WE GROW
MORE
THAN
VEGETABLES

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Our mission is to expand opportunities for Appalachian youth,
so they
grow to reach their greatest potential. 

Launched in 2016 on the historic 100-acre Frye farm, our initial hope was to create a small farm market that would provide ten new jobs locally.

Today, our farm project is certified organic and has a bustling produce market and from-scratch bakery that employs 70+ people, including 50+ local high school students.

OUR MODEL

We are the first project of Farms Work Wonders, a non-profit umbrella social enterprise, that creates living classrooms (such as our bakery, market, farm, and soon to be launched restaurant and production kitchen) to provide real-life experiences and generate income.

The nonprofit social enterprise model allows us to address historically negative economic development in Appalachia. Unlike traditional businesses, that often have extracted profits for outside interests, we do things differently. We create opportunities for youth and the broader community through sustainable enterprises and reinvest 100% of the fruits of our labors locally.

WHAT WE DO

YOUTH

ADVANCEMENT

 ORGANIC

FARMING

LAND

CONSERVATION

COMMUNITY

REINVESTMENT

OUR LIVING CLASSROOMS

FARM

The farm allows us to teach healthy eating habits, organic farming methods and practice, land conservation, biodiversity of crops, soil management, food handling and storage, irrigation, organic pest management, crop rotation, seasonal veggie subscriptions (CSAs), indoor growing and harvest for wholesale, and much more.

MARKET

The market allows us to teach customer service, hospitality, retail sales and operations, stocking, inventory, display, food handling and safety, restaurant management, along with marketing and working with other farm products, and much more.

BAKERY

The bakery allows us to teach cooking and baking, culinary skills, food preparation, food handling and safety, pricing strategies, product development, wholesale production, kitchen and equipment management, supplies and inventory management, planning, order fulfillment, and much more.

We measure our success by our local impacts through:

PEOPLE

Creating educational and economic opportunities

PLANET

Protecting the natural environment

PROCEEDS

Reinvesting 100% of proceeds locally

farm GRAM

3/13/20: TEMPORARILY CLOSED. After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our crew and staff – we have made the decision to close operations until further notice following increased concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We feel this is the proper precaution to take. As you know, the majority of our living classrooms are operated by our junior crew and youth employees. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates.

I understand
X myStickymenu