You asked. We listened.

We are expanding to be more accessible. 

 

The Farm Life is opening a General Store in Virginia Beach’s Pungo Village.

Located at 1776 Princess Anne Rd.

A place to gather, learn, eat, drink, laugh, connect…

 

If you believe in our mission, we need your help. 

 

DONATE NOW OR learn more below

As functional medicine farmers, we are called to help both people and planet in a way that brings people back together and back to nature. Our society is deeply disconnected from people. We lack trustworthy resources. And for the first time in history, children have a shorter predicted life span than their parents. 

The Farm Life Movement was created to serve people and planet by providing shared experiences, trustworthy resources, and wellness education. We chose to live out our mission on a regenerative, biodynamic farm. On our farm, we grow clean food, formulate biodynamic products, and host events at our sanctuary. 

We are currently headquartered on our biodynamic farm in the Creeds area of Virginia Beach.  We grow vegetables, fruits, and raise 200 chickens for eggs (and two sweet ducks). Each warm season, our calendar is full of farm-to-table dinners, wellness events, how-to classes, and visitors picking vegetables. 

But what we’ve noticed is that we are far away from the community that needs us. Accessibility is important, so we are doing something about this problem. 

We’ve decided to expand The Farm Life Movement by opening up a General Store. We’ll be updating the traditional General Store vibe as our solution to today’s modern health crisis. Before their disappearance, General Stores served not only as a place of local eats and commerce, but more importantly, as a place to connect. 

The Farm Life General Store will be a place to….

  • eat and drink farm-to-table creations, with no synthetic pesticides, inflammatory sugar, or artificial ingredients allowed
  • consciously consume small-batch products in our farmacy, free of harmful chemicals
  • enjoy a glass of fresh sparkling water or a mason jar full of your favorite ferment while you chat with friends
  • pop in for an Elderberry Herbal Syrup shot 
  • attend functional medicine Q&As, wellness classes, yoga, wine tastings, cooking/fermenting/pickling classes, and other farm-to-table events

It will be a place to gather. 

Our ethos requires us to source materials rooted in the understanding that they will serve as a catalyst for improving your health. We want to teach you by showing you, down to the air you breathe.

Therefore, our new space requires a complete gutting and renovation to transform it into an eco-friendly, reclaimed/recycled material General Store. That means we have an extensive cost to build this learning center in an ethical way. 

That’s where you come in as the hero of our story.

Will you help us open the only General Store in Virginia Beach?

Each donation $20 and up will receive a thank you gift in the form of a product. 

  • $20 and up  – a one week “Quick and Easy” Dinner Meal plan
  • $50 and up  – a one week “Clean Eating” Family Meal Plan, with grain-free snacks and dessert ideas included  
  • $100 and up – Mini Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit
  • $150 and up – Cotton Tote with The Farm Life Logo
  • $250 and up – Regular-sized Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit
  • $500 and up – Regular-sized Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit plus a 10ml Magnesium Sleep Roller
  • $1,000 and up – $100 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine
  • $2,500 and up – $200 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine
  • $5,000 and up – $500 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine

The above pictures show you the depths of our renovation efforts. Phase 1, completed in January 2019, required demo of the:

  • drop ceilings to expose the metal roof and beams
  • HVAC system
  • walls and some framing
  • flooring and glue (wooooeeee…ever take up floor glue before??)
  • electrical system
  • fluorescent lighting

Phase 2 is where you come in. We need to: 

  • install a new energy efficient, ductless HVAC system
  • install a commercial grade kitchen so our nutritionists have a food lab to create masterpieces for you
  • reconfigure the electrical wiring solutions 
  • upgrade to LED lights housed inside reclaimed/upcycled fixtures
  • reconfigure the space by re-framing and hanging fresh dry wall
  • support our local friend, Woodfellas, who is building a complex custom series of shelving and a bar out of reclaimed wood (pretty incredible, right?)  
  • purchase all eco-furniture and vintage accessories 
  • redo the bathroom (oye!)
  • paint the space with no-VOC paint 
  • resurface and seal the concrete with no-VOC paint 
  • build a 4′ x 8′ sign so you know where we are
  • line the sidewalk with the most beautiful container garden you’ve ever seen 

That’s as transparent as it gets for us. We will update you with pictures as we go! 

THANK YOU FOR GIVING TO OUR TRIBE SOURCING CAMPAIGN.

The Farm Life General Store Donations

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Donation Total: $20.00

Each donation $20 and up will receive a thank you gift in the form of a product plus be acknowledged on our Hero Wall:

  • $20 and up  – a one week “Quick and Easy” Dinner Meal plan
  • $50 and up  – a one week “Clean Eating” Family Meal Plan, with grain-free snacks and dessert ideas included
  • $100 and up – Mini Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit
  • $150 and up – Cotton Tote with The Farm Life Logo
  • $250 and up – Regular-sized Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit
  • $500 and up – Regular-sized Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit plus a 10ml Magnesium Sleep Roller
  • $1,000 and up – $100 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine
  • $2,500 and up – $200 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine
  • $5,000 and up – $500 worth of Clean-Crafted Wine

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