American Chestnut

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American Chestnut in handNearly a century ago, the American Chestnut tree was ubiquitous among the hilly slopes of the eastern US. So grand in stature - often towering near 100 feet - and successful in procreation, it was estimated that one if four trees in the Appalachian forests was an American Chestnut. The nut from the tree was a staple food of many Native Americans and early settlers, as up to 6,000 nuts can be yielded from one tree. The chestnuts are velvety-brown in color and sweet in taste. They were baked into breads and roasted in stews and soups as well as pounded into meal.

With the arrival of the lethal chestnut blight, which was first discovered at the Bronx Zoo in the early 1900s, this big hearty tree was almost completely decimated by the 1950's. Revitalization of this massive beauty began in 1983 with the establishment of the American Chestnut Foundation. The foundation has begun a rigorous breeding project that will take 30-50 years and will hopefully produce blight-resistant trees.

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Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery LLC

  Yacolt, WA

Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery LLC is a diversified small scale farm which was started in 2011 by our, Caroline and Daniel Swansey, small and growing family. Both of us have been working toward a dream of owning and operating a small organic farm for many years and our dream is finally becoming a reality. (more...)

Wild Branch Botanicals

  Craftsbury , VT

Wild Branch Botanicals is the newest part of wild branch farm located in the northeast kingdom of Vermont. We grow certified organic medicinal mushrooms, vegetables, and medicinal herbs here in one of the coldest parts of the state. (more...)

The Weed Patch

  Belview, MN

Along the Minnnesota River bluffs we grow produce for a farmers market and a CSA. We grow only heirloom and open pollinated produce. (more...)

Skipper Farms

  Virginia Beach, VA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

NOW Accepting new CSA members for our 2017 SPRING/SUMMER CSA to start April 7,2017.----Skipper Farms offers a full line of naturally grown local fresh fruits and vegetables in our markets. We are especially known for the best homegrown tomatoes and cantaloupes. Satisfaction is guaranteed. We also supply many other local area farm stands. (more...)

Silver Valley Farms

  Aspers, PA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We are a small Pre Civil War Era built Farm located in Adams County PA- just North of Gettysburg in the Heart of Apple Orchard Country. Our focus is on pasture raising our livestock and increasing our self sustainability. We offer Goose Eggs, Goslings, Embden Breeding Stock, Processed Goose and Ducks seasonally. (more...)

Shepherds Harvest Family Farm

  Evans, WA

We are a small family farm raising registered Icelandic sheep, Muscovy Ducks, chickens and Geese, and cows. Natural and organic fed, pastured raised. Our sheep are fed alfalfa hay that has a mix with another grass when needed and they also graze the fields. No grain is ever given to our sheep as it is just not needed. (more...)