We are a small family-run vegetable farm located in Warren County, Virginia at the base of the Massanutten mountains.  They say Massanutten means "basket" in the native tongue of those who first called the Shenandoah Valley home.  We like to think of these foothills as a harvest basket full of abundant natural resources and a rich community of souls to steward them.  Here at Vine Ripe we strive to help fill that basket with nutrient-rich and toxin-free vegetables.  We grow using sustainable practices that responsibly renew the land from one season to the next and protect the Shenandoah's water shed.   From sweet salad greens in the spring, to over twenty varieties of tomatoes in summer and a cornucopia of fall root crops and winter squash, we love to grow diverse and flavorful heirloom varieties you'll seldom find in the grocery store.   We are excited to be in our ninth season and look forward to sharing its bounty with you.

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Taking garlic orders now....

Nature's antibiotic and every cook's best friend -  fresh, organically grown garlic.  We grow a delicious hard-necked variety called "Music." Strong but not overly spicy.  It will last for 3-5 months when stored in a cool, dark, and dry environment.  Available in 1 lb. net bags for $10.00.  We’ll be harvesting in mid to late June and curing for two weeks, after which point the garlic will be ready for pick up.  To place your order or for more info, contact Lea - lea@vineripefarm.com.

 

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Farm Stand Closed for the Season

The farm will be doing some shape-shifting this year, as we take a needed break from annual vegetables.  Garlic will be available for bulk purchases.  The hop yard will be standing tall and expanding.  Cover-crops will nurture the ground as it rests.  Farmers will seek restoration, as well, while missing the weekly interaction with our amazing customers.  It is not for your lack of support that we take this step back from intensive vegetable production.  Please see the local resources tab above for a list of other local farms to seek out.  And perhaps have fun growing more of your own!

Vine Ripe Farm Plant Sale - Saturday, May 5th - 12 - 4pm

Come on out to the farm and shop from our greenhouse for organically grown, hardy garden starts.  We’ll have over 25 varieties of tomatoes to choose from, along with peppers, melons, cucumbers, and basil.   Rain or shine, we’ll be under cover.   If you are unable to make the date, feel free to make an appointment for the following week - lea@vineripefarm.com.  T minus two months to tomato time!!!

What's growing on . . .

Every other week or so we send out a farm newsletter to keep you posted on what we're harvesting, how weather is impacting the farm, random farmer thoughts and so on.