Shenandoah Seasonal uses sustainable and organic practices. Our systems for raising vegetables includes an intensive, raised bed method. This allows us to grow high yields on only 2 acres of land. We do not use chemicals but instead fertilize our soil using cover crops and by introducing new organic matter to the beds. While our methods are intensive, we believe they provide the highest-quality and most healthy produce possible.
FOUR SEASONS OF Produce
Shenandoah Seasonal offers an array of produce based on the season. In Spring at the start of the farmer’s markets you will find lettuce, spinach, beets, swiss chard and herbs. The summer months offer an incredible bounty including tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, beans and onions. In autumn you will find kale, onions, spinach, beets, and herbs. Our winter produce includes a large lettuce variety, spinach, beets, kale and bok choi. We utilize high tunnels (unheated greenhouses) to extend our growing season and bring fresh greens to winter farmers markets.
OUR SEEDS & SOIL
Our seeds are USDA certified organic from High Mowing Seed Company based in Vermont. They offer high-quality varietals including one-of-a-kind specialty varieties and heirlooms seeds. We start all of our plants from seed.
Our Pasture raised Eggs
Cage free? Hormone/antibiotic free? Organic? Pasture-rasied? Yes, yes, yes, and YES! All of the labeling on eggs from the grocery store can be confusing. And the truth is that not all eggs (or chickens) are equal. Our chickens are pasture raised. What this means is that our standards far outweigh anything you can buy at the supermarket. Our chickens are based in a mobile chicken hutch and are surrounded by a mobile fence. This means our chickens receive fresh pasture each day. 24/7 access to pasture maximizes the proteins the hens receive from legumes and insects in the grass, and thus produce an incredible egg. We supplement what the chckens forage on pasture with a premimun non-GMO and non-chemical feed from Hiland Naturals. Visit www.dawsongap.com for more information on our feed. Simply try a dozen of our eggs and you will see and taste the difference - bright, orange yolks that stand up tall and rich, delicious flavor.