Gnomestead Hollow is a small family farm focused on growing and providing the highest-quality vegetable ferments, mushrooms and mushroom products we can produce and procure from the WILD.
Here at Ye Olde Gnomeplace, we craft all of our Krauts and Kimchi using local ingredients from our farm and from family farms practicing sustainable agriculture in the Blue Ridge Mountains and foothill regions of Virginia and North Carolina. Our vegetable ferments and mushrooms are Appalachian Grown, offering greater access to fresher, better tasting, and healthier food, while helping to protect the rural heritage and natural beauty of the mountains by preserving farmland and encouraging sustainable, environmentally-friendly agricultural practices. We believe the environmental conditions, including the temperature, soil, climate, and cultivation practices, form the foundation for creating the character of our krauts. Utilizing the Principles of Ecological Design, we are able to integrate our farming practices into the natural flow of the land’s topography and its abundant resources. We grow our mushrooms on locally-sourced organic substrates, and we use no synthetic fertilizers, or chemical pesticides/herbicides in our gardens or greenhouses.