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
Mary Ellen Taylor
Chester D. Taylor, Jr. May 21, 1927 - March 20, 2019
Chester "Chet" Taylor, Jr. was 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 was active in community service activities and was a member of the Page County Farmers Association.
Chet was an integral part of Endless Summer Harvest, and we honor his commitment to excellence, and love of caring for friends and family. We are carrying on this legacy of commitment and love, and to honor The General, through excellent service to our customers, friends, and family.
Introducing our frESH lettuce team:
Alicia- Our social media guru. She is Olive's mom and makes our amazing videos. Unstoppable, multi-talented, irreplaceable. Alicia has recently moved to New York, and is continuing with our social media presence. We wish Alicia and Olive the best and we already miss them both!
Kerri- lettuce cruncher, salad builder, order keeper and filler, online store keeper. She writes web content, blog posts, answers chat questions, tends the farm stand, and is lucky enough to lead best the Prep team in LoCo.
Guy- harvester, deliverer, market Guy, brand ambassador, farm foreman, and Jax's dad. Everyone knows "a Guy" for this or that - He's our Guy. Guy is THE Guy, wearing the NY Yankees and Giants swag. You know The Guy.
Matthew- seed planter, keeper of the nursery, keeper of the greenhouse, #1 planter-outer, leader of the greenhouse magicians, crop production extraordinaire. He is as quiet as a mouse, but so, so awesome.
Laura- planter-outer, harvester, order filler, farmers market sign artist, pretty much does a little of everything. She is versatile, amazing, slightly sassy, and has more talent in one pinky than most.
Tekla- fellow lettuce cruncher, salad builder, and greenhouse magician. T raises guide pups, and teaches horse riding. She gets it done, while keeping her brothers in line. Sweet T!
Jacob- planter-outer, greenhouse magician, crop production extraordinaire-in-training, greenhouse maintenance, harvester. Not afraid of working in the rain. Gets it done, too, sometimes soaking wet.
Declan & Kieran- hard working, gater-driving, twins. Can't tell them apart, except that one wears glasses. These two are good to go for whatever task you give them. Hard. Working. Which one is which? We've figured it out!! *Declan is the one in glasses, and our microgreens grower / prep guy. Kieran is an amazing greenhouse and farm maintenance team member. Ask him how cold that water was! These two gentlemen have the bragging rights to moving / placing over 14 tons of gravel (big huge important stuff here at ESH!).
Makena- fellow lettuce cruncher, salad builder, excellent at all things prep, and farm stand saleswoman. She is also quiet as a mouse, a clarinet player, and just as sweet as can be. Makena has mad piano skills and is a Queen fanatic, and creates custom Monopoly games. We're lucky to have her on our team!
Sebastian- planter-outer, greenhouse magician, crop production, greenhouse maintenance, garden keeper, farm stand salesman, and all around versatile dude to have around. Sebastian will be back after the fall school semester.
Sylvie- our newest team member, lettuce cruncher, salad builder. She comes to us from the great state of Ohio, plays the clarinet and piano, and loves all forms of art, especially painting with oils. Polar bears are a favorite of hers. This young lady is a fantastic addition to our team!