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Small Business Spotlight: Nalls has it all!

Nalls Produce Has It All 

14 year old Cary Nalls, and his grandparents, began selling garden produce to their neighbors from a wagon.  After enough rave reviews, their team decided to expand operations and began buying wholesale from D.C. markets.  Soon after Cary built a permanent structure and installed planting beds.  At 15, Cary co-owned a successful produce and plant market.  

Fifty years later Nalls Produce is a family owned and operated urban hub for farm-to-table fruits, veggies and seasonal plants.  Cary, a Franconia native with a notably southern accent,  witnessed what he calls the “Arlingtonization” of Alexandria, as the once rural town became home to over 150 thousands residents.  

Nalls, located on Beulah St in Kingstowne, offers the urbanite a convenient and wholesome shopping experience for sustainably grown fresh food.  Everywhere you look is colorful - rows and rows of golden and maroon mums, flowering hanging baskets and seasonal plants and produce.  Currently, Nalls’ shelves are stocked with fall favorites like kale, mushrooms, potatoes, cider, pears, pumpkins grapes, and several varieties of apples and squash.

Additions like Trickling Springs Creamery dairy products, local honey, kombucha and a variety of other locally made goods can be found in their quaint market.  In need of recipes using fresh produce?!  Check out Nalls' Kitchen, the company’s blog featuring fun food how-tos. 

During the fall, Nalls hosts regular field trips and story time sessions.  Other kid friendly activities  include a seasonal pumpkin patch and a mini zoo, featuring star of the show, Penny the potbelly pig.  Thanksgiving turkeys will soon be for sale.  Have your pick from a forest of Christmas trees and handmade wreaths available during the holidays.  

One more reason to love Nalls?  Their weekly crop share!  These produce packers offer a year-round subscription.  Each week, members pick-up pre-selected boxes filled with farm-fresh vegetables and fruit.  Visit nallscropshare.com for more info.

 

 

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