what we do
My family purchased Blue Hill in 2006 as a weekend getaway – a chance for our daughter Mallory and her friends to connect with the outdoors. Over the next several years we restored the inside of Blue Hill back to its original splendor. Blue Hill is a working farm, occasionally you may see us working in the fields, gardens or apiary.
Our goal is to maintain this beautiful farm while introducing guests to the wonders of Clarke County. We respect the land and believe in co-existing with the wildlife around Blue Hill.
We always have something going on here at the farm. See what we’ve been up to recently.
- Two startup organic farms began at Blue Hill one – Shenandoah Seasonal is down the road!
- Started the Blue Hill apiary
- Created butterfly cafes by planting the full cycle of plants to sustain the full butterfly cycle
- Became a certified tree forest
- Bird feeders set up around the house
- Rain harvesting
- Reduce mowing to support migratory bird populations and allow for wildflower batches
- Built cedar raised beds to start planting organic produce
- Continue to enrich gardens to support pollinators and beneficial insects
- Purchased bat houses, marlin houses and blue bird houses to set up around the fields
- Cleaning products are all environmentally safe
- Chemicals are not used in the gardens or around the outdoor spaces
- Use products from companies focused on minimizing the impact on the environment and giving back to the community