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The Farm at Red Hill

By Kate Medley, November 8, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley
The Farm at Red Hill is a small family-run farm located just eight miles from Charlottesville in North Garden, Virginia. Richard and Wendy Harrison, along with their two children, farm the dirt in season and utilize greenhouses in the colder months to ensure fresh  produce is available year-round. In addition to fresh produce, the Harrisons offer a line of fresh salsas, hummus, pestos, dips, and habanero jams. Note: Our Farm to Market slide shows currently feature farmers and producers from our South and MidAtlantic Regions. We hope to expand to others in the future.
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kim riley says ...
I love hearing how a mainstream family has gone low tech! I wisj that I could do this in my life. What you are doing is great from a health standpoint as well as good for the environment. You must be a lot more relaxed as well as feel good about how you are treating the planet.
11/19/2008 8:29:03 PM CST
dave says ...
i just tasted your salsa that i bought at the whole foods in reston from wendy. it is so flavorful and delicious. i wish you continued great success.
12/21/2008 9:09:21 PM CST
Ennie Iluzada says ...
I am just so excited to know Wendy and Richard supplies Whole Foods. I frequent Whole Food in Fresno ,CA.
02/07/2009 6:07:54 PM CST
Steve Russell says ...
The Farm at Red Hill's black bean salsa is simply amazing. And addictive. I'm also a big fan of the red pepper hummus. Whoops, now I have to run out and get some.
03/24/2009 7:47:11 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I'm eating The Farm at Red Hill's gazpacho right now and had to let everyone know that it's The Best! I can't wait to get more. Thank you for such a delicious treat!
04/22/2009 10:42:46 AM CDT
Angela says ...
I absolutely love the sun dried tomato sour cream dip. It is sooooo full of flavor that your tounge experiences an explosion of sensations.
07/07/2009 10:24:25 AM CDT
The Farm at Red Hill says ...
Thank you all for the wonderful and encouraging comments. We work hard at what we do and it makes it all worthwhile when we hear from you! Thank you again for your support of local farming and The Farm at Red Hill!
07/07/2009 4:15:22 PM CDT
David says ...
The Farm at Red Hill’s "sun dried tomato humus" is excellent. It is very textured, you can actually see and taste the "whole food" ingredients,... pun intended... ;) I visited A Whole Foods Market for the first time last week and bought some. I ate it with crackers, it lasted 2 days...
11/24/2009 3:29:05 PM CST
Jennifer Garr says ...
Hello - I love your original hummus and am using it in place of mayo on sandwiches. Since I'm watching my caloric intake, I'd love to know the nutritional information of a serving (and what the serving size might be). Thanks so much for such a terrific blend of subtle spiciness and great hummus! Best, Jennifer
03/01/2010 1:19:27 PM CST
The Farm at Red Hill says ...
Jennifer thank you so much for your support! We have received several requests for the nutritional information. The reason it is not already on the containers is that we are so small, it is not required. We've been working on making sure we've got all the requirements down first and as soon as we catch our breath we will work on all the extras. We are really hoping that by the end of this summer we will have nutrition labels for all our products. Until then please know that there is never any added sugar, of any type, in our products. We use the least amount of salt possible to achieve peak flavor (and we use sea salt for the extra minerals). We also use the least amount of oil possible to achieve the best consistency and olive oil comprises the majority of that ingredient. Thank you again for supporting local farming and The Farm at Red Hill.
03/02/2010 1:29:44 PM CST
Caitlin says ...
Hello! Greetings from South Jersey! Just wanted to thank you for your many samples of hummus, salsa, and dips. I, along with the rest of the staff, have been enjoying the different treats you have given us. My personal favorite, so far, has been the sweet pepper hummus and the tzatziti. Actually, as I type this, I am munching on some chips with the tomato basil hummus. Once again, thank you for you generousity! Caitlin, The Rodeway Inn
04/28/2010 6:24:48 PM CDT
Julie says ...
I just picked up some of your "Nuclear" salsa at the Whole Foods on P Street in Washington and cannot stop singing its praises. Thank you for making a hot salsa that is actually HOT, an especial rarity in this region (and time zone!). How long will it be in season? And does it freeze well?
06/13/2010 11:56:50 AM CDT
Jason says ...
Yeah, that Nuclear Salsa is awesome. Well done, Red Hill!
07/22/2010 6:18:44 PM CDT
Mary Baylor says ...
I just bought some of your Roasted garlic Hummas. Haven't tried it yet. I would like to know the nutritional breakdown of it. Calories, protein, carbs....serving size. Is that possible? Thank you...will be trying it any minute.
11/16/2010 7:54:07 PM CST
Mrs. Philomena Borghard says ...
Just tasted the Black Bean Salsa and think it's the best I've ever had! So delicious! Please continue to sell it at Whole Foods in Reston, Va. (My daughter is at UVA, we may visit your farm someday)!
12/27/2010 5:57:12 PM CST
chris says ...
Just purchased some nuclear salsa (P St., NW DC) and yes -- this is by far the only salsa I have ever had that comes close to hot in this region of the country. Fresh, floral habaneros with a mix of other vegetables -- how pleased was I to see entire disks of carrot in the mix as well? Bravo.
09/03/2011 12:14:34 PM CDT
Donna says ...
I purchased your mild salsa. It was the hottest "mild" salsa I ever tasted. I'm assuming it was mislabeled or is your mild salsa that spicy?
12/28/2011 6:16:33 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Donna Yikes, hope you didn't burn your mouth. There's such a wide range for spice tolerance. We're sorry you had a negative experience. Whole Foods Market has a 100% guarantee. You can take any product back, within reason, for a refund. Just explain your experience to the customer service Team Member. Thanks for reaching out!
12/29/2011 11:38:57 AM CST
The Farm at Red Hill says ...
Donna & Jane - We are very sorry you didn't enjoy the salsa, and we too have a 100% satisfaction guarantee meaning that if someone doesn't like the product they can return it to Whole Foods for a refund, and then we in turn refund the money to Whole Foods. Please note that our mild salsa is mild to our taste and compared with our medium and our nuclear it is indeed mild. Over the years of doing in store demos and speaking with thousands of customers we have concluded that no two people really taste "hot" in the same way. Compared with other salsa ours will definitely taste spicier as we use habanero pepper as stated on the label versus the much milder jalapeno or chili pepper that other salsas use. We acutally make everything ourselves on our farm in small batches using fresh product and fresh product does not always have the same taste/heat each and every time so there can and will be variations in the different batches. Please be aware though, that although the salsa may taste too hot to you, the pepper cannot actually burn your mouth! Again, sorry it was not to your taste, but if we could figure out how to make a product that would please absolutely everyone's taste buds I can promise you we would produce it! Wendy Harrison The Farm at Red Hill
12/30/2011 12:28:26 PM CST
Catherine Stanley says ...
We love your hummus lunches at Albemarle High. We look forward to them each week: original hummus on Tuesdays and sweet red pepper on Thursdays. Yummmm I hope the school includes your black bean salsa sometime.
02/09/2012 11:43:46 AM CST
Diem Nguyen says ...
Just had your Nuclear Salsa and it was so delicious! Have you ever considered doing a spicy fruit salsa? I love pineapple and mango salsas but always find they aren't spicy enough. Would love the combination of these tangy flavors with your nuclear spice level. Thanks for making such an awesome product!
05/04/2012 9:38:16 PM CDT
Nancy Gozzard says ...
I just tried the amazing Hummus (with cayenne) -- such good indredients, so great tasting, and so reasonably priced. I will certainly try all of your other products for sale at my local Whole Foods. Thank you!
08/06/2012 9:22:40 AM CDT
Laura says ...
Your salsa is the best I've tasted, anywhere, period.
08/21/2012 8:30:46 PM CDT
CvilleHummuslover says ...
So I just bought some of your Jalapeno hummus on a whim at integral Yoga. This is far and away the best store bought hummus I've ever had and I will never buy another brand unless you stop making it, at which point I will probably drive to your farm & beg you to make more. :-)
01/16/2013 11:37:54 AM CST
Kim B. says ...
Is there a reciepe for the the farm at red hill black bean salsa?
05/09/2013 5:08:22 PM CDT

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