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Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 | 1 comment

Nalls Produce: Flowers, Vegetables and a Pig Named Penny

Nalls Produce: Flowers, Vegetables and a Pig Named Penny

Though I’ve lived in the Northern Virginia area my whole life, I’m always amazed when I discover something I never knew existed. Most recently, I stumbled upon Nalls Produce, a family owned and operated garden center since 1961 in the Franconia area.

nalls produce

We weren’t in the market for plants when we went (I still haven’t even figured out what to grow), but it was a sunny Sunday morning and a field trip just felt right.

When you pull up, the first thing you see is the quaint red building and rows and rows of seasonal flowers.

nalls produce

nalls produce

Around back you’ll find more annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs and vegetable plants.

nalls produce

nalls produce

nalls produce

nalls produce

nalls produce

They keep shade-loving plants inside the red building.

nalls produce

Along with gardening tools and these adorable pink pig watering cans.

nalls produce

There is also a store where you can purchase produce, seeds, dairy products…

nalls produce

Gourd bird houses…

nalls produce

And locally made pickled foods and preserves.

nalls produce

But aside from all the plants and vegetables, without a doubt, the star of the show has to be Penny the pig.

nalls produce

nalls produce

My kids were enamoured with Penny. In fact every time we drive by a garden center (not Nalls), my 4-year-old asks if that is where Penny lives. He can’t wait to go back and see Penny!

nalls produce

nalls produce

What’s not to love about this pig!

nalls produce

Penny lives in this little house, surrounded by her many chicken friends.

nalls produce

The chickens come and go as they please, hopping on hen houses and strolling along the pathways as you shop for plants.

nalls produce

nalls produce

Doesn’t every garden center need a pig and chickens? Nalls Produce is located at 7310 Beulah Street in Franconia, VA near the Springfield/Franconia Metro Station. You can get in touch with them through their website, Facebook and Twitter.

1 Comment

  1. Love Nalls! I get my Crop Share there every week and have to stop and see Penny every time and give her a little something :)

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