Thomas R. Davenport
Matthew T. Davenport
1436 Snowden Road
Delaplane, VA 20144
GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH
(from an old English cup)
Let the wealthy and great
Roll in splendour and state.
I envy them not, I declare it.
I eat my own lamb,
My own chickens and ham;
I shear my own fleece
and I wear it.
I have lawns; I have bowers.
I have fruits; I have flowers.
The lark is my morning alarmer
So jolly boys now,
Here's God speed the plough.
Long life and success to the
Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Vegetables closed for 2013
See you in May 2014 for Pick- Your-Own Strawberries!
Here's a chart of what we usually pick throughout the produce season.
|strawberries and spring vegetables, lettuce, radishes, arugula, snow peas
|Late June, early July
||sour cherries, raspberries, blackberries, lettuce, radishes
||peaches, Japanese plums, Asian pears, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, beans, okra, eggplant, squash, dig-your-own potatoes, cut flowers, and other summer vegetables
||the pumpkin patch, apples, fall greens,
dig-your-own peanuts and potatoes
Born and raised on grass on Hollin Farms
Hay for Horses (hayhorse.com)
Hollin Farms is a four-generation family farm next to Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County, northern Virginia, about 45 minutes from the Washington, DC beltway.
We specialize in grass-fed natural Angus beef, heritage "Gloucestershire Old Spot" pork, fescue-free hay for horses, and a variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables throughout the seasons.
Hollin Farms was started by the late Robert C. Davenport in the early 1950s. The farm is named after Hollin Hills
, an award-winning community of modern houses that he developed in Fairfax county in the 1950s and 60s. At Hollin he focused on performance testing bulls, and over 50 years developed an outstanding purebred Angus herd, selling bulls to mainly commercial cattle operations. He was awarded the Virginia Cattleman of the Year award for his efforts at improving beef cattle in Virginia.
See Hollin Farms videos on YouTube.
Interested in gleaning for the food bank? Contact our gleaning coordinator Barbara Tourtelot at gleanforgood @ gmail.com.
Matt Davenport has a Master of Engineering degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University. He manages the day to day operations of the farm. His wife Shannon is a nurse at Prince William Hospital in Manassas and is active in the Farm to School program that promotes student involvement in harvesting food from local farms and serving in school lunches. Matt and Shannon were the recipients of the 2005 "Young Farmer Achievement Award" for the state of Virginia from the Virginia Farm Bureau.
Tom grew up on the farm and has been a filmmaker for most of his life, best known for making a number of films on American folklore subjects and a series of adaptations of folktales called From the Brothers Grimm. He has developed folkstreams.net to video stream documentaries on American roots cultures.
Mimi Davenport, (wife of Tom, mother of Matt) in farm wife tradition, runs the office, keeps the books and does the billing. She is also the master of this website.