Welcome to Our Farm!

Fresh | Certified Naturally Grown | Local

   Fountain of Youth Gardens is an acre and a half of biodynamic, regenerative, sustainable Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), mixed vegetable and fruit farm. One of the first CNG farms in West Virginia, the farm was established in 2018 by Clinton “Bear” Dunlap, a multi-generation farmer.

   Bear wanted a way to bring much needed local, fresh and superior quality food to the community, and also provide for the needs of everyone involved, including those of our environment.

Bear Dunlap

Owner/Operator

We Go Beyond Organic Standards

  At Fountain of Youth Gardens Farm, our practices differ a lot differently from your “run of the mill” farms. The farm is Certified Naturally Grown, and is Certified Veganic. We use sustainable regenerative, ecological ideals, standards and processes both on and off of the farm. Our no-till growing beds and methods are part of a symphony that work in unison with nature. We don’t have much soil erosion, and our soils are a living ecosystem.

  Because this is a no-till farm, we are not turning over soil, filled with stored weed seeds, and therefore we don’t have many weeds at all. We do not use harmful chemicals, or synthetic chemicals/fertilizers. Other amazing benefits from these standards are no run off into the local estuaries or the Chesapeake bay water shed.

  Beneficial insects are bought and set free to ensure that we use the best biodynamic system possible with the least amount of pest pressure. We only use compostable packaging and bags. Having you visit our page is appreciated, and we continue to look forward to supporting the local communities with clean, nutritious, local, sustainable products and food. Thank you for your support!

  We take pride in nature, and plant “buffer zones” to establish trees, wild flowers for bees, and milkweed for lady bugs and butterflies etc. There are also water catchment systems, and water recycling from our wash stations. We strive to make habitats for life and our Veganic methods mean that we have never use animal products on the farm at all, no fertilizer etc.

  We don’t have the food contamination risk with ecoli, listeria etc. that has happened recently on farms with different standards. We use plant-based Humus, compost and cover crops with some permaculture practices to remineralize. As a result, the soil is a much more balanced living ecosystem.

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Our Farm Share Program

Half Share

The half share is 5-7 different varieties of produce once per week.

Full Share

The full share is 8-12 different varieties of produce once per week.

Farm Hours

Tues.- Sun: 11am - 6pm

Tel: 304-279-3096

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