The extended Holland family offers an exciting and diverse range of products and activities. From their new farm stand on Route 60, just east of I-81, they will sell produce, beef, trout, pork and possibly chicken, quail and pheasant.
The new farm store is located on Bare Woods Lane off East Midland Trail (Route 60 east of I-81) and will open in early May.
Keith Holland's family has always farmed and Keith and Penny and their children are excited about finding new products and new ways to bring local foods to the community.
The animals raised on the farm are raised on grass and grain fed in pastures, not feed lots. The pigs and calves are bred on the farm. They raise their own feed and prepare it for the farm animals, feeding in a free choice manner.
Giving back to the community is important to the Holland clan. Each year, Sherri Holland designs and creates a corn maze, open to the public. School and community groups are invited to participate in the fun. Last year the local FFA visited and went home with gourds and pumpkins to use for school projects.
Every season, the Rockbridge County High School football team benefits from the Holland bounty of local foods, feasting on watermelon and beef donated by the Holland family, after practices and games.
The farm also produces hay, straw, flowers, barley and corn. These products as well as a wide array of produce and meat products are available at the farm store.
The Holland children are a big part of the farm, They believe it is important to get the younger generations experience growing and producing healthy and natural food.
The farm is utilizing hoop houses to extend the season. Penny says that they have been told that their produce, particularly the peaches and cream corn and watermelon, are the best around.
And Keith is learning to make brooms from the broom corn . . . stop by the farm stand and take a look.
The farm is in a conservation easement, preserving the open land for future generations and they have received a Chesapeake Bay clean water farm award.
Mark your calendar: October 15, 2011 an Antique Engine Show will be held on the farm featuring engines and other antiques.
Visit the Farm Store and enjoy the Holland friendliness and terrific products.