One of the many goals here at Blue Ridge Farm is to offer heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables that are best suited for our short northern growing season. By selectively saving seeds from the healthiest and earliest plants in our garden, we will continue to improve upon our original seed stock and be able to offer plants that are ideally adapted here. So many times over the years, we have seen farmers offering vegetables for sale not because they are suited to that particular growing climate but because they are “popular” to sell. This results in a product that is unripe and underwhelming in flavor – the opposite of what an heirloom should be! Our two large commercial greenhouses and outdoor gardens allow us to grow vegetables nearly year-round. While we offer a wide selection of garden plants and produce, our main focus remains on hot peppers, tomatoes, and cabbage.
We grow and select for plants that mature quickly in our northern climate without sacrificing flavor. We specialize in open-pollinated tomatoes and peppers, with a special focus on heirloom hot peppers. If you are bored with the same old jalapeños and bell peppers, give one of our rare pepper varieties a try. From sweet pimentos to spicy cayennes and floral biquinhos, we have got you covered!