Life is What You Make It at Manakintowne—Free Enterprise Contest


"I'll give you a buck for a bunch," said Manakintowne Specialty Grower's first customer 25 years ago. Since then, Manakintowne—a family-run small business—has thrived by selling specialty produce to dozens of top restaurants, farmers markets, and co-ops in central Virginia.

Some say diversified farming is a dying art. Yet Manakintowne has served as a model for success—employing up to 12 workers and counting up to 60 restaurants as regular weekly customers during the busy season. Fresh, innovative, and alive are but a few of the words chefs use to describe the herbs, mixed greens, and veggies that come from the farm. The personal touch of the farmers guarantees that no two bags are the same.

We are Manakintowne Specialty Growers, and we are free enterprise.

Please support our video for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "I Am Free Enterprise" video contest.

Team Manakintowne: Clay Broga, Dan Hayes, Pete Markham, and Jo Pendergraph