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Terry Hudson is the founder of Hudson Farms, LLC.

In addition to the work on his own farm, Terry is also dedicated to teaching and mentoring young farmers. He has traveled extensively around West Virginia, sharing low-cost season extension expertise with emerging producers and community groups. He is a biodynamic farmer, who practices all-organic growing techniques, although he is not USDA Certified Organic.

 
  
 





Orange Vine

While visiting family on the Catalonian Golden Coast of Spain, we were impressed by the fruits and vegetables we found.  Their produce was fresh, delicious, and easy to prepare. Best of all it was available everywhere; from small stands at central markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and restaurants!

When we returned, we wondered why it was so difficult to find and enjoy the same high quality fresh produce here in West Virginia? So, we started growing vegetables in Mason County for local markets a few years ago. We plant the tastiest varieties of sweet corn, eggplant, peppers, winter squash, zucchini, potatoes, melons, and tomatoes. We are even growing artichokes right here in the mountains! We eat what we grow, so we use sustainable production methods. We also grow lots and lots of bright orange jack-o-lanterns and pie pumpkins!  




Berea Gardens

Berea Gardens is dedicated to promoting the principles of health, diet and agriculture, founded by Bob and Lynnita Gregory. Bob’s perspective is shaped by more than 40 years of experience and teaching in agribusiness and organic farming practices. Lynnita worked as a critical care Regiatered Nurse for more than 25 years with an emphasis and understanding of nutritional issues and their health effects. They currently make their home in Minnora, West Virginia, where they teach and operate an organic market farm. Their experiences range from coast to coast in both North and South America.







Oak Grove Farm

 Oak Grove Farm is a family owned and operated agricultural operation located in Taylor County, West Virginia. Established in 1983, the farm has evolved into, primarily, a wholesale operation with an emphasis on blueberry, and dry bean production. Working closely with potential buyers throughout the growing season, Oak Grove Farms strive to provide quality produce that meets the standards required by the buyer.    









 

SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs)

SAGE is a year-long farmer training program that teaches participants how to sustainably grow produce and flowers on an urban micro-farm on the West Side of Charleston. The Farmers-In-Training learn business plan development, best harvesting practices, and how to market and sell their produce. The program is designed to give participants the agricultural and business tools to become successful agri-preneurs.

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