Blue Heron Farm is co-owned and operated by Keith Dix and Bev Lacey. We grow a large variety of fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and herbs on two and a half acres, and we do it without using chemical pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The farm is located two miles South of Basic Necessities, just off of Rt. 151.
Keith had been farming organically on a part-time basis before he retired from West Virginia University where he was Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. In the ten years since 1995, he has devoted his full time to farming. Bev had many years of gardening experience before moving from Ohio to Nelson County in 2004. She brings to Blue Heron Farm an extensive knowledge of, and love for, flower growing.
Some of our farm products are
distributed to 20 Nellysford area families through a weekly subscription
service-a program called Community Supported Agriculture.
This year, in addition to supplying fresh, organic produce to the kitchen,
we are also making available for sale at Basic Necessities fresh fruits,
such as strawberries and raspberries, and many varieties of summer
vegetables. Bev will be putting together bouquets of freshly cut flowers
for sale every day during the summer.
A flower bed at Blue Heron Farm