Farm Stand makes Stone Hollow produce available locally
Published 4:06 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2018
HARPERSVILLE – Stone Hollow Farmstead for years has produced delectable cheeses, honey and more, and now the residents of Harpersville and surrounding areas can purchase fresh produce close to the farm.
The opening of the Stone Hollow Farm Stand was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the South Shelby and Greater Shelby chambers of commerce on June 14, though the business opened to the public in the spring.
The FarmStand is located at 5327 U.S. 280 in Harpersville, at the intersection with Alabama 25.
“We have The Pantry in Crestline Village, which is like an embassy of the farm in the city, but we have wanted to expand upon that,” said Michael Celozzi, brand manager for Stone Hollow Farmstead. “A location near the farm is a natural extension and lets us get our goods into the community and serve the town our farm is in and also people who are their way to the lake and Auburn.”
Available at the Farm Stand are Stone Hollow’s goat cheeses, jams, jellies, pickles, preserves, Bloody Mary mixes, and infused oils and vinegars.
A Stone Hollow signature is large dahlia flowers.
“There are not many people who grow them and can get such large blooms,” Celozzi said. “We plan on having them through October, as well as bouquets. People can pre-order bouquets and then pick them up at the Farm Stand.”
Cheese boards are also available for pre-order, and Celozzi said Farm Stand will begin offering “dorm boxes” containing items for filling the refrigerators of college students, as well as tailgating packages.
“You can be headed to Auburn and order ahead of time and pick up a meat and cheese board—it can be as elaborate or simple as you want and for as many people as you need,” Celozzi said.
The Farm Stand is also a destination for holiday shopping and other gift needs.
Fruit trees, tomato plants, decorative plants and more are being sold at the stand, and produce from regional farmers is also available.
“We’ve been embraced by the locals as well as people who are driving through down 280 and 25,” Celozzi said.
Local farmers have also embraced Farm Stand, Celozzi added, as relationships built through Stone Hollow’s new presence in Harpersville as produced valuable relationships that are important to the company’s CSA program.
The Farm Stand’s hours vary by day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
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The Farm Stand will also help facilitate Stone Hollow’s community-supported agriculture program, serving as a location for farmers to drop off produce and for customers to pick up shares.
For more information about Stone Hollow Farmstead and its CSA program, visit StoneHollowFarmstead.com.