Brady's Farms & Produce is a multi-generational, family owned farm located in Carroll County, Virginia. The farm was started by the late Tom Brady, father of the late Marvin Donald Brady. The farm's roots can be traced back to the late 1800's. After Tom Brady died, Donald took over the farm and was joined by his daughter Debby in 1974. Working together, Donald and Debby primarily grew cabbage as, at that time, Carroll County was one of the largest cabbage producing counties in the state.
In the 1990's, as plans for the Southwest Virginia Farmer's Market were being finalized, Brady's Farms began to diversify from growing primarily cabbage to growing just about everything that you could grow in your garden at home, just on a much larger scale. Once the Farmers Market was built, Donald's other daughter, Donna joined the operation doing wholesale and retail sales of the produce that Donald and Debby were growing. Donald died in 2004 and Debby has carried on the tradition of the family farm.
Brady's Farms practices crop rotation techniques that allow for the soil to regain much needed nutrients from year to year. As we have farms situated throughout Carroll County, beginning with growing year 2010, we will be farming in the Woodlawn area of the county. We generally grow about 50 acres of crops each year. We grow a wide array of vegetables for the consumer including but not limited to sweet corn, cabbage, potatoes, summer squash, zucchini, mustard greens, tomatoes, half-runner beans, tenderette beans, October beans and fall squash. In addition to vegetables, we partner with Ayers Orchard in Cana, Virginia to offer peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples beginning in mid-summer. We also partner with farmers' and growers from as far away as Ellerbe, North Carolina to as close as Mt. Airy, North Carolina to provide you, the consumer, with the freshest fruits and vegetables that you can get, short of growing them yourself.
For more information, contact Debby 'Brady' Goad at 276-398-2015 or stop by our retail section of the Southwest Virginia Farmer's Market located on Farmers Market Drive in Hillsville, Virginia just off Interstate 77, exit 14. Our phone number is 276-728-2433.