Great Day Gardens is a market garden and wood-fired bakery in Forest, Virginia that links people to the land and food by producing healthy food for our community.
In the garden, we rely on natural sources of fertility such as compost, cover crops, and rock minerals. Our produce is never sprayed with synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides of any kind. Although we are not certified organic, we strive for an abundant farm ecosystem and go beyond organic requirements by using gentle soil practices, planting pollinator habitat, and building soils rich in organic material.
Our bread is leavened s…lowly with only wild yeast, adding complex flavors while facilitating digestion and nutrient absorption in the gut. Baked in a wood-fired oven, the loaves are crusty on the outside but soft and flavorful inside. Most of our bread is vegan, and we include organic and regionally grown grains whenever possible. You can also find our wood-fired pastries at Saturday farmers markets.
Where to Find Us:
Farm Stand: We are set up at the farm every Wednesday from 3 PM to 6 PM through the end of October 2017. Get it at the source!
Farmers Markets: Saturday mornings you can also find us at the Lynchburg Community Market, Grandin Village Community Market in Roanoke (late April-late October) and at the Forest Farmers Market (late April-late October).
Local shops: Our produce and bread go to an ever-changing list of local restaurants and groceries on a weekly basis. As of summer 2017, we are distributing to The Well in Bedford, Uprooted food truck, the LEAP Mobile Market in Roanoke, and Fortunato in Roanoke.
Community Supported Agriculture Program: One of the best ways to support us is to join our CSA program. Members pay in advance to receive a weekly basket of produce and/or duck eggs and bread during the growing season. Email us or check out the CSA page for more information!
Facebook: We are always posting updates about our products and special events, so like us on facebook! It is a good way to keep in the loop about where we will be and when. We could always use more friends! Facebook.com/greatdaygardens
Michael Grantz and Arden Jones are the farm managers and would be happy to answer any questions about our growing practices. If you want to contact them about the gardens or educational events, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.