Goldman Farm is a sixth generation family farm in Charlotte County, VA. Brick Goldman, the owner and farm manager, is known as a community leader, especially among fellow farmers. Brick began working with Local Food Hub in 2013, when a network of growers in the Lynchburg and Danville areas got together to pursue new market opportunities. Brick and nearby farmers DJ Livengood, of Walnut Winds Farm, and John Eby, of Eby’s Produce, often coordinate deliveries into Charlottesville.
Brick uses many sustainable farming techniques on his farm, including crop rotation and off-season cover crops, to ensure the soil is rich and ready for the next season’s planting. He has a high regard for food safety, and has Harmonized GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification, a government- and industry-recognized standard in food safety.
Goldman Farm grows many traditional southern favorites, including collard greens, kale, summer squash, peas, and more. His produce makes its way into the hands of hungry schoolchildren, such as during Charlottesville City Schools’ Harvest of the Month Program. Brick has recently started a hub of farmers near Farmville, the Southside Virginia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Learn more about the association here.