Though the pawpaw is generally unknown to the American public, it is the largest edible fruit native to the US. The fruit is indigenous to 26 states, from northern Florida to Maine and west to Nebraska. As a much loved fruit, European settlers named towns, creeks, and islands after the pawpaw. Today, pawpaws are primarily eaten in very rural areas, and many Americans are wholly unfamiliar with the fruit. The Pawpaw has a creamy, custard-like flesh with a tropical flavor, which is often described as a combination of mango, pineapple, and banana.
The Meridian Township Farmer's Market is where you can purchase the freshest possible produce, ask the farmers directly about production methods and the varieties produced, and try new things not commercially available in hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle. Our focus is on small local farmers who directly market their own agricultural products. We have limited the number of artisans, bakeries, and vendors who have "carried" (either shipped in or from another local farmer) products.
"The people are very merry" is the translation of Manahoac from Algonquin.
Manahoac is a union of tribes from the Piedmont region of Northern Virginia
who allied against common enemies to protect their sacred land. Our mission is to
provide our region with the highest quality products and nourish the people
with the knowledge and passions which will benefit the health of Earth
and of our bodies, which are one organism.
Madison Eats Local Food Club is a CSA offered by a partnership of two small, women-farmed gardens in Madison County. We are committed to soil-friendly, organic growing practices. When you become a member of Madison Eats, you are joining a community of people who value healthy food and healthy relationships.
We are a small family owned hobby farm located in South Chesterfield, Virginia. We have been raising chickens and selling eggs for almost thirty years. Currently available are delicious and healthy, free range eggs produced from a variety of hens; which include rare, heritage, and standard breeds. All of our chickens are antibiotic free, hormone free, and free from any type of growth enhancing product.
John Lagier is a 4th generation farmer in San Joaquin County, California. His great grand father dry farmed wheat and barley and raised mules, his grandfather continued on the same land with a cattle ranch which his father diversified into almond orchards, vineyards and row crops. Each generation added more diversity to the farm. John began farming grapes and almonds in 1979.
La La's is dedicated to raising heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables using sustainable orgainc practices. Our belief in buying locally produced products led us to start growing our own. We grow 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, along with dozens of other friut and vegetable crops. Gardens tours and u-pick are available by appointment, and customers can add themselves to the mailing list via our web site.