Quarter Branch Farm grows vegetables, salad greens, and fresh herbs in Lovettsville, Virginia, just 38 miles from the D.C. beltway in rural Loudoun County. Using passive solar heated "high tunnels" and "row covers" for season extension, we grow fresh greens and vegetables year round.
In modern agriculture, soil is basically a medium that holds plants upright. Plants are fed directly with water-soluble fertilizers and are sprayed with harsh chemicals to keep them alive. This is a process which we believe to be detrimental to the soil life, the farmworkers, and the families who eat the produce. Here at Quarter Branch Farm, 100% of our produce is grown using sustainable, ecological methods. We never use chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, or fungicides. Instead, our focus is on supporting and building the soil biology. We believe that plants grown in fertile, living soil are able to acquire the minerals and trace elements they need. Grown in this way, plants have an inherent resistance to disease, pest, and drought; creating a farm that is truly sustainable.
While many farms use popular high-yielding "shipper" varieties, we prefer to carefully select seed varieties known for their outstanding flavor and unique character. We never use genetically modified (GMO) or chemically treated seeds.
Many of our vegetables are heritage or heirloom varieties that have an old-fashioned flavor you can't find at the grocery store. We enjoy introducing our customers to unusual types of produce such as sungold cherry tomatoes, butterleaf lettuce, squash blossoms, pea shoots, butterchard, claytonia, green garlic, garlic scapes, fairy tale eggplant, celery, celeriac, fennel, kohlrabi, Japanese sweet potatoes, and winter radishes and seeing these hard-to-find vegetables and greens become new favorites!
We are careful to harvest at the peak of flavor and use proper handling techniques to insure our produce stays fresh. Hygiene and food safety are taken very seriously. We go the extra mile to grow a top-quality product and make sure our produce is clean and attractive, and it shows. Our produce is known to be flavorful, attractive, and unusually clean.
Our aim is to provide exceptional service to each client. We are happy to provide samples so you can assess the quality for yourself. If you are not satisfied with anything, we will gladly refund your money - no questions asked. Delighted clients are vital to our farm’s success! When you buy from Quarter Branch Farm, you can expect friendly service and fresh, clean, deliciously ripe produce every time!
Your Farmers - Kevin & Jenni Grove