Stonecrop Farm was launched in 2003 when Bert Webster and Gwynn Hamilton moved to family land in Giles County, Virginia. We have spent the last 20 years adding organic fertility and carving out terraces from the thin mountain soil. We’ve removed countless trailers of rocks and rotated cover crops to add in organic matter. The seeds we have sown have changed over the years. What began as vegetable-based harvest specializing in salad greens with a few flowers has morphed into a small flower farm with a few vegetables we can’t give up. Today, our terraces and greenhouses produce the New River Valley’s finest cut flowers. Our team works to create stunning arrangements suitable for the table or altar.
Over these twenty years, we have been joined by 38 crew members — some just for a short stint, others for as many as five seasons. When we think back on the years, it is often the memories of the team that stand out. We are proud to support the four flower farms that former Stonecroppers have launched. Several others have gone on to start their own agriculture or flower-related businesses.
Join our Team!
STONECROP SEEKS HARVEST VOLUNTEERS
We have an amazing team in place for 2023, but we welcome volunteers to join the morning harvest! Want to spend a few hours surrounded by blossoms? Want to learn some techniques, explore new varieties, and hang out on the farm? Monday and Thursday mornings between 8:30 and noon we are scheduling slots for folks to join us. You’ll load up some buckets of beauty and take some home to play with. Call or E-mail to schedule your time and learn more!
EMPLOYMENT: We start considering our summer staff needs in the winter so contact us if you think flower farming is for you.