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Meet Norton Friends and Farmers Market's Vendor

Bloomberry Farm (Buren)

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I have been farming for a long time, over 50 years. I raise a variety of fruits and vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, onions, blackberries and blueberries. I also sell walnuts and wood crafts. My farm is located in Dryden and Big Stone Gap, Va.

Bolling Farm and Produce


We have been farming for over 20 years and raise all kinds of vegetables, including sugar snap peas, onions, potatoes, squash, green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers. Our farm is located in Wise, Va.

Mullins Orchard and Produce (Roy and Dianna)


We have been raising apples for over 38 years. PBS has a documentary, "Applewise," that followed Roy for five years and the family of three generations. Our physical location is 6832 Orby Cantrell Highway. Here you may purchase homemade apple butter, old-fashioned mixed pickles, kraut pickles, jams, jellies, different varieties of apples and heirloom produce. Our farm is located in Wise, Va.

Ziegenwald Dairy, LLC (John)

John Woodworth Ziegenwald.jpgWe got our first goats in 1994 and received our Grade A Dairy License in May 2008. We make a wide assortment of goat's milk cheeses. We raise a variety of livestock, as well as heirloom seed for our use as well as for a seed company. Our farm is located in Gate City, Va. Check out our Website.

Pollinator Produce Partners (Joe and Becca)

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We're a young couple growing on a beautiful century farm in Duffield Virginia. We are committed to celebrating the natural ecosystems of this region, and to that end we work to build soil, insect diversity, and a native seed-bed. We never use any synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or fertilizers, and are committed to growing all open-pollinated varieties - no GMOs or hybrids! We grow a wide diversity of produce and tree crops, along with raising our chickens, growing our on-site botanical gardens, and cooking,canning, and baking our excess all season long. We sell at markets and also through our CSA, where our members can reserve special produce boxes for the whole growing season.

Marla Weitzman

Marla Weitzman

Weitzman, a baker and English Literature professor at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, brings an impressive array of homemade goods to the market each week. Jalapeno popper bread, banana bread, sour dough bread, monkey bread, chocolate babka, and an array of scones and pretzels regularly greet customers.
Weitzman began selling at Norton’s market several years ago, though baking has been a lifelong love.