ID

SPES-287NP

Authors as Published

Eric Bendfeldt, Anne Geyer

Anne Geyer, AgriBerry Farm
Hanover, Virginia  


AgriBerry Farm is a 25-acre, family-owned and operated fruit farm in Hanover, Virginia founded in 2008. Growing an array of fruit crops including blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, cherries, nectarines, plums, and apples, AgriBerry prides itself on preserving the agricultural heritage of Hanover County, and providing safe and nutritious fruit to the broader Richmond, Virginia region through area farmers markets, a 400-member fruit CSA, and select specialty retailers. As a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified operation, AgriBerry prioritizes practices that foster food safety and environmental conservation, with special emphasis on supporting pollinators and building soil through cover crops and perennials. Established with the aim to strengthen the community, AgriBerry has a well-established young worker training program that hires and inspires the next generation of fruit farmers. 


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Publication Date

January 14, 2021