A historic farm in rural Virginia
Amy's Garden is located on 70 acres in Charles City County Virginia on a historic farm property known as Rural Shades. The farm dates back to the 17th Century, when it was owned by the Lamb family, which traces its roots to the revolutionary war. Rural Shades was planted with soybeans when George and Amy bought it, and it required a tremendous amount of work and organic fertilizer to amend the soil and bring it up to Amy's Garden standards.
The farm today is beautiful and productive, with a healthy mix of cultivated and wild plants and animals. Tomatoes and zinnias mingle with chickens and the occasional farm cat, all helped along by busy seasonal work crews. To Amy and George it represents a satisfying end point in the trajectory from home garden to beloved local organic farm.
The farm is conveniently located between Richmond and Williamsburg, making weekly jaunts to farmer's markets in both cities manageable.