In 2017, our owner Kevin Jamison, purchased New Earth Farm, along with three partners – Marion and Paul Schultz and Eric Cardon. New Earth Farm is a 21 acre, all natural, working and educational farm located in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach. As a farm-to-table restaurant owning our own farm really allowed us to come full circle with our mission. There are very few restaurants in the entire nation who can say they own a farm. Having our own farm has been a dream since the opening of Commune, and now that it is a reality, we can more easily spread the word about the importance of sustainability and how eating locally plays a big impact in reducing our carbon footprint.
At New Earth Farm, we grow food for Commune, as well as a few other restaurants in the area. We also have a Community Supported Agriculture Program, and host a variety of fun and educational classes throughout the year. Our onsite market is open five days a week and carries produce grown on the farm, as well as variety of other local goods – including grains, meats, cheeses, jams and more.