For three generations, the Darnell's have grown plants and farmed produce in Orange, Virginia. They started out selling their farm fresh produce and plants from their pickup truck. With each generation the business has grown, and now it includes a retail store, several greenhouses, and two farms located just a few miles down the road from one another.
For more than 50 years, the Darnell's mission has been to inspire and enhance the community by providing the best quality and variety of plants, produce, and specialty food. Zach Darnell says, "I enjoy interacting with the community through workshops, classes, and school fieldtrips. My goal is to provide healthy products and information that truly benefit my friends and neighbors."
Farming ain't easy, but someone's got to do it!
Jim Darnell's Top Quotes:
"Not all seeds are created equal!"
"A plant will only be as good as the worst care you give it!"
"It's soil, not dirt! Dirt is what's behind your refrigerator."