Tell me a fun fact about yourself or your business.
All of our fertilization and irrigation systems are underground. We water the plants every other day or everyday if it is hot.
What is the oddest shape strawberry you have seen? Do you have a picture?
I picked a pointy strawberry this morning. It was almost star-like or radial.
How long have you been in business?
Over 20 years.
Describe an average day for you.
Normally, we come in around 8am and work at the stand selling strawberries, making baskets of pre-picked strawberries, and acting as customer service for Faith Farms. Watering occurs in the mid-morning between 9 and 10am. The retail and u-pick ends at 6pm, when we go out to the field and pick more strawberries if needed. We get a steady stream of customers throughout the day.
What is your favorite plant/animal/food you raise?
What kind of products do you have, by season? Are products available year-round?
We don’t offer any one product year-round. The strawberries are grown by us but we wholesale other vegetables and fruits from nearby local farms and markets. Peaches arrive in mid-May; we might have watermelons this summer. We also offer jam berries at a discount.
Those are sweeter and useful for making jams or baking.
Do you rotate crops to replenish the soil or only produce strawberries?
The soil self-replenishes when strawberries are not in season.
Where are your products sold?
We offer products from our stand year-round. Strawberries are u-pick and pre-pick.
Corn and soybeans are grown under a different name (diff entity from Faith Farms).
Do you see greater sales with pick-your-own berries or already picked baskets?
What’s next for you? Seasonal produce or catches or shift in product availability?
New store? Expansion (including online)?
New products depend on availability. We may have tomatoes, zucchini, squash, peaches, asparagus, and other produce items – it all depends what we are able to get from local farms and markets.
Do you permit people to visit your farm? When?
We offer u-pick or retail 9am to 6pm most days. We open up if only strawberries are available.
How can potential customers reach you?
We can be reached by phone at 757-620-8677 (the owner, Ryan) or through our social media. The Facebook page for Faith Farms has the most up-to-date information on what we have and our hours. Our Instagram handle is @faithfarms1. We can also be contacted over email – firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to come see us in person, we allow walk-up sales and u-picks from 9am until 6pm most days.
My parents are from here and we’re family friends of the owner. Everyone associated with Faith Farms is a local.