Stuart Run Farm
Pamela Homfelt & Randy Blum
Pamela and Randy left professional careers in sunny San Diego for the mountain highlands of western Virginia to start a small chemical free farm. The couple was well suited for the transition. With Pamela’s 25 years in wholesale nursery, landscape design, and project management and Randy’s experience as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager for the city of San Diego-their combined experience provided an excellent knowledge base and the confidence to start Stuart Run Farm and Stuart Run Florals in Bath County.
Stuart Run Farm is located in Armstrong, Virginia, about 10 miles south of Deerfield on Route 629. The farm has 53 acres adjoining the George Washington National Forest. The house was built in 1890 and
one of the outbuildings was once the Armstrong post office. The farm currently has approximately 2.5 acres in production, including two 24’ x 45’ hoop houses. The property is gifted with a cold mountain spring, the only source of water, serving the farm since inception.
The farm is now in its fifth year as a vegetable farm growing a variety of cucumbers, eggplant, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, snow peas, shallots, and onions. As with most local farmers, they are always researching and experimenting with the myriad of new & tempting vegetables that appear yearly in seed catalogues.
As local flower growers Stuart Run Farm offers spectacular seasonal flowers not commonly seen in the florist shops. Our wedding business has grown exponentially serving brides planning everything from DIY, barn or spectacular formal weddings. A selection of the flowers grown on the farm can be seen on their Pinterest page @StuartRunFlorals.
Stuart Run Farm is Certified Naturally Grown meaning we adhere to the same principles as the government sponsored Certified Organic program. CNG is a private organization designed to simplify the certification process of small farmers growing organically. All the vegetables and annuals sold on the farm are started from organic seed, whenever possible. The flowers are chemical free and cut fresh the day they are sold. In 2018 the goal is to outsmart the squash bugs and have an opulent selection of pumpkins and other fall edibles and decoration. Pamela says this farm is made possible by her husband Randy, who oversees all operations of the farm such as equipment repair, irrigation, supplies, and infrastructure projects.
In 2017 Stuart Run Farm began their CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture). The boxes were filled with a selection from their bakery, fresh vegetables in season, a bouquet of flowers, and more. They have other drop-off locations and deliver to individual residences and businesses when feasible.
Interested in fresh handpicked cut flowers and fresh clean produce, or learning more about their CSA? Contact Pamela: firstname.lastname@example.org