We were so happy to see everyone at our barn quilt's unveiling on Friday, March 25.  Our tobacco barn's quilt square was dedicated in memory of Paul's mother, Edna Earle Thompson Marshall. She was a lifelong resident of Bethany Community, she loved her family and community, and March 25 was her birthday. This is one small way we can honor 'Geemama' and all the love and memories we have of her.

The Rockingham County Quilt Trail recognizes the agricultural heritage of the farms and farm families on the trail. We will also share Geemama's story with visitors, of how her quilting and sewing for her family was a necessity but also a work of art. Her double wedding ring quilt is just one example of her artistry. The trail is a 'driving' tour throughout the county, and we are proud to represent Bethany Community as one of the farms on the trail. This new quilt trail will be fully open for visitors on June 1.

Hope you can visit with us soon.

Paul & Kristi Marshall

Reidsville, North Carolina

April 7, 2016

Family Farming

All in the family

 

We are fifth generation tobacco farmers who farmed alongside our grandparents for many years. We are now growing several varieties of muscadines and pears on our family's farm. Muscadines have more than 7 times the concentration of resveratrol as other grapes. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that may fight cancer and prevent heart disease. And just one cup of muscadines can double your daily intake of antioxidants.


Our farm is open weekends in September and October from 8 am - 12 noon. Pick-your-own muscadines or buy muscadines and pears from our farm stand. We also process our crop into great-tasting products including muscadine juice, jellies, pear relish, and pear preserves.


Muscadines and pears are naturally sweet and low in sodium too ~ just plain good for you!

 

You can reach us at (336) 339-5230 or send an email to:  paul@riverbirchvineyards.com if you need help locating our farm products.

Riverbirch Vineyards & Farm

Growing Muscadines and Pears in Rockingham County