The Farm at Sunnyside is tucked into a nature preserve and is bordered by Shenandoah National Park. In addition to growing excellent organic fruits and vegetables, the farm actively promotes the native biodiversity in the areas they do not cultivate. They are one of the only sources of local, organic pome fruits!
Next Step Produce has filled a huge void in the local agriculture scene by putting a special emphasis on growing grains. It's safe to say that we'd be operating a very different business if they did not grow the amazing barley, rice, and other grains that they do. The quality of everything that they sell to us is outstanding, due to their diligence in maintaining healthy soil.
Reid's Orchard and Winery has been growing delicious fruit since 1976 on centuries-old farmland. A mainstay at Baltimore and D.C. farmer's markets, the orchard has been very important to local chefs looking for the best fresh fruit. Their belief in the power of the apple and in fermenting cider is an inspiration to us.
Sunnyside Farm is a small farm with a huge emphasis on biodiversity - they produce chickens, eggs, beef, pork, vegetables, and even flowers on a small scale that allows for the highest standards in each. We are currently working with them to see what crops would be good for us to forge a relationship over. Incidentally, Keepwell Vinegar is located on this farm!
Three Springs Fruit Farm is a leader in green agriculture, a tough proposition for orchards on the east coast. Their fruit and cider is an important input for us, and working with their farmers helps us understand the importance of responsible fruit farming to the local economy. Watch out for their cidery opening soon!
A small 4 acre family operated and owned farm who focuses their efforts on old heirloom varieties of beans, field peas, corn and sorghum. We also raise heritage chickens for eggs and American Guinea hogs. We love to buy sorghum cane from these guys to press sweet sweet syrup!