Stories from Shenandoah County agriculture.

Pot Town Organics

Pot Town OrganicsOn a Saturday afternoon in mid-March, Patty Mullen was on duty as manager at Pot Town Organics, which opened in October, 2014, in the building that formerly housed the venerable Artz Hardware. The visit illuminated connections with a forerunner organic gardens farm, a nearby restaurant, and a county solar power vendor. Pot Town Organics is owned and operated by Janet and Ron Heishman, long known, and admired, for their Gabalot Gardens enterprise, established in 1996 on, of all places, Green Acre Drive. The Heishman’s newest venture offers an extensive and eclectic variety of items – from seeds, plants, and soils, to herbs, spices, flours, canning supplies, gardening tools, animal feed, and a just-added selection of essential oils. Read More...

By |March 24th, 2016|Vendor Visits|Comments Off on Pot Town Organics

Natural Art Garden Center

On the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, a mid-afternoon visit to the Natural Art Garden Center found long-time customers Mike and Mary Harless, of a remote area near Lebanon Church, discussing spring soil amending and plant selections with owner-manager Lynne Phillips. “My mother-in-law lives here in Toms Brook, and we passed [the Center] when they were building it, so it was natural for us to shop here,” Mike Harless said. “They always give us great advice and we can find plants here we don’t find at the big box stores or at other nurseries. We’ve gotten vegetables, shrubs, and fruit trees here." Read More...

By |March 21st, 2016|Vendor Visits|Comments Off on Natural Art Garden Center