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All our farm products are produced at our mountainstead. Though we are not certified organic, we maintain better than organic standards for all our vegetables, fruits, animals and fiber. You won’t find any herbicides, pesticides or chemicals here at Poe Run.

Farmers Markets

Elkins, WV

Visit Poe Run Craft & Provisions (nearly) every Saturday at Elkins Farmers Market at Town Square from 8am-12pm. We sell everything from our famous Duck eggs, Mountainstead Jam and Jelly, fresh baked goodies, hand-picked blueberries, blackberries and black raspberries, Mountainside honey and of course our unique tomatoes, greens and veggies Margaret has planted.

Bridgeport, WV

Beginning November 10th, 2019, and every second Sunday each month, we’ll be at Bridgeport Winter Market inside the Bridgeport Conference Center from 11am - 2pm.

Come by and say “hi”. We’ll have Honey, Duck Eggs, Garlic (eight varieties), jam & jelly, Margaret’s famous baked goods (Turmeric cookies, crumb bar, Biscotti to name a few) and fiber products. As the season changes we’ll also have our handcrafted Maple Syrup, Black Walnut Syrup and other winter goodies. Of course don’t miss our heritage, organically-feed pork and non-GMO lamb both finished on apples which imparts a unique flavor unlike anything you’ve had before.


Organic Livestock Feed

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Soy-Free Goat Feed

Soy-Free Goat Feed

We are your local organic feed source. Premium quality, New Country Organics uses only North American grains, is soy-free, has corn-free options and is available for all your poultry/fowl and four-legged farm animals.

We stock duck & chicken layer, chicken grower, 12% swine and goat feeds. If there are any New Organics products you’d like, please let us know.

4% discount on 15+ *

7% discount on 30+ *

*50lbs feed only, excludes sale price
Feed, 50 lb. Bag
from 28.00

Our certified organic, soy-free feed is a complete nutritional feed of cracked and milled grain. See features for complete ingredient list. Made exclusively with North American Organic Grains.


Garlic Now Available

Try different garlics for unique flavors from America’s Wild Appalachia

We grow garlic on our terraced mountainside garden without chemicals or herbicides. Our 2019 test crop yielded beautiful softneck and hardneck varieties. It is now available in braids, sampler packs and small quantities at Elkins Farmers Market through mid October and at select Bridgeport Winter Farmers Market dates. Visit David at these markets for the crisp Georgian Crystal, the sassy hot Romanian Red, the sweet Chesnok Red, or the classic California White softneck. Garlic is fertilized with comfrey tea and worm tea, both produced here at Poe Run.

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Legacy Garden

The Legacy Garden honors all women who garden. It was dedicated May 19, 2019 in the memory of Elena Sette Bruning, Margaret’s dear mother who many came to call Mom. Plants may come and go, ephemeral with the seasons, but the legacy of a woman’s hands in the soil and her character goes on forever here at the Legacy Garden.

If you would like to contribute plants or seeds in the name of a gardener, please contact us.

 

Labor

We strive to serve any and all members of the general public, family, friends, academicians, thought leaders, community leaders, and any one else looking for space to breath, shift gears, or be surrounded by nature, learn something new, see art everywhere, or simply break bread.

 
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Mapping the Legacy Garden

Imagine a garden under restoration. Different plants came up this year than in previous years, ones we didn’t put in, we just cleared space for them to grow. And now we’ve added some 30 more plants from others. Time to keep up with what’s what! We’re attempting to map and do photo documentation as a way to keep track of the plantings and who they are attributed to. Time to learn how to map a garden, and keep good records. We’re also looking for good “natural looking” plant markers.

 
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High Tunnel

Through a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) NRCS grant, we been approved to install a 26’x48’ high tunnel to extend our growing seasons and increase our capacity to share our food at the farmers market and schools.

 
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Maple Season

We love maple season as the cool nights and warmer days cause the sap within the trees, we mostly care about the Sugar Maple, start to move from the roots where it is stored over the cold winter up the trunk and into the branches to supply nutrients to grow. By tapping the tree with a small hole, we are able to extract a small amount of this sap, which is hopefully crystal clear “water” and convert it into syrup.

 
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Homestead Renovation

Now that the snow has melted and the temps are warmer, it’s time to replace the siding on Carter House. We’ve ordered about 1500bf of rough-sawn lumber from Helvetia Timberworks. Additionally, we’ll be replacing the oak siding with a bit more forgiving hemlock board and batten and using Zip Systems sheathing to create a rain screen behind. This of course will change the overall look of Carter House, but we think a subtle difference will be welcomed.

Built by the the previous owners, the Carters, with their friends and family during the 1970s and 80s, the homestead reflects the American back-to-the-land movement, in which people left the cities in favor of a simpler lifestyle in a rural environment where they could grow their own food and raise their children. 


 
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Suggested Gear

They say in West Virginia if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. For navigating slopes and uneven terrain, muck boots are essential footwear, especially those with good tread. Margaret swears by LaCrosse brand muck boots, both the winter tall and 3-season mid-calf height.