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.
The crop land has been fenced with over two miles of deer fence and our pasture lands are divided into separate pasture areas for rotational grazing. There are several old barns on the property which serve for storage, and a substantial new barn built in 2012 houses most of the equipment and supplies and serves as the working base for the farm. As Riverstone has worked more towards season extension, we have built six hoop houses (including one heated greenhouse) which now operate for a large part of the year. In May 2015 we opened our farm store, a small building, right on the road, which gives access to all our farm products to our neighbors and farm visitors. In 2017 we built a certified commercial on-farm kitchen which allows us to process jams, chutneys, soups and baked goods featuring products of the farm.
Much of the work of the farm is based on our wish to improve the land and open the possibilities for a long-term, sustainable agricultural operation, coexisting with well-preserved natural habitats. We enjoy sharing the products and landscape of the farm with our customers and guests. A river runs along one boundary of the property and affords wildlife habitat on its protected banks. There is also a woodland and a section of wetland on the land, allowing for a wide range of habitats. The farm is home to a wonderful range of native flora and fauna. All in all, it’s a beautiful place to work and a beautiful place to visit