Oak Hart Farm is a family owned and operated educational produce farm located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Rufus and Barbara Rinker purchased the farm in 1971 to relocate their 6 children from Oakton, VA to Berryville, VA for a more wholesome life style in the country. The youngest of the children, Shawna has been fortunate enough to combine her love of the land with her love of teaching. OHF is a produce farm, but more notably it is an educational farm. Adults and children alike meander through the fields, grow houses and along the creek experiencing the marvel of where their food comes from. There is a commercial farm kitchen that is utilized to prepare harvested produce to eat onsite, as well as fresh food preservation education. It is vital to our health and economy that we either grow our own food, or support our local food providers.

Our goal at OHF is to renew a sense of outdoor adventure in adults, and share the magic of the farm with children. OHF truly believes that we learn best by experiencing what we are learning. We invite you to come and share our farm with us, and “Let Nature be your Teacher.”

Oak Hart Farm’s purpose is to provide an environment that will promote a culture of whole health that is strongly rooted in family values and community involvement through our offerings of sustainably grown food and educational programs.