Mary Ellen Taylor
Mary Ellen Taylor, President and general manager of Endless Summer Harvest, is a retail executive with over twenty years of staff leadership and client counseling. Mary Ellen has served as the President of the Loudoun County chapter of Business Network International, was appointed to the Loudoun County Rural Economic Development Council by the County Board of Supervisors and now serves as Chair. Mary Ellen has also served as the president of the Loudoun Valley Home Grown Market Association.
Endless Summer Harvest (ESH) is a family-owned and operated hydroponic (no-soil) commercial agribusiness located in Purcellville, Virginia. We take great pride in providing locally grown, pesticide free lettuces, gourmet greens, and herbs. Our products are grown year-round in a controlled agriculture environment, thus the name, Endless Summer Harvest.
The ESH 12,000 square foot greenhouse space is equivalent to 12 acres of traditional farm production. The greenhouses are operated by a state-of-the-art computer and nutrient film technique system. No pesticides are used. 90% of the water if recycled and reused to continuously grow our crop, therefore there is no waste and makes ESH farming more sustainable.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (VDACs) has certified Endless Summer Harvests' hydroponic greens as Virginia's Finest because they meet the high standards set by the industry and approved by VDACs.
Meet the Management Team
Chester D. Taylor, Jr.,
Chester "Chet" Taylor; Vice President, Development, is a United States Air Force Brigadier General (Retired). After twenty-nine years of service as an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps, he retired from military service and continued to practice law in the private sector for ten years. Chet received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Minnesota and is a Juris Doctor graduate of its law school. He was awarded an MBA, with honors, by Indiana University. At his military retirement, Chet was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the highest non-combat decoration of the Air Force. Chet is active in community service activities and is a member of the Page County Farmers Association.