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Natalie Friend of Tudor Hall Farm

Natalie Grantham Friend has recently taken over her family farm for reasons that are sometimes unclear even to her. She grew up doing this and knows no different; as part of the eighth generation at Tudor Hall Farm, you might say it’s in her blood. Her passion is real food in every aspect, from origin to table. Tudor Hall Farm may be found selling at the Shepherdstown Farmers Market, Charles Town Farmers Market, and Bolivar Farmers Market, as well as The Black Dog Coffee Company and at their farm by appointment. Visit their website at www.tudorhallfarmwv.com and follow them on Facebook and on Instagram at @tudorhallfarm.

Phil Mastrangelo of Mellow Moods Café

Inspired by the relaxed tropical atmosphere of the rural Hawaiian island of Kauai where they spent their honeymoon, Phil and Shanna Mastrangelo opened Mellow Moods Café in 2007 with the goal of offering quick, healthy, and affordable food in an earthy, mellow atmosphere to the people of Shepherdstown and the surrounding areas. Over the last decade they have expanded and refined their menu with a focus on being environmentally friendly to our one and only Earth while supporting local famers and community members.

Lars Prillaman and Leslie Randall of Green Gate Farm

Green Gate Farm is a small family farm near Shepherdstown, WV, with humble beginnings but rapidly shaping into a locavore go-to producer. Lars and Leslie market their products through their CSA, on-farm sales, and restaurant sales in Shepherdstown, as well as at the Charles Town Farmers Market. They grow produce on one to two acres and raise livestock on approximately ten acres. Their goal is to use traditional farming practices mixed with contemporary organic methods while using draft horse power.

Patricia Stephenson of Moon on the Mountain Farm

Moon on the Mountain is a woman-owned and operated mixed farm in Kearneysville, WV that produces sustainably grown fresh quality fruits, vegetables, eggs and flowers. Owner Patricia Stephenson offers community supported agriculture (CSA) shares and operates at local farmers markets and events. Patricia also raises alpaca and sheep for fine-quality fiber for handspinners and crafters.