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Evergreen Acres

Evergreen Acres Our website is www.evergreenacres.biz We are a direct marketing farm with the choose and pick approach. We are not a theme park selling ag products.

All produce here is grown here. The only organic farm in Prince William County.

Operating as usual

Being a warmer than usual day, it’s a good time for the bees to clean out a couple honey buckets.   By the end of the da...
11/28/2021

Being a warmer than usual day, it’s a good time for the bees to clean out a couple honey buckets. By the end of the day they won’t be sticky. When bees are cleaning up like this they won’t sting.

We’ll open for our 31st year of tree sales on December 4th.  SeeWww.evergreenacres.biz  for all the details.   Advise av...
11/22/2021

We’ll open for our 31st year of tree sales on December 4th. See
Www.evergreenacres.biz for all the details. Advise avoiding heavy crowds mid-day on the 4th & 5th.

A couple months ago one of my honey buckets broke and emptied on the floor.  It was ruined for me, but I saved what I co...
11/08/2021

A couple months ago one of my honey buckets broke and emptied on the floor. It was ruined for me, but I saved what I could and put most of it out for the bees today. Bees are such amazing chemists, they can take very compromised honey and make it good again. With this warm week and the pollen all gone I figured this would be a good time for them to top off their comb in preparation for winter.....a huge hit!

10/24/2021

Today will be the last day for the pumpkin patch. We’ve got too many activities for next weekend to have it in the mix.

I got a call from a homeowner in Manassas after his arborist taking out a risky tree encountered bees. I trimmed the log...
10/17/2021

I got a call from a homeowner in Manassas after his arborist taking out a risky tree encountered bees. I trimmed the log at both ends to make it easier to handle and returned after dark to capture all the bees in the log. I don’t know the condition of the comb or queen after falling about 30’ to the ground but will hope for the best. I have returned the log to its original position and left a slight gap between the blocks at the bottom so the bees can egress. My plan of next action around February 1 will bee to raise the log and place an empty hive box under it with a large hole in the lid and a couple frames of honey inside. With honey stores running low inside the log that time of year I’m hoping the bees will move down into the hive box. From my experience, splitting the log now to empty the contents would not end well.

10/15/2021

We won't be opening the hayride to the pumpkin patch tomorrow (Saturday) with the rain passing through. We'll be open Sunday.

We’ll be opening for hayride to the pumpkin patch In spite of the light chance of rain.  We’ll be open Saturdays and Sun...
10/07/2021

We’ll be opening for hayride to the pumpkin patch In spite of the light chance of rain. We’ll be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon til 5 thru October 30th. Check here for possible updates. Pumpkins are $.50 per pound; no other fees.

We’ve got lots of organic acorn squash available in the brewery.
09/22/2021

We’ve got lots of organic acorn squash available in the brewery.

OMG!  I just worked this hive from the other side, blowing smoke across the bottom and opening the top to check for quee...
05/28/2021

OMG! I just worked this hive from the other side, blowing smoke across the bottom and opening the top to check for queen right and this little pup never moved. I didn’t see it til I was about to step in there and check the next one. I will continue my checking another day.

Mother’s Day Special!  On Saturday from noon til 4:00 get composted horse litter for $5 per bucket (9 cu. ft.) and give ...
05/07/2021

Mother’s Day Special! On Saturday from noon til 4:00 get composted horse litter for $5 per bucket (9 cu. ft.) and give life to your garden this year.

05/02/2021

Swarm catching part 2.

05/02/2021

Scouting the front field this morning and found ANOTHER swarm. Part 1

On April 10 & 11, we'll be hosting a living history event with 30 to 40 re-enactors.  On Saturday, you'll be able to wat...
03/31/2021

On April 10 & 11, we'll be hosting a living history event with 30 to 40 re-enactors. On Saturday, you'll be able to watch soldiers drill in the field all day, visit their camps and ask them questions. Firing demonstrations are at 1:00 & 3:00 pm. There could possibly be a skirmish later in the evening.
On Sunday they will be drilling in the field and camps with a firing demonstration at 1:00 pm.
There is no charge to attend this event.

My first cut-out of the year.  I’ll go pick them up after dark tonight.
03/26/2021

My first cut-out of the year. I’ll go pick them up after dark tonight.

A reminder to our tree-cutting patrons that we're making a break in tradition this year and opening December 5th rather ...
11/22/2020
Welcome to Evergreen Acres

A reminder to our tree-cutting patrons that we're making a break in tradition this year and opening December 5th rather than Black
Friday. All the tree info is on our website, www.evergreenacres.biz

This is a choose and pick operation at a real farm.  We never charge an admission fee. All field work is done by Jim so if you have a growing question, feel free to ask.  We are located at 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville, VA 20181

10/18/2020

Candice and Josey helping with the cut out mounting honey comb into a frame. Candidates from the last election donated their signs to the PW Bee Club, which we can use in a lot of places. We’re planning our next Bee Club meeting for November 9th at 7 pm at Cedsr Run Brewery. Join us if you’re fascinated with bees. We offer a bee school in January and February.

I squeezed in a cut out last week.  It was a bit challenging getting the bees in my box but they finally went along with...
10/18/2020

I squeezed in a cut out last week. It was a bit challenging getting the bees in my box but they finally went along with the program. In one pic you’ll notice them up against the ceiling and in the bottom half of a cinder block in another.

10/13/2020

Sorry for not posting sooner but our pumpkin patch drown in the 14” of August rain. I’ve been busy getting fields cleaned up from the 6’ of rain in ‘18.

08/22/2020

I was checking on a possible bee rescue at an apartment complex and the grounds person showed me what he considered to be the source. A beautiful bee hive!

08/12/2020

Doing a little plowing.

I’ve been watching the killdeer running the parking lot and finally found their nest.
05/17/2020

I’ve been watching the killdeer running the parking lot and finally found their nest.

05/09/2020
Catching bee swarm

We’re heavy into bee swarm season now. I’ve captured 4 on the farm so far this year. Here’s a how-to on catching a swarm. Thanks to Candice for filming.

04/22/2020

Busy with the bees making splits and this swarm lands in the parking lot. All I had to do was put a box down and they walked right in.

Finished planting the last of 4,000 tree seedlings Friday.  No virus out here and the work’s got to get done.
03/30/2020

Finished planting the last of 4,000 tree seedlings Friday. No virus out here and the work’s got to get done.

The Headwaters Foundation Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is a workforce development program that trains new beekeeper...
01/03/2020

The Headwaters Foundation Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is a workforce development program that trains new beekeeper-entrepreneurs to maintain honey bee hives for profit. Their goal is to create economic opportunities for rural families by helping members learn the art, science, and business of earning a sustainable income through beekeeping. Miss Cindy Bee, program staff, will share her stories about this innovative program on Tuesday January 14th at 7 pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren (in the sanctuary) located at 10047 Nokesville Rd, Manassas, VA 20110. This event is free and open to the public.
Miss Cindy Bee is a third-generation beekeeper. She is a national and international educator on a variety of sustainable beekeeping subjects. Miss Bee managed apiary studies for the University of Georgia, is past President of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, and was Georgia Beekeeper of the Year in 2007. She is also the author of the book Honey Bee Removal: A Step by Step Guide and ran a full-time bee removal business for over fourteen years.

Cedar Run Brewery
12/24/2019

Cedar Run Brewery

I've spoken with many of our patrons about gardening and some have mentioned they'd like a question and answer session. With the Holidays upon us, what a better time to start than this Sunday at noon in the Brewery. I'll answer your questions as best I can and share some of my techniques with you. We'll put a 2 hour limit on it or until you're tired of hearing me. Depending on feedback, we could do another one. I was the first certified organic grower in PW County and organic produce from 2010-2017.

We'll open for tree sales this Friday, the 29th until December 8th.  Check our website, www.evergreenacres.biz for all t...
11/23/2019
Welcome to Evergreen Acres

We'll open for tree sales this Friday, the 29th until December 8th. Check our website, www.evergreenacres.biz for all the information.

This is a choose and pick operation at a real farm.  We never charge an admission fee. All field work is done by Jim so if you have a growing question, feel free to ask.  We are located at 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville, VA 20181

Evergreen Acres's cover photo
11/18/2019

Evergreen Acres's cover photo

10/19/2019

With rain in the forecast for most of Sunday, today will be the last day of pumpkin picking. 11:00 to 6:00 pm

The pumpkin patch and brewery will be open Monday, Columbus Day.  11-6 for pumpkin picking and noon to 9:00 for the brew...
10/11/2019

The pumpkin patch and brewery will be open Monday, Columbus Day. 11-6 for pumpkin picking and noon to 9:00 for the brewery.

Our pumpkin pickin' will run the next three weekends from 11:00 till 6:00.  These are pics of the '19 pumpkin and cushaw...
09/30/2019

Our pumpkin pickin' will run the next three weekends from 11:00 till 6:00. These are pics of the '19 pumpkin and cushaw patches. The cushaw are for making pie or beer. They're both 50 cents per lb. As usual, no charge for admission or wagon ride. We've got a lot of big pumpkins this year.

Evergreen Acres's cover photo
09/30/2019

Evergreen Acres's cover photo

Evergreen Acres's cover photo
09/30/2019

Evergreen Acres's cover photo

We'll be stop #7 for the Prince William Farm Tour next weekend from 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday and noon to 4:00 Sunday.  I'l...
09/22/2019

We'll be stop #7 for the Prince William Farm Tour next weekend from 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday and noon to 4:00 Sunday. I'll have a bee observation hive set up and can talk about bees or farming. Matt will be here for brewery tours on Saturday and I could do tours on Sunday. The September 6 issue of the Bull Run Observer has details of the other stops. There does not seem to be an online presence this year. I will base myself from the brewery this year.

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12801 Hazelwood Dr
Nokesville, VA
20181

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GREAT TIME CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPPING TODAY AT Evergreen Acres !
Will you have Christmas tree cutting available this year after Thanksgiving?
#NationalMeadDay is tomorrow and thanks to our friends at Cedar Run Brewery and Evergreen Acres we have locally sourced wildflower honey from Nokesville, VA. We are very excited to offer the sweetest tasting honey we have ever had. If you are new to mead making or would like some more information please check out the link below for a simple one gallon recipe. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/carvins-traditional-mead/ #meadmaking #meadmaker #meadmakers #localhoney #locallysourced #locallysourcedhoney #homemademead #homebrewersassociation #jaysbrewing #cedarrunbrewery #cedarrunbreweryatevergreenacres #evergreenacres
We value your loved ones and that's why we believe every lawn should be safe for your children and pets to play in. Happy Family Day! Available at Grow and Bloom Evergreen Evergreen Acres
Last week I had the opportunity to visit PWC Soil and Water Conservation District Jim Gehlsen's Evergreen Acres in Nokesville. There, Jim grows beautiful Christmas trees and pumpkins and is also a beekeeper! I learned about best practices to preserve the health of soil and quality of water streams, but I also learned how the climate crisis and extreme weather events of the past few years have negatively impacted Jim's farm and destroyed good crops. I look forward to work with other Directors and collaborate with our new Board of Supervisors to make Prince William County a true leader in sustainability, conservation and clean energy.
Do you know your farmer & your food? If you don't, you can! Find out what practices your local farmers have that positively impact the environment. Here's a great question to ask- "How do you manage the nutrient cycle on your farm?" Watch this video from the Lexicon of Sustainability to learn more about the nutrient cycle. Farms in & around Fauquier County that can tell you more about what their positive impacts as stewards of the land are include: Whiffletree Farm, Powers Farm & Brewery, Happy Family Ranch, Inc., Starstead Farm, Evergreen Acres / Cedar Run Brewery, Willowlyn Farms Produce
Had a great time yesterday picking pumpkins and relaxing with awesome beers at the fire pit. Thanks!
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Thanks for the beautiful tree, Evergreen Acres! She looks great!
Halloween has come and gone, but there's still plenty of time to rate your favorite local haunts! If you visited Evergreen Acres this Halloween Season, be sure to leave them a review on VirginiaHauntedHouses.com, and let Virginia know about your experience! To leave a review for Evergreen Acres Pumpkin Patch on VirginiaHauntedHouses.com, click here!
Will you be doing tractor rides out to the pumpkin patch tomorrow?