Lindsay and Nathan Lindeberg
1796 Springdale Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134
Lindsay and Nathan Lindeberg founded Native Spring Farm in 2004 on 50 acres in the foothills of Walker Mountain in Giles County, VA. One of the biggest challenges Lindsay and Nathan faced was creating productive soil by removing rocks and terracing the sloping land. Their goal is to expand the vegetable and flower plots each year, while maintaining them using hand tools for minimal soil disturbance. Nathan has developed a passion for beekeeping, which helps pollinate their crops, and occasionally they have extra honey for sale at the market. Lindsay and Nathan’s favorite times on the farm include the arrival of spring, growing seedlings, and enjoying the tastes of each season.
Native Spring Farm is Certified Naturally Grown, a grassroots alternative to the U.S. government’s Certified Organic program. They have been selling at the Blacksburg Farmers Market for four years and the produce they bring may include heirloom tomatoes, peppers, carrots, green beans, summer/winter squash, onions, garlic, lettuce, peas, cucumbers, asparagus, herbs, and blackberries. They also specialize in offering unique cut flowers from April through October, annual and perennial seedlings in the spring, and colorful greeting cards with photos of the flowers at their best.
Lindsay has been making handcrafted bath and body products since 2006. They offer a large variety of cold process soap made with pure essential oils, plant/herb derived colors, and natural exfoliants. The soaps are made with grade A olive oil, organic coconut oil, and organic palm oil; they are free of animal products and synthetic ingredients. They also sell natural deodorant, lip balm, body butter, shampoo bars, lotion bars, and bath salts. All products are made with a commitment to quality and purity.
Lindsay also makes a line of baby and children’s clothes called Little Sprout Clothing. She offers bibs, burp cloths, onesies, shirts, pants, dresses, hats, and blankets in a variety of fun prints and sizes.
In 2011 Nathan and Lindsay started Big Lick Ice Cream Co. and they make a large selection of homemade ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, and popsicles. They bring a dipping cabinet to market and scoop 8 flavors on site, while offering additional flavors in pints and quarts to take home. The ice cream is made with organic milk, cream, and sugar; the flavors change with the seasons to incorporate fresh, local ingredients.
Their diversity of offerings at the market makes for an interesting booth display, but really helps to insure well rounded sales throughout the seasons. Lindsay says, “It makes us very happy to create a sustainable life for ourselves while contributing positively to our community.”