The Farm at Sunnyside

Saturday ONLY

Sunnyside was the site of one of Virginia’s earliest apple orchards and became a certified organic farm in 1996. Today, The Farm at Sunnyside grows 60 types of certified organic vegetables on approximately 12 acres and manages a 10 acre orchard. The farm managers, Stacey Carlberg and Casey Gustowarow , practice crop rotation, make organic compost and raise cover crops to improve the soils on the farm. They are also experimenting with no-till methods to help sequester carbon in the soil and a rotation of laying hens to improve soil fertility. The farm employs 4 full-time permanent staff and also hires 6-8 full & part-time seasonal staff. Farm products are available through a local CSA program and three farmer’s markets. The farm also sells to several area restaurants.

Central to our mission is managing the farm not only for food production but also for native wildlife and the beneficial services that come from a healthy ecosystem. We strive for conservation practices that benefit agriculture and vice versa. The farm provides habitat for over 136 species of birds, black bear, bobcat and other mammals as well as countless varieties of insects, amphibians, reptiles and plants.

Find more information at www.thefarmatsunnyside.com and www.facebook.com/thefarmatsunnyside and on Instagram at @thefarmatsunnyside

Directions:

27 Sweetwater Lane / Washington, VA 22747

  • From Hwy. 211, take the Warren St exit into Little Washington
  • Right at the Inn at Little Washington onto Main St.
  • 1 block to left onto Rte. 622 (Harris Hollow Rd.)
  • Go 1.1 miles, through several curves, following the Rush River
  • Right onto Rte. 624 (Sunnyside Orchard La.), immediately crossing a bridge.
  • Go .8 mi, right onto Sweet Water Lane to buildings directly in front of you.

Farm Tour Weekend Schedule:

The farm will have wagon tours on Saturday, Sept. 23rd only at 11 a.m. The tour will last approximately 1.25 hours and will pass through our growing areas to catch a glimpse of our crops and chickens. Vegetables, eggs and honey will be for sale at the farm center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We are closed on Sunday, but you can find us at the Village Market in Washington, VA.

NOTES:

Kid friendly? Yes

Pet friendly? No

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Restrooms? Yes

Wifi? Yes

(photo of Stacey & Casey by Marco Sanchez, PEC)