OUR PARTNER FARMS
For more than 30 years, Anne and Chuck Geyer have worked cooperatively with many other farm families who are growing exceptional fruit in the Mid-Atlantic region. Agriberry Farm provides direct support to those multi-generational families by helping to connect the bounty from their fields and orchards to our customers and CSA members. Here are some of our favorite Partner Farmers, with whom we have worked for many season:
Adams County Nurseries, Aspers, PA
The Baugher Family
One of our longest running and most beneficial partnerships is with the Baugher family, owners of Adams County Nurseries, which recently celebrated it’s 110th anniversary. These expert growers of nursery stock for orchards and back-yard enthusiasts all over the country specialize in varieties we love–the ones that taste the best!
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.
Calvert Farm, Rising Sun, MD
Pam Stegall Roberts and Family
Calvert Farm is a small family farm. We are located near the borders of Delaware and Pennsylvania. We have been farming sustainably & chemical free since 1994. Agriberry Farm gets fabulous rhubarb from Calvert Farm each year.
Catoctin Mountain Orchard, Thurmont, MD
The Harry Black Family
Catoctin Mountain Orchard, along with it’s farm, bakery and market are owned and operated by the family of Harry Black. This multi-generational operation is always adding and improving its offerings and looking for ways to grow. They are located in Thurmont, MD.
Cottle Farms, Faison, NC
Ron Cottle and Family
Cottle Farms, in Faison, NC, was started by Ned Cottle in 1964 offering pick-your-own strawberries. The farm has expanded over the years, including a thriving strawberry nursery business, and is currently operated by Ned’s son Ron.
Crown Orchard, Albemarle, VA
The Henry Chiles Family
For over one hundred years, the Chiles Family has been carefully tending its orchards. Beginning with a card table, cigar box, and roadside stand, the first generation of the Chiles Family sold the fruit of their labors to neighbors and folks passing through. Since that time, the orchards have grown to become community favorites and destinations for visitors far and wide.
Today, at one time or another, the third, fourth, and fifth generations of the Chiles Family can be found planting, pruning, picking, or otherwise providing fresh produce to Central Virginia and beyond. Here’s their website.
Drumheller's Orchard, Lovingston, VA
Kevin Drumheller and Family
Established in 1937, Drumheller’s Orchard grows beautiful peaches and apples in a beautiful setting, and is well worth a visit when you’re in the neighborhood.
Fifer Orchards, Camden-Wyoming, DE
Curt Fifer and Family
Fifer Orchards was founded by Charles F. Fifer in 1919. Fifer Orchards continues the legacy of Charles Frederick Fifer and his vision, and the 4th generation of Fifers continue to grow a very diverse mix of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables including: asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, heirloom varieties, apples, pumpkins and more.
Hanover Peach Orchard, Mechanicsville, VA
The Campbell Family
Located in Cold Harbor, Virginia, Hanover Peach Orchard grown peaches and apples. Find more information about Hanover Peaches on Facebook.
Hollabaugh Brothers Farm and Orchard, Biglerville, PA
Harold Hollabaugh and Family
One of the region’s most accomplished growers of a wide variety of vegetables and 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.
Ivanhoe Blueberry Farms, Ivanhoe, NC
Owned and operated by H. Neil Moore and Willie R. Moore
Ivanhoe Blueberry Farms, was founded in 1941 when Harry E. Moore, his brother Andrew, and their father, John Moore, bought and cleared a tract of land and planted five acres of blueberries. They later expanded their farm to approximately eighty acres. In 1973, Harry Moore, and his wife Lorraine became the sole owners of the blueberry farm. Neil and Willie, their sons, are the current owners and operators, and many other family members participate in the farm.
Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm, Hammondton, NJ
Paul, Nick and Mike Macrie
The Macrie Brothers (Paul, Nick and Mike) have been growing some of the finest blueberries for over 60 years in Hammondton, NJ. The sandy, acidic soil of the New Jersey Pine Barrens is a perfect match for finicky blueberries, which are native to the area. You can find Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm on Facebook.
Marker Miller Orchard, Winchester, VA
John Marker and Family
Founded in 1908, the Marker Miller Orchard has passed through the generations and is owned and operated by John Marker and his family. Their farm, orchard and bakery is a wonderful destination.
Mountain Valley Orchard, Caveton, MD
Fifth-generation family farm
Founded in the 1850s, Mountain Valley Orchard and farm has been owned and operated by the same family for 5 generations near Fredrick, MD.
Rinker Orchard, Stephens City, VA
Rinker Orchard is a third-generation apple orchard not far from Winchester, VA, including pick-your-own apples. Dudley Rinker added the cider press in 1986, which has expanded greatly over the years, currently producing more than 100,000 gallons of flash-pasteurized apple cider that is adored by loyal fans every Fall. Rinker’s is now owned by Sunnyside Cider but the quality, production and operations remain unchanged.
Saunders Brothers, Piney River, VA
Paul Saunders and Family
Founded in 1915, the Saunders Brothers nursery, orchard, bakery and market are all still run by Paul and Tatum Saunders, their sons, and grandchildren in Virginia’s Nelson County on the Piney River.
Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchards, Tyro, VA
John & Ruth Saunders, Richard Seaman, and Anne Kidd run the operations at SCSO
Formerly Flippin-Seaman Orchard, the Silver Creek Seaman’s Orchards were founded in 1959 in Tyro, VA in Nelson County. Over the years the family members operating SCSO, Inc. have changed, but their great pride in providing customers with the finest apples remains the same.
Stargell's Apiaries, Sandston, VA
Matthew and Brandy Stargell
Stargell’s Apiaries manages the beehives at Agriberry Farm and many other farms. We love being able to offer our customers their wonderful raw honey.
Wenger Grapes, Waynesboro, VA
Mark and Wendy Wenger Hochstedler
The Wenger family’s passion for growing grapes goes back for three generations on their Shenandoah farm. Please visit their website for information about their farm and picking opportunities.