Our soaps are made with the cold process, hand mixed in small batches and poured into separate molds which retains the natural glycerin. They are cut by hand and slowly cured for a minimum of four weeks. Our bars are formulated to be used from head to toe. We use no artificial hardners, lathers, preservatives, parabens, synethic fragrances or dyes. P.O. Box 37, Hinton, WV 25951, (704) 877-0709, http://www.bluestonemountainsoap.com.
Michael Buttrill farms vegetables, and Caroline Buttrill Smith grows beautiful flowers, all organically at Bootstraps Farm on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas border. They sell salad mix, other veggies, and berries to restaurants and at the Lewisburg Farmers Market. (304) 497-2607.
2159 Stringtown Rd. Union, WV 24983 Jack Dunbar 304-772-5175 P.O. Box 256 Union, WV 24983 Farmers’ Market We feature Heirloom Tomatoes, Half-Runner and other Green Beans, October Beans, Purple Hull Peas, many varities of Hot and Bell peppers, Okra, Summer and Winter Squash, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Sweet Corn, Beets, Eggplant, Cucumbers and other vegetables. We have a very limited supply of Organic Heirloom Apples.
Brightside Acres is located in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in the heart of the Monongahela National Forest. This farm proudly produces salad greens, fruits, vegetables and an assortment of teas with very little use of manufactured insecticides. Natural methods are put into play to reduce pests and disease susceptibility. Over the years, we’ve found that the two most important, truly indispensable, tools at Brightside are pruning shears and pitchforks. Pruning is essential for the healthy production of apples, grapes, and blackberries. Also for maintaining forest openings where native herbs and berries thrive. Compost is Nature’s preferred fertilizer. Whether mixed into vegetable beds, spread thickly under fruit trees, or soaked in water to make a tea that is sprayed on the leaves of any plant, compost is recycling at its most gratifying.
Circle K Farm is owned and operated by Brian and Ange Kaluk. We are located in Ballard and have 48 acres of pasture and woodland. When we purchased the farm from Brian’s family in fall of 1994 we began a small cow/calf operation. In the beginning we began with two black angus heifers and bred them to a black angus bull. This was the start of our herd. Since that time we have added more cattle, pigs and chickens. Last year we incorporated three bee hives to help with the pollination of our hay fields and pastures, we are now up to seven hives. Our children have been raised on this farm, have showed cattle and pigs at the State Fair of West Virginia through local 4H programs. Agriculture is an important part of our daily lives, it is something we believe in and are happy to be able to share with you. We have collectively decided to not use any chemicals or pesticides on our land. We do not use antibiotics or hormones in any of our animals. Our cattle, pigs and chickens are free range. In the spring and summer the animals – except for the chickens – are pasture rotated to help maintain healthy pastures and an abundant supply of fresh green grass. The chickens just go where ever they want, sometimes with the cattle helping to distribute the manure and other times in the garden scratching for bugs. In the winter the cattle are also rotated on pasture but are fed hay that was harvested from our fields. We feel we are very fortunate to be able to provide for our family a quality healthy alternative to store bought meat. We eat the food that our farm produces and are proud to be able to provide you with healthy alternatives. Free range grass fed beef and pastured pork are wonderful additions to your diet, because it is always nice to know where your food comes from. Our cattle and pigs are harvested at an approved Animal Welfare USDA Humane monitored processing facility. We take great pride in a stress free life for the animals we raise and feel that this part of the process is just as important. We are currently in the process of adding a 15×35′ greenhouse and incorporating aquaponics. We hope to be operational with this by early next year. We will keep you updated with the progress on our farm page on Facebook. Check us out under Circle K Farm. Each spring we plant a large garden where I can a lot of the extra for the winter months, we also share with our neighbors, family and friends. Brian and I would like to thank you for your interest in our farm and welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to contact us by email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org 304.646.6709
Our home/garden is located on Friars Hill Rd. near Renick, WV in the mountains of Greenbrier County. We aren’t a big time grower with acres of produce and lots of selection. We are simply a young family that plants extra garden food – and then sells the extra! We also have a few (very few, right now) chickens and my husband grows shiitake mushrooms. We try our best to keep our vegetables pesticide free, but do occasionally spray if some critter is eating us out of house and home!! Our chickens are fed grains and garden scraps and the mushrooms are fed spring water. Come visit us when we have food in season, we’ll be happy to pick something for you!!
(This listing was last updated on Jun 5, 2008)
On Friars Hill Rd. Just 4 1/2 miles from Rt. 219. Blue house on the left.
Renick, WV 24966
Connie and Steve Zeitler are two wonderful and friendly gardeners. They grow a variety of produce, sell eggs, and even bird house gourds. Their garden is located just north of Marlinton. Call them for information about buying produce: (304) 799-0820.
Located in Monroe County, Cozy Hollow is a small homestead farm specializing in Alpine Dairy Goats. We sell fresh eggs, fresh produce, handmade Goat Milk Soap, freshly baked breads and cakes, and handmade wool ornaments: angels, sheep, lambs and snowmen. Carrie O’Brien Jelen & Loretta Brolsma, CozyHollow.net, 304-832-6581.
Our mission is to feed us, sell some and have enough to give away (food bank, etc). We are not certified organic but are passionate about avoiding chemical toxins and building back the soil. Our goal is organic matter of 4-5% and balanced trace minerals. Anne Brown and Mark Porterfield, Organ Cave Community Market.
Gary Galford has a farm just north of Pocahontas. Along with raising many cows, he is growing an acre of potatoes this year. He also sells his eggs to local restaurants. Give him a call if you need some kennebec potatoes or eggs! (304) 799-7463.
Larry Lucas is an avid gardener and supporter of the Marlinton Farmers Market. He grows a variety of vegetables, including peppers, greens, lettuce and more, on about half an acre. He also has a 40 tree orchard of a variety of fruit trees. Call him to order produce: (304) 799-6416.
Pick your own or buy freshly harvested apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, raspberries & blackberries. We also have corn, squash & pumpkins. We make & sell apple butter, jams & pies. Neff Orchard Road, Sinks Grove, WV 24976, 304-772-3638, fax 304-772-4803, email@example.com. See a video!
A 14-acre farm owned by Janet McDaniel and Bruce Blaylock in Waiteville, WV. Janet’s grandmother purchased the farm in 1923. They sell vegetables, sour cherries, wild blackberries, heirloom apples, strawberries, and baked goods. 304-772-5465, Monroe Farm Market.
Old Otter Holler Farm is a 65-acre family farm in Summers County. We grow, sell, and barter potted and cut annual and perennial flowers and herbs, seasonal vegetables and fruits, eggs, and lamb, beef, and pig to order. http://www.oohf.typepad.com/.