By Amy Hicks of Amy’s Garden
Amy’s Garden has been growing and selling great organic produce, plants and cut flowers since 1995. What began as an ambitious backyard hobby garden quickly blossomed into a full time farming career for husband and wife team Amy Hicks & George Ferguson.
Amy is from Richmond and had no previous farming experience before meeting husband George who grew up in rural Franklin county, Va. where his family grew much of their own food and where George worked the tobacco fields as a kid. Now, with the help of seasonal employees they grow an amazingly diverse selection of USDA Certified Organic vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on their 70 acre organic farm in historic Charles City county, VA.
The farm is also home to a small flock of laying hens, heritage breed turkeys, an occasional pig or two and one very cute beagle named Boogie.
Amy’s Garden sells their USDA Certified Organic produce and flowers at the South of the James Market and Byrd House Market Richmond as well as the Williamsburg Farmers Market.
Summer means tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes!!, an Amy’s Garden specialty; try our delicious Sungold cherry tomatoes or our Salsa Kit! everything you need to make awesome fresh salsa!
Amy’s Garden is a USDA Inspected Certified Organic farm; on our farm we never use herbicides, harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. As organic farmers, we strive to build soil life by utilizing compost, organic mulches and crop rotation, which help keep the land healthy and productive for future generations. We also plant cover crops which fix nitrogen, add organic matter to the soil and provide habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife. Amy and George are proud to be USDA Certified Organic farmers, taking care of their little piece of Virginia farmland and to be growing healthy, clean food for folks in our community!
Amy Hicks & George Ferguson
USDA Certified Organic
Specialty produce & cut flowers
Charles City, Virginia
farm phone 804 896 6446
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