Anathallo Acres is inspired by the greek word Anathallo, which means “to flourish anew” or “grow-green again” – a process we aim to create with each new day, season, year, and generation.
While the branding as “Anathallo Acres” is new, the farm is not. The farm (historically known as Prospect Hill) has been in the Moore family for four generations (since 1925) and is located on the iconic Bells Lane on the northernmost edge of Staunton, Va.
Each of these animals play a vital role in helping the farm “flourish anew” by adding nutrients back into the soil and building the organic matter on the farm. Click on the links above to find out more about each animals vital role on the farm.
About Your Farmer
While Moore Farms is the main farm and run by my father Lewis Moore with me at his side (and sometimes in his way) as I work out the kinks of launching the direct-to-customer branch of our farm under the Anathallo Acres brand, I – Alex Moore – am the cheeky grinned fourth-gen farmer behind Anathallo Acres.
After graduating from college with an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship, I ran full-speed away from the farming life to work as a marketer for a tech company (Silverchair Information Systems) in Charlottesville. In my down-time after work, I began reading Wendell Berry and quickly found myself longing more and more to return back to the land my family has known over the last 80 years. Armed with a renewed vision of farming and an endless bucket of ideas (many based off of the work and writing of our family friend Joel Salatin – I would have no idea what I am doing without his influence) – I returned to the farm a little over a year ago to start get my hands back in soil and haven’t looked back since. If you want to see a little bit more of the inside story behind my life – you can find me on instagram at _from_the_fields. If you want to follow the farm, check out Anathallo_Acres on Instagram.