Before he became CEO of the one of the largest independently owned nursery and garden centers in the country, Bill "Farmer" Meadows was a PE teacher and coach employing students to sell tomatoes door-to-door over the summer. The tomato business evolved into a series of roadside markets in Northern Virginia and, eventually, a permanent produce stand in Sterling, VA. That stand expanded with the addition of nursery stock, which eventually replaced the produce altogether. Before long, Bill's wife Betty left her library job to join the full-time nursery business. With son Jay joining the business in time, this family affair has grown to have 20 nurseries, expanding into the landscape business and employing more than 750 people.
Today, Meadows Farm Nurseries & Landscape is known not just for selling plants, but for supporting the community. The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival thanks Meadows Farms for making our event possible.
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.