Photo courtesy of AgriBerry
History: AgriBerry, which was founded by Anne and Chuck Geyer in 2008 as one of the nation’s only fruit and berry CSAs, has expanded into a 25-acre farm in Hanover, complete with a state-certified kitchen. Anne Geyer holds a summer-long program on the farm, the Young Worker Training Program, to help teens gain hands-on experience with agriculture.
Specialties: In addition to red, black and purple varieties of raspberries, the Geyers grow blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines and cherries. The farm produces preserves and jams as well.
Production Methods: AgriBerry grows fruit sustainably, using organic practices when possible. It also follows fruit-growing established by Virginia Tech.
Where to Get It in RVA: South of the James Market, Byrd House Market, The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen’s, Little House Green Grocery, Yellow Umbrella, Relay Foods and Local Roots Food Co-op.
P.O. Box 242, Studley, 537-0448 or agriberry.com