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Welcome to Berries on Bryan Station, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located northeast of beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. We are USDA Certified Organic.

We're taking a break from offering our CSA member baskets in 2013 and giving the farm and our favorite farmer a well-deserved rest!

The Walles family invites you to enjoy the bounty of the earth. Please send an email to Erik if you would like to be alerted of opportunities to purchase eggs and produce as available during the 2013 growing season.

Organic and Local

Our farm is located near the geographic center of "bluegrass country".  Our soil tests high in both phosphorous and calcium which is useful not only for building strong bones for racehorses, but also for helping people stay healthy when they eat our veggies, berries, and herbs.

We are a "Community Supported Agriculture"(CSA) business that offers "members" an equal "share" in the output of the farm.  Benefits to you include: 
1)  Organic veggies that are even fresher than those which you can buy at farmer's markets;
2)  More varieties such as tasty and beautiful heirloom ones;
3 )  A generous value for your dollars in total quantities of berries, veggies, herbs and cut flowers over the entire season; and
4 )  An opportunity to bond with the farm and the farmer.
It is especially fun for families to plant seeds and plants that we provide in the "member garden".  Families visit their own plants during the season and get to harvest their own veggies.  No work is required from the members-everything is ready for them on pickup days.


We think that organic farming is better for the consumer, the environment, and the farmer.  We are in our fifth season of farming using organic principles including no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers.  We applied for "USDA organic certification" and recently were audited in November 2009 by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for compliance with strict requirements. Berries is now USDA Certified Organic!

We purchase seeds from other organic farms and from rare seed sources.  We grow many old-fashioned varieties of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers.  These seeds are highly treasured and passed down from one family generation to another.  The varieties are bred for flavor and appearance.  For example, our strawberries have wonderful flavor, are bright red, are very large, and are not hollow inside.  Additional examples include our Purple Russian, Golden Jubilee, Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, Homer and German Pink beefsteak tomatoes.  These are typically expensive at farmer's markets, but are in abundance in our baskets from July through September.  We work hard to make our CSA an excellent value proposition when compared to both farmer's market and organic food store pricing.  Eating healthy food is the cheapest health insurance that you can buy!

Fun, Healthy and Kentucky Proud

Members join our CSA during March and April and pick up baskets of vegetables at our farm every Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm from May through September. Everything is picked fresh that day and reflects what is ripe during that week. Customers enjoy the drive in the country to the farm and feeling connected to the season, the food and the people who grow it.

In addition to our CSA program, we deliver on a weekly basis to local restaurants.  If you are a chef, please click here.

Erik started the business in December of 2005 after taking a course titled “Tilling the Soil of Opportunity” offered by the Lexington Small Business Development Center. He decided to form a CSA farm after listening to several presentations by farmers at the southern sustainable agriculture work group in Louisville.

Erik is so passionate and excited about what he is doing because it has been a lifelong dream that is now being fulfilled.

Erik and Gayle and their two sons Brett and Grant moved to the Lexington area in 2005 from the Akron area.

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Fresh local produce for your health and enjoyment every week.

Click here for the Top Ten Reasons to join our CSA

 

Walles Brothers' Herbs

Walles Brothers' Herbs is a division of Berries On Bryan Station where brothers Brett and Grant focus on growing, harvesting and drying high quality organic herbs.  Their products can be found at Windy Corner Market!

 

Watch a slide show of farm photos taken in 2009 by clicking on Grant and his radishes!

2010 photos can be viewed by clicking the volunteer strawberry pickers below

Learn more about volunteering and working at Berries by clicking here!

   

4744 Bryan Station, Lexington, KY
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