More About Our Farmers

 

Fredericksburg Area CSA Project was the first CSA to be established in Fredericksburg over 20 years ago. As such, we have paved the way for many of the other CSA programs now in existence while remaining true to our initial mission: to be a cooperative of local organic or Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farms and community members, rather than being a single farm CSA.

FACSAP growers follow the guidelines established by Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), a program that follows the standards set

by the USDA National Organic Program, or USDA Certified Organic.

“Certified Naturally Grown farmers reflect a commitment to work within the natural biological cycles that are necessary for a truly sustainable farming system—a system that works in harmony with

micro-organisms, soil flora and fauna, plants and animals—to maintain and increase the long-term fertility of soil, leaving it even more vibrant and alive for the next generation of farmers.”

This dedication to food purity is the reason our CSA was founded,

and it remains our top priority. We are committed to organic farming and sustainability.

By joining our CSA, you become a shareholder, part owner of the farms’ harvest. By investing in local organic farms even before crops are sown, you help keep these farms economically viable, sharing in their bounty while accepting the risk of unforeseeable weather and crop conditions. Your participation directly sustains your local organic farms and supports the region’s agriculture-based community.

Guerra Gardens

GUERRA GARDENS offers a variety of high-quality produce to the local community. Jose Antonio Guerra, prize-winning grower from his native Guatemala and former lead grower for Virginia Green Grocer certified organic farm in Fauquier County, established his own farm in 2017 and returns for his eleventh season growing for FACSAP.

Hartland Natural Farm

HARTLAND NATURAL FARM of Hartland Institute in Rapidan, VA, serves as a training ground for students to learn and gain experience in growing food from the fields, gardens, and greenhouses. Hartland has been providing produce for FACSAP members since 2014.

Blenheim Organic Gardens

BLENHEIM ORGANIC GARDENS is part of Blenheim Farm, a 400-acre farm long associated with the Washington family in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Blenheim has been providing produce for FACSAP members since 2017.

Charis Farm & Homestead

CHARIS FARM & HOMESTEAD, located south of Wilderness Battlefield, is committed to growing healthy life from the soil up. The farm produces a variety of fruits and veggies, eggs, broiler chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows. All animals are pasture raised and lovingly cared for; those animals receiving grain are fed Certified Organic soy-free products. Only lovely compost and homemade natural sprays are used in the garden.

Green Thumb Growers

GREEN THUMB GROWERS grows food on city lots. Tom Miller has been providing produce for FACSAP members since 2008. The staff at Green Thumb Growers cultivate Certified Naturally Grown produce at Downtown Greens on Dixon Street and at new gardens on Elm and Charlotte Streets.

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM

ROCK RUN CREEK FARM in Fauquier County incorporates natural woodlands into a sustainable agriculture system, cultivating organic oak log Shiitake mushrooms as part of the farm's greater forest management.

Cardinal Apiaries

CARDINAL APIARIES is a homestead operation established in 2014 when Pete and Angie Burt moved their family and their bees to Stafford County. Cardinal Apiaries has provided honey for our members since 2015.

Golden Acres Orchard

GOLDEN ACRES ORCHARD is 35-acre farm in the rolling countryside of the Shenandoah Valley. Every year, Thomson’s Golden Acres Orchard produces seven different varieties of organically grown apples… in addition to unfiltered apple juice and apple cider vinegar.

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BLAZQUEZ GARDENS in Stafford County celebrated its FACSAP harvest debut in 2019. Preparing for a couple of years, Christien Conniff produced her first harvest in late summer 2019 in a newly-established 80’ x 80’ garden in the heart of the northern Fredericksburg area. Christien offers several unique varieties of tomatoes and peppers, including specialty types of yellow and red cherry tomatoes.

allthingsfarm

ALL THINGS FARM is a 26-acre, three generation family farm located in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont region. We grow over 25 varieties of cut flowers, including dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and snapdragons. Our handmade bouquets are lovingly fashioned from Certified Naturally Grown, seasonal flowers— all grown right here on the farm.

SEEDLING SOURCE offers many varieties of Certified Naturally Grown seedlings. Aline Fisher has been growing vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed for over 25 years. A FACSAP member for nearly 20 years, Aline uses strictly organic products and methods in the growing of the plants for sale to FACSAP members.

THERIANOS FAMILY ORGANIC FARM is located on the island of Zakynthos, Greece. The Therianos family has olive groves in a small village of the Vrachionas mountain. The family's belief in a better world and mutual respect, the extremely rich soil of their olive groves, and the excellent variety of olives together result in a superior extra virgin olive oil that never undergoes processing (refining) at any stage of production.

Downtown Green Youth Farm Program

DOWNTOWN GREENS Youth Farm Program engages children in an after school and summer program where they will be growing food for their families and our community, learning entrepreneurial skills to serve them throughout their lives, and learning to love nutritious organic foods by preparing their harvested produce. We've partnered with the Youth Farm Program since 2017.

FoLKCiTY Soap

FOLKCITY SOAP is made in small batches, with sustainable and organic plant-based oils, as well as essential botanical oils for a light fragrance.

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