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The Family Roots Farm Story

Family Roots Farm is nestled in the rolling hills of Brooke County, West Virginia. Our family farm was originally homesteaded by Henry Hervey in the 1770’s, and it has been proudly owned and operated for eight generations.

 

Owned by Fred Hervey and operated by his daughter Britney, the Hervey farm specializes in making the most of the four dramatically different seasons found in Northern Appalachia. 

 

The cold February winters begins a frantic maple syrup season as we race against the arrival of spring. This sweet wintertime family tradition is our favorite season of the year, filled with family stories and more than one family meal shared in the sugar shack as we all work together to tap, collect, and boil.

Strawberry season follows with our strawberry patch that features over 10,000 plants. From late May to end of June we welcome visitors from all over that come out to pick with us and allow us to be a part of their family's memory making.

And before we know it, summer is upon us. Between maple and strawberries we've planted our two high tunnels and are beginning to harvest our first red tomatoes. 

 

We pride ourselves in being a source of local produce from very early spring throughout the fall.

Oh, fall. The leaves are changing, we are clearing fields, and planting cover crops.

 

In mid-October we begin harvesting and processing our Sweet Sorghum, a dying Appalachian tradition that we are working to expand while educating our customers on great all natural sweeter that is grown and harvested locally.

Celebrating the seasons at Family Roots Farm allows us to carry on multiple traditions and create a sustainable small farm that is rooted in our family history as well our desire to bring fresh ingredients to our local community.

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