Nestled in the hills of Greenbrier County, in southeastern West Virginia is West Farm, established in 1992 by Pam and Kirk West of Lewisburg. Beauty grows at our family farm with over 120 different flowers and herbs cultivated in our 4-acre fields, high tunnels and greenhouse.
In 2000, West farm diversified into growing produce. At present the farm produces 35 different vegetables, specializing in asparagus, premium hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, early season strawberries, fresh herbs and heirloom pie pumpkins whose seeds have been in the family for 3 generations.
In addition to the produce, cut flowers and herbs, the farm is home to 100 breeding sheep which are used for market and 4-H project lambs.
So what makes what they grow so special? … a bit of ‘dirt’ from their family farm. There are many new and exciting developments for growers in the produce and cut flower industry, and West Farm is always looking for a challenge; new varieties, new colors, something different and exciting to grow. 2015 added new varieties of salad tomatoes, and cucumbers specialized for high tunnel production. They also trialed new varieties of ‘personal size ’melons in their high tunnel for WVU’s Dr. Lewis Jett, Small Fruit and Horticulture Specialist.
How do they grow healthy plants and quality produce? They treat their farm and the environment friendly, adding only what the soil and plants need. They use compost and mulches and are ‘bug happy’. West Farm also uses crop rotation practices, planting in a ‘clean’ field every year. This reduces the need for chemical weed and disease control. They look for good bugs and encourage them to be there.
At West Farm we are committed to growing top quality tomatoes, strawberries and assorted vegetables, culinary herbs, specialty cut flowers, and local lamb for you. Find them at the market on Saturdays May-October!