From spring snapdragons to muscadine vines to crimson clover cover crops, our gardens host a variety of plants throughout the year. Our flowers, fruits and vegetables are intentionally grown in a way that enhances the soil while providing our customers with delicious and nourishing food.
Windy Hill has 3-4 acres of intensively managed, seasonal produce and flower fields. The foundation of these fields, and building their soil health, are the living plants that are kept in them at all times. Not only during the season when we intentionally cultivate produce and flowers, but also by constantly keeping the soil cover cropped before, after, and during. We grow over 30 different seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as a variety of cut-flowers.
Each year we eagerly anticipate the first blooms of spring, wondering how their colors, shapes, and smells will transform the farm with their beauty. Our goal in growing flowers is threefold: to provide natural beauty to homes (and camp’s dining hall), to give farmers and campers alike an opportunity to explore the joy of picking and arranging, and to promote a regenerative style of farming. Windy Hill’s flowers are unique in that they are grown in the same soil and with the same intention as all of our seasonal produce, chemical-free and happy.
Windy Hill’s young, emerging orchard was started with the goal of adding perennial fruit to our harvest. With a few exceptions, the orchard is primarily focused on summer fruit production: blueberries, blackberries, and “old-southern” apple varieties all chosen for their summer fruiting. In addition, we have also cultivated muscadines/scuppernongs, asian pears, native persimmons, and wild plums. Our “first fruits” during the establishment phase have us excited, and we think it’s one of the most beautiful locations on the Farm too!