Used by American Indians, African Americans and early European settlers, wild Persimmons are a distinctively American fruit. Although currently the greatest abundance of trees are found along the Mississippi River Valley, the native Persimmon's range extends from Connecticut to Florida, and as far west as Kansas and Texas. The fruits are a burnt orange color and often develop a bluish haze after the first frost. Wild Persimmons have a unique, succulent flesh that can be used for both savory and sweet dishes, including breads, pies, ice cream, candies and sauces.
We are a small family farm focusing on rare and heritage breeds of livestock and poultry and heirloom seeds. We also utilize some animal-powered farming methods, and are proponents of farming "the old way". We grow most of what we eat and strive to be more sustainable as we go along. (more...)
Wildwood Gardens is a crafting studio and small vegetable, herb, and honeybee farm nestled on the southeastern slopes of the Massanutten Mountains, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. (more...)
We are a family owned Demeter certified biodynamic and certified organic farm. We begin our season in May with pick-your-own strawberries. We specialize in heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. (more...)
The West Fork Garden Market is open the first Saturday of April at 7:30-12:00 noon until Frost and on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 until dusk. The West Fork Garden Market members are local growers of natural and organic vegetables, meat, eggs, and cut flowers. (more...)
Walnut Hollow Farms is a group of five farms in Gaston county, NC, owned and overseen by our family. All five farms were owned by our ancestors. When Nicholas Friday first moved here, to start his family, from York, PA in the 1750s Gaston county hadn't yet been established (est. 1846) . (more...)
Currently we are operating a small produce farm. Our items include various types of beans, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce,cabbage....We also are beginning to produce Shiitake Mushrooms and are wanting to sell them locally when the are available and fresh. Our property also produces blackberries, raspberries, wine berries and mulberries. (more...)