BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS is part of Blenheim Farm, a 400-acre farm long associated with the Washington family in Westmoreland County Virginia. The farm is 45 minutes east of Fredericksburg & about 1 mile from George Washington's Birthplace National Monument. We are USDA certified organic. Blenheim is a family farm where sustainable agriculture, wildlife conservation and satisfied customers are our top priorities. The farm is protected in a permanent conservation easement and is home to two nesting pairs of bald eagles and migratory waterfowl. We grow a large variety of crops on about 15 acres. We have 20 acres USDA certified organic by QCS. Selected acres of the 20 acres that is not in vegetable production, is planted in cover crop to increase field fertility or to attract beneficial insects. The vegetables we grow are chosen for their beauty and their flavor, of which includes lettuce mixes, elephant garlic, spring onions, tomatoes, basil, green beans, black eye peas, sweet potatoes and specialty eggplants, to name a few. We do succession planting to ensure a constant harvest. Fall 2008 we added 14 old Southern variety apple trees and 3 pear trees to our orchard. We are still working on having a producing orchard - we're not there yet! We�??ve been harvesting asparagus since 2009 and increased our asparagus bed again in 2011. We have been part of the Williamsburg Farmers' Market, on Duke of Gloucester Street, since its inception in the summer of 2002 and we�??ll be attending the downtown Fredericksburg farmers�?? market full time this year. We have a CSA locally in Westmoreland County and deliver to convenient locations in King George County and Fredericksburg. We have had the pleasure of selling our vegetables to FoodE, a farm to table restaurant, in Fredericksburg for the past three years and we're strengthening our relationship with Stratford Hall Plantation in our own county. Inquiries about day volunteering during the workweek is welcome. You�??ll go home with an armful of beautiful produce in return for your help! Please look for our Blenheim Organic Gardens facebook page to see awesome photos of the farm! We love to sell to restaurants that have a passion to teach others about fresh, organic local food, such as FOODE in downtown Fredericksburg. Our Summer CSA program runs from early May - mid August, for a 14 week period. The Fall CSA starts mid September and goes to the end of November, for a 10 week period.
New!! We're on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Blenheim-Organic-Gardens/204934939525839?fref=ts to see some of our farm photos! We are accepting new members for our 2014 Summer CSA. We offer only Full Shares.We grow everything that goes into our CSA shares! Please click on the CSA icon for our info. In addition to our farm pick-up &Fredericksburg delivery, we'll be delivering to King George, very near Dahlgren Naval Base.
Season: May through November
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 65
Full Share: Blenheim Organic Gardens 2014 Summer CSA starts Tuesday, May 20 - August 19. We offer Full Shares only: Fredericksburg - $545.00 King George - $545.00 Farm - $520.00
Work Req? No
Williamsburg, VA on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00 noon
Fredericksburg, VA, downtown, Hurkamp Park
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00 noon
It was so nice meeting you today at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square. It's obvious you take great pride in your work, as well you should! Thank you for the beautiful eggs, of course as soon as I left I realized I should have purchased more.... [more]
I've been going to the Fredericksburg Farmer's Market since we moved here about 7 years ago. Blenheim Organic Gardens is one of my favorites at the market -- I usually head there first to stock up Saturday mornings.... [more]
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I have heard only very good things about Blenheim Gardens and look forward to dealing with the CSA for the first time this year. My communications with Blenheim have all been positive and we have high expectations for a wonderful year.... [more]