Contact: Dawn Baldwin Barrett
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.