Graystem is a small farm nestled in the Eastern Piedmont of Central Virginia between the James and Appomattox Rivers. The farm’s name comes from the graystem dogwoods growing along a spring-fed stream that marks our eastern boundary. At Graystem Farm & Vineyard we raise uncommon breeds of poultry in addition to growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and cottage garden flowers for the table. Honeybees provide pollination services and honey from a unique blend of blossoms. In 2016 we will be planting our first blocks of Petit Manseng and Cabernet Franc.
To make the most use of available space, we grow vertically when possible. This practice has the added benefits of keeping the fruits of the vines from direct contact with potential soil borne pathogens, provides better air circulation and additional sun ripening exposure.
Because we maintain honeybees, eat what we grow and drink the water from our well, we follow organic protocols and purchase organic seeds whenever possible; however, we are not a certified organic farm.
Graystem is a small family owned and operated farm. Everything we offer is grown here; we do not purchase outside produce for resale. While we offer a variety of products for sale, not everything is available at all times. Our quantities are often limited.
The following are some of the items we can offer to the discriminating palate, each in its season:
Small fruit preserves including currants, raspberries, blueberries,
blackberries, strawberries and figs
Quail eggs – the perfect salad sized egg!
A rainbow assortment of eggs from our free ranging hens
A variety of fresh herbs
Garlic and Shallots
Heirloom open pollinated and old hybrid favorite vegetables from
Asparagus to Zucchini
Cottage Garden favorite flowers such as Daffodils, Hydrangea,
Lilac, Sunflowers, Zinnia and more
Coming soon…processed Quail.
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