Amy and George
Amy’s Garden has been growing and selling great organic produce and cut flowers since 1995. What began as an ambitious backyard garden quickly blossomed into a full time farming career for husband and wife team Amy Hicks & George Ferguson. Nowadays, with the help of a dedicated team of seasonal employees they grow an amazingly diverse selection of specialty vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on their organic farm in historic Charles City county, VA.
The farm has been Certified Organic since 2000. Amy’s Garden sells their USDA Certified Organic produce and flowers at local farmers markets in Richmond and Williamsburg and offers the only Certified Organic CSA option in the area.
How we grow
Amy’s Garden is a USDA Inspected Certified Organic farm; on our farm we never use herbicides, harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. As organic farmers, we understand that the key to healthy crops is a vibrant, nurtured soil. We strive to stimulate and build soil life by utilizing compost, organic mulches and crop rotation, which help keep the land healthy and productive for future generations.
We also plant cover crops which naturally fix nitrogen, add organic matter to the soil and provide habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife while preventing erosion. Permanent plantings of flowering plants provide a vital source of food and nectar to insects and wildlife that make the farm their home and several areas of native milkweed have been planted just for our monarch butterfly friends who migrate through each season.
This unique set of strategies allows the farm to integrate farm production with longer-term environmental goals, guided by the principles of organic regenerative agriculture.