International Neighbors Partnership

Bellair Farm is proud to announce an expanding partnership with International Neighbors! International Neighbors is an advocacy organization in Charlottesville that helps refugee families with everything from healthcare to housing to community connections and skills. We are excited to be a part of their mission. Last year, we were able […]

A Visit to Creambrook Farm

Hi everyone, Michelle here! I’m dying to tell you guys about my recent visit to Creambrook Farm. Farmers Kristen and Ben Beichler were kind enough to take time out of their day to talk to me, which is saying a lot, because since they are still milking, there is no […]

The Farm is Alive!

This week has been a welcome break in the weather for everyone on the farm, human and animal alike! Our chickens are laying more eggs, our pigs are more cheerful and less ravenously hungry, and the wildlife has been visible and abundant! One species that seems particularly transformed by this […]

Farm Wish List 3

Winter is a very dynamic time on the farm. We start this season off with an assessment of our farm operation and create from that conversation two lists, one of tasks to be completed and one of materials needed to complete them. Some items pop up on our “To Buy” […]

A House Meal 2

Hi everyone, Michelle here. I recently saw this article from Bon Appetite about having a house meal, and it was a bit of a revelation. Not so much for my own cooking, but for explaining my cooking approach to others. You see, I already have a house meal, I just […]

The Tale of the Missing Pig 2

If you are friends with anyone on the Bellair Crew, you may have already heard the Tale of the Missing Pig. If you haven’t, well this is your lucky day! Read on: Our story begins Tuesday, October 3. We had purchased a pregnant sow and were bringing her home to […]

Fungus Among Us: Mushrooms at Bellair Farm

Fall is a fun and fruitful time on the farm — especially for mushrooms! Bellair’s mushroom logs are fruiting full-tilt this fall. Come by the Meade Park or Saturday City Markets to snag some for yourself and read on to learn more about this cool project! Bellair farmer Michelle first […]

Announcing the 2017 Bellair Farm Volunteership

We are so excited to announce a new program at the farm: our 2017 Volunteership! Do you want to: Learn more about sustainable agriculture? Spend more time outside? Meet some great people? Get your hands dirty? Eat yummy veggies?   Then the Volunteership is a great fit for you! Join […]

Announcing Thanksgiving & Pork Shares!

Happy Fall Everyone! Our official CSA season has ended for the year, and though it’s nice to be moving at a slower pace, our crew already misses seeing our wonderful members every week. We want to spread the word about two opportunities to share our delicious vegetables, meat, and eggs with […]

Okraphobia, okraphilia

As with many of the world’s wonderful vegetables, okra’s birthplace remains disputed. Though the drought and heat-resistant mallow appears to come from a tropical location, okra lovers and scientists from around the world can’t seem to agree on exactly which tropical location it is. The proposed parent species of okra […]