Puckette Farms partners with VCE in Campbell County to provide a community-supported agriculture program

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A family-owned and operated farm is partnering with the Campbell County Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Office.

The partnership between the VCE and Puckette Farms — located in Gladys — will provide a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program to the area for the summer 2022 season.

“Through the purchase of CSA memberships, members are pledging to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production,” said Darienne Montgomery, the Agriculture Marketing Sustainability Assistant, located at the Campbell County VCE office. “The CSA allows the farm to have working capital in the late winter and early spring when it is needed most and guarantees a market for the produce that will be grown.”

In addition to helping cover the costs of the farm’s production, members will receive a weekly box of produce from summer through early fall. Those interested in purchasing CSA memberships can online at $360 per year. The fee covers produce for 12 weeks, to be distributed from June through September, and will be a variety of homegrown vegetables.

Puckette Farms dates back to the early 1900s and was first purchased by James Douglas Puckette and his wife Victoria. The Puckette family has raised timber, tobacco, hemp, cattle and recently completed their first produce season distributing 6,000-bushel boxes to grocery stores throughout the east coast.

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