For more than 30 years, the Geyer family has worked cooperatively with other family farms in the Mid-Atlantic growing region. Agriberry Farm provides direct support to those farms by helping to bring the bounty of their fields and orchards to a broader range of markets and consumers, thereby expanding the variety of fruits available at all markets each week. Here are some of our favorite growers:
The Baughers, Adams County Nurseries
Owners of the premier fruit tree nursery in the Eastern US
One of our longest running and most beneficial partnerships is with the five generations of the Baugher family, owners of Adams County Nurseries, which recently celebrated it’s 110th anniversary. These expert growers of nursery stock for orchards all over the country specialize in varieties we love–the ones that taste the best! While they don’t have the capacity or interest in selling the great fruit they happen to grow, they have extensive acreage in production to help ensure that their grafting material and root stocks are of the very highest quality. When they have something ripe and ready for market, we go to their orchard and bring it back to our farm for sale or use in our kitchen. We love that they don’t “over manage” their fruit production, and that we can get “run of the tree,” ungraded apples.
The George Rice Family, Hanovertown Farm
History and Purpose
Good neighbors are a blessing, and good neighbors who farm–they are worth their weight in delicious fruit! The Rice family has owned Hanovertown Farm for many generations.Their diverse pursuits include cattle and grain production, as well as the only fruit “annuals” we include in our CSAs each year–cantaloupes and watermelons.
Hollabaugh Brothers, Adams County
Four Generations at Work!
One of the region’s most accomplished growers of a wide variety of tree fruits, the Hollabaugh family’s now four-generation orchard began in 1955, founded by twin brothers Donald and Harold (pictured with Anne) Hollabaugh. Their children, and children’s children, have carried on and expanded the orchards and opportunities. Best of all, the family is absolutely committed to applying the highest standards of food and environmental safety to everything they grow. Whether you spend time on their website or take a day trip to the farm, we encourage you to learn more about this wonderful farm and family.
Snead's Asparagus Farm, Caroline County
Outstanding Grower and Conservationist
Emmett and Ellen Snead begin farming the same year as Anne and Chuck, and they have worked together ever since. Emmett is a life-long farmer and his family-owned and operated farm grows a wide variety of perennial and annual crops–from tomatoes to eggs to Christmas trees. Also he offers his own CSA from his farm, and has a variety of interesting articles he has written on his excellent website. We highly recommend that you plan a visit to his beautiful farm and extensive conservation area.
Wenger Farm, Waynesboro
Family-Owned and Operated Vineyard
Wenger Vineyard, begun in 1938 by Paul Wenger, is now operated by his son, Dave, and Dave’s wife Mim. We love the care they take throughout the growing season to be sure their fruit is safe and delicious. They also offer pick your own opportunities during the September harvest, details on their website.