Allegheny Farm serves as the campus for our Farm and Food Fellowship, an experiential and residential program in which Fellows deepen their farming skills while building community and exploring critical issues related to the food system.
AMI acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Moneton, Monacan, and Manahoac Peoples. As Fellows grow most of their own food, drink fresh spring water, and enjoy the surrounding fields and forests, we respectfully acknowledge that Indigenous inhabitants have stewarded this land throughout the generations.
The farm hosts a one-acre vegetable garden, a small herd of cattle, broilers, laying chickens, ducks, beehives, and a small orchard. The whole-system farm is the classroom where Fellows learn restorative and sustainable growing methods, small and large animal husbandry, rotational grazing, food preservation, and whole food cooking.
Vegetables are consumed by Fellows, offered to members of our Highland CSA, sold at the Monterey Farmers Market, and donated to emergency food initiatives in Highland County.
Allegheny Farm is situated between 4000 and 4400 feet in elevation on 550-acres in Highland County, VA, bordering both Virginia's George Washington National Forest and West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. The headwaters of the James, Potomac, and Greenbrier Rivers all begin their flow from a triple watershed divide (Eastern Continental) located on the top hayfield. The farm was initially homesteaded about 100 years ago and has 100 acres are cleared.