About

The Farm

Pine Fork Farm is a small vegetable farm located in Quinton, VA, about 30 minutes east of Richmond in New Kent County. In addition to produce, we also grow edible mushrooms and have a small flock of laying hens. All produce is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Nutrients are added to the soil through the use of compost, cover cropping, and natural fertilizers. Pests and weeds are controlled using mulches, row cover, and hand weeding. These methods are labor intensive, but the result is healthy delicious produce, grown in an environmentally responsible manner. We are not Certified Organic, but all of our soil amendments and pest management practices are approved by the USDA for use in Organic production. We plant no GMO crops, and our chickens are fed GMO-free feed. Pine Fork Farm produce is available at two farmers markets in Richmond, VA, and through our CSA.

The Farmers:

Teal

Pine Fork Farm was started by Teal Brooks in the spring of 2012.  She has been passionate about gardening and food since an early age, and got her first hands-on experience farming in 2005.  Since then she has worked on three different farms throughout Virginia, and two more in Washington state. She holds a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.

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Gus 

Gus Brucker is a part-time farmer at Pine Fork Farm. He has always had in interest in biology, and as resident mycologist, he is responsible for all fungal life on the farm. Gus graduated with a BS from Longwood University in Farmville, VA.

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