TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
An individual who visited our outdoor campsite this past weekend and interacted with our farm team has informed us that they tested positive for COVID-19. They were asymptomatic at the time of their visit but chose to get tested on Tuesday 7/21 after a sudden loss of taste and smell.
Both the FDA and CDC guidelines do not indicate that food or food packaging are significant means of COVID-19 transmission. However, out of precaution for the safety of our customers and staff, we have decided to cease all sales immediately at our Farm Store, Farmer’s Markets, CSA and wholesale accounts for the upcoming week. We are cancelling delivery of CSA shares and pre-orders scheduled for the upcoming weekend (7/24 and 7/25). We and our staff will be isolating ourselves, monitoring symptoms, and have tests scheduled. The Virginia Department of Health has advised that we can safety reopen for business if/when we receive negative test results, hopefully by mid-week next week.
This is a huge blow in the middle of what has been a busy and productive summer season, but any other response poses risks we are unwilling to take. Please take this opportunity to support other local farmers during our hiatus. If all goes well, we should be cleared to resume sales by next weekend (7/31 and 8/1), but we will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.
We are so grateful for your support and understanding as we navigate the safest path forward. Please reach out of I you have any further questions or concerns.
Best wishes from Tiffany, Alex and the Riverstone Team
Pre-Order and Home Delivery
Pre-orders are now available via our own webstore for pick-up at Blacksburg Farmer’s Market (Saturdays 8am-2pm), Floyd Farmer’s Market (9am-1pm), our Farm Store (Fridays 4pm-7pm) or home delivery within 15 miles of Floyd (Fridays 4pm-7pm). Visit our webstore to see what’s available. You will need to sign-up first by selecting a preferred pick-up location and choosing a “Guest Access Subscription” for no fee and our “debit on delivery” payment plan to order online. We want you to continue to enjoy fresh, local food while staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Webstore hours are Mondays starting at 5pm and closing for orders on Thursdays at 6am. Non-produce items from other local farms are available for pick-up at our Farm Store or Home Delivery only.
CSA Farm Share
Our CSA Farm Share Membership is FULL. We are, however, accepting sign-ups for our waitlist. Our CSA Farm Share is the best way to get our local, certified organic produce. CSA members receive discounts, flexibility and first choice of our best quality items. Follow the instructions to join your preferred share to be added to our waitlist.
About Our Farm
Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, Virginia. Riverstone Organic Farm is blessed with fertile, flat river bottom land, which is unusual for this area. The farm has been in cultivation for over a century, maybe more. The solid brick farmhouse on the property was built early in the twentieth century, and three generations of farmers have lived there and farmed the land. Now the location is again an active working farm, and additional land has been rented from two immediate neighbors to support the growth of an organic vegetable farm and pasture-raised meat operation.
Our river bottom land is perfect for organic vegetable production. Our vegetables and berries are all certified organic and handled using Good Agricultural Practices.
We make sure our animals get nothing but the purest food and live in a landscape free of fertilizers, pesticides, or GMOs. Our meat is free of antibiotics or added hormones.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we are committed to offering the safest means possible for you to eat fresh and healthy local food. We are offering PRE-ORDERS for PICK-UP at our Farm Store on Friday afternoons from 4pm-7pm OR starting in April, we are piloting our first ever HOME DELIVERY within 15 miles of Floyd, also delivered on Friday afternoons from 4pm-7pm. Visit our webstore to see what we have to offer, choose your pick-up or delivery choice, and pay online.