Established in 1997, we are an off-grid capable, solar mini-farm, located in beautiful Mathews County, VA. Not deep into Mathews, we are only 15-20 minutes from Gloucester Main Street. Practicing all natural methods, we strive to be as self sustaining as possible. Only 5 acres, we are an example of how big things can be done in a small, eco-friendly way. We maintain a flock of around 100 Rhode Island Red Chickens and six Khaki Campbell Ducks, incubating and hatching our own chicks whenever we can. We feed all our birds a Non-GMO, Organic, Soy Free Feed. Check out our pages for Ducks and Chickens...there we list feed details and other information you might find interesting. We sell our Chicken and Duck eggs on the Farm and at Health Trail Natural Food Store in the White Marsh Shopping Center, located in Gloucester, VA. We are a young Herb Farm…growing and selling a large variety of culinary and medicinal herbs. We are currently only selling in pots, but are developing herbal beds that will supply you fresh cut herbs for cooking and teas in 2018. We are working to provide cut flowers, bedding plants, pollinator plants and microgreens soon too. There are Bee Hives on the property and we sell the raw honey when available. We haven't had much luck with our bees the last few years...we are going to work harder on them in 2018! Featured in the Barn Store: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed packs, Frontier Co-op Items, Forrest Green Farm Herbal Teas and Young Living Essential Oils & Products. Herbs, Essential Oils, Farm Animals and more...follow our journey through our Blog. We are a small operation, so always check the website for the most current information before visiting us.
Forrest Green Farm in Louisa County, VA has been our Inspiration and our Mentor. They are a large Medicinal Herb Farm, that we have been learning from. Visit their website www.forrestgreenfarm.com/ We carry some of their teas and products, but you can find even more health promoting products on their site. They also offer wonderful Herbal Workshops, I have taken both their Whole Living 1 and 2, and will be taking 3 next year. Wow! the classes are amazing... they will enrich and nourish you, both physically and spiritually! Want to know more....ask me!
We are closed to the Public for Winter now, but will reopen in March 2018. We will continue to supply eggs to our regular customers, but our daily eggs numbers are really down due to the short daylight days and these brutal cold temps. We appreciate your patience....it is like this every year, come spring...there will be plenty of eggs again! We are already working on the Farm Calendar and will be posting it soon. We are proud to be featured on the Middle Peninsula Artisan Trail, new name: River to Bay Trail http://artisanscenterofvirginia.org/
United Plant Savers www.unitedplantsavers.org/ has honored us by designating us a Botanical Sanctuary dedicated to raising endangered plants.
We are a Pollinators Sanctuary too!
Plan on attending our "Life Close to Nature" Workshops offered each month (each workshop is different) , March through December...details will be available on the Farm Calendar page very soon. Judy Green, a local Middle School Teacher, co-presents these workshops with me. Judy's caring spirit shines through as she teaches. Every Workshop covers different skills and topics! Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably?...more naturally? These classes will fill your heart and mind with many ideas and skills! A day in nature to breathe deep and de-stress! Learn some forgotten skills, medicinal herbs, essential oils, healthy basics, self sustaining information and more! Check the Farm Calendar page for more details.
Jeremy Nardozzi will be leading us in monthly Healing Drum Circles at the Farm, beginning in March, 2018.... weather permitting. Jeremy adds his own spiritual touch to the event... you will feel the positive energy! We will post the schedule soon. Come and be blessed!
We want to share our Farm with YOU and hope you will enjoy our simple spot on the planet, finding it a natural place to relax and discover. We have picnic tables scattered around, so bring your lunch if you wish. We provide a well maintained Portapot with a hand washing station on the farm for your convenience. Do practice safety while visiting us and keep an eye on your children. Sorry...no Smoking, Alchohol or Pets allowed on the Farm. Please, excuse a few weeds…we are not a Botanical Garden, but a working farm. We invite you to visit and experience…“Life Close to Nature”.
*GPS doesn’t understand us, please use our directions.
I wanted to share a song with you that touched my soul from the AMC Series "Sons of Anarchy" by Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers.... I couldn't wait to play it on my guitar!
May YOU follow your dreams and passions and.... stay "Forever Young"! (there is a slight pause before it plays...wait for it! You will be glad you did!)
at at Glance:
Life is good,..Life is natural!
1997 CA&J Farm
Mathews County, Virginia