Grapewood Farm, owned by Alexandria residents Fred and Cathy Sachs, received the 2022 Sierra Club’s Living Green Award on May 11, according to a news release.
Presented by the Rappahannock Group Sierra Club, the award recognized the farm’s outstanding practice in nature farming and sustainability. The 500- acre farm works mostly with small grains and stone ground flour.
Grapewood Far m’s rewarded practices include no-till and reduced tillage methods in a three-year field rotation. Additionally, the farm utilizes cover crops and on-site composting to improve the quality of the soil while rebuilding fertility.
The 500-acre farm dedicates 130 acres to farmland and is a member of the Common Grain Alliance, meaning that it distributes grains and flours to various Mid-Atlantic vendors. -firstname.lastname@example.org