Local Agriculture

Farm to Hub to Table New Nonprofit Feeds Appetite For Local Food

By Jane Black, Washington Post Staff Writer, Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Charlotteville - Dick Proutt is a small farmer. A very small one. At Down Branch Farm, he raises chickens and quails and grows lettuce, squash, melons and tomatoes on about an acre. In high summer, his weekly haul might include just five dozen quail eggs, 40 pounds of tomatoes and 20 pounds of squash.