved into supporting and developing the locally grown movement in the larger community. Purple Mountain Grown is happy to now offer our bounty of locally grown dryland rice, beans, oats, and other grains, along with assorted seasonal vegetables (including greens, peppers, okra, melons, and more!) with you. We use sustainable growing practices, always mindful that the health of the land is interconnected with our own wellness. www.purpletools.net
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, rolls, muffins, scones, croissants, pies, tarts, cookies, bagels and more. Grab an chicken or cheese empanada or a tamale and enjoy at the market.
John and Judy Mast, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, MD Suttler Post Farm is a family owned and operated farm located in Mechanicsville Maryland. They grow beautiful flowers and produce eggs and meat on the fourth generation farm land. They offer fresh cut flowers, home raised beef, pork, chicken and free range eggs. Suttler Post Farm takes pride in the quality and freshness of its products. website
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, Jesse, Michael King, Near Orrtanna, PA: Twin Springs Fruit Farm is set on the south western edge of Adams County, Pennsylvania where they own some of the best fruit ground in the world. The farm is located on beautiful rolling hills, which are essential to prime fruit ground, as the air and water drainage are needed to assure a good crop and to help prevent spring frost damage. The soil, Highfield silt loam, is the product of glaciers grinding down the mountains thousands of years ago, releasing trace minerals which are then available to all of our crops. Trace minerals are what give our fruits and vegetables the extraordinarily high quality and flavor our long term customers have come to appreciate. Since the retirement of three of the original partners Twin Springs has become a true family farm, with Aubrey King and his two sons, Michael and Jesse, having taken over ownership and day to day operations at the farm. There are also a core group of key employees who make everything work. Find tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula, peppers, onions, potatoes, winter squash, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, plums, nectarines, blackberries, melons, apples, pears, and cider and much 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