We’re rolling in Clover here at Orr’s Farm Market — and we’re not talking about the plant. 

As a way to make the entire experience even more enjoyable at the farm, we have added new Clover POS (Point of Sale) Systems at check-out. We have already included the new system at two registers and by summer all of the registers will be using the Clover system.

So what does that mean for you as a customer? 

This new system allows us to take all forms of payment including chip cards and debit cards, which makes shopping easier. We will be able to continue to offer gift cards (a friendly reminder about gifts for birthdays or Mother’s Day coming up!).

What’s best for both our customers and for us is that Clover’s inventory system allows us to keep track of our biggest sellers so that we make sure to have the product you want in stock. It will also tell us what you aren’t buying, which allows us to make room in our market for the items you want more of!

As customers, you’ll be even more connected to us through knowing what specials and sales we’re having more often. The new Clover system allows us to add new coupons and even do multiple discounts. And isn’t that a win-win?

But here’s the secret about these discounts: They are only offered to our e-newsletter readers! To sign up, CLICK HERE, scroll down to Stay in Touch, enter your email address and hit submit. You’ll be instantly connected to us!

The new difference with the coupons is that you need to bring your coupon with you or show it to us on your smartphone in order to receive the discount. However, while we wait to launch our barcode coupons, we will give you a new code word to use for savings at the register. But you can only find that code in the newsletter!  

And because we love the interaction with our customers, Clover gives us just one more way to receive feedback. 

So that’s just another reason to come out and visit Orr’s Farm Market today! Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Orr's Reuseable Bag

Farm life can be hard, but for all the blood, sweat and tears we put into the land, it rewards us with its bounty. As farmers, it’s our job to take care of the land, but we can’t do it alone.

Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, which reminds us to be kind to Mother Nature and she will be kind to us. In celebration of all what Earth has given us, we’ve come up with some tips to be a little greener this year. Don’t be overwhelmed. Just start out with one suggestion at a time.

Try at least one of these this year:

• Reduce, reuse, recycle. Try opting for a reusable water bottle instead of buying a plastic bottle. Recycle plastics so they don’t get into the landfill. Think creatively on re-using something instead of throwing it away.

• Bring a reusable bag when you shop. Looking for a cute bag? We have options at the market.

• Change your lightbulb. Make sure you have a more energy-efficient bulb that will last longer and not be a strain on your energy bill.

• Conserve water. On a farm, we know how valuable water can be for our crops, flowers and animals. Don’t let the faucet run while you’re doing dishes. Only do full loads of wash. Limit your time in the shower. And those leaky faucets? Fix them. 

• Plant a tree. Trees are good for the environment. They help clean the air and save energy.

 Go paperless. It only take a few minutes to change your bills into e-bills, which will reduce the cost of using paper — and save some trees.

•  Start a garden. Learn how important it is to get our hands into the dirt, and watch something grow from a seed. Encourage your children to help in order to make the next generation love the Earth as much as we do.

• Take a hike. Fall in love with nature again. Take a hike or bike on a trail. Plan a family day at a nearby park.

Be sure to come visit us, learn about what we do and shop a little. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail …”

How many of you remember that song from your childhood? It’s one that makes you immediately think of Easter, the Easter Bunny, colored eggs, chocolate and grass-filled baskets.

This year we will be hosting the Easter Bunny & Spring ScavengORR Hunt from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, here at Orr’s Farm Market.

Bring the kids to meet our Easter Bunny for pictures, as well as participate in a FREE kids craft that they can make, then take home.

Also, make sure to get your ScavengORR hunt card. Prizes for completed hunt cards will include a coupon egg (which will get you 10%, 20% or 30% off) or prize eggs with a toy inside for the kids. 

While you’re here, be sure to shop for items to decorate your home for spring and Easter. We have plenty of decorative bunnies to choose from as well as spring wreaths. 

Looking for something to add to the Easter baskets? We can help you with that, as well. We have Easter candy and homemade peanut butter and coconut chocolate Easter eggs to add to any basket. 

Looking for more surprises for the baskets? Choose items from our market: Karen’s Candy Kitchen Fudge and Chocolate Candy, Mountaineer Popcorn, Black Dog Coffee beans and even our homemade Orr’s Jams.

Those who are looking for an alternative to sweets for the Easter basket, we have plenty of items available at the market. Try something nonfood items to add that special touch such as Hickory Homestead Handmade Soaps, Rocky Bottom Goats Milk Lotion or Primitive Glow WV Made Candles.

This year, Easter will be Sunday, April 21. So hop right into Orr’s Farm Market and help make the Easter Bunny’s life a little easier. We’ll be closed Easter Sunday to spend time with our family. But our normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Orr’s Farm Market venture into Bison farming comes to an end.

Owner Mark Orr had always found bison herds intriguing. He said “You always remember the field where you saw a bison herd grazing.” He was definitely correct that the bison would be a big customer draw. People came from distances such as Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. just to catch a glimpse of our bison herd. What began as a group of 6 bison, has materialized into a herd of over 20 animals. Most of the females cows are pregnant with this spring’s babies…due to be born any day now.

Throughout the years we have offered many hayrides down to view the bison herds and customers have enjoyed feeding them apples. We also have processed bison meat products for our customers to purchase. It’s a very lean and healthy meat and has been extremely popular. Our animal attraction has been a nice addition to our farm.

When we purchased the bison we knew that they had an aggressive temperament, which is part of their breed. We’ve always been extremely careful when feeding them and taking wagons of guests down to our barnyard areas. However, as our farm grows more and more we’d like to remove the chance of anyone ever getting injured by these animals. The possibility is always in the back of our minds as we take the safety of our guests very seriously. Our family has made the decision to sell our herd and transform our barnyard into a more people-friendly animal experience. In order to bring in new animals, we have to sell the bison as they don’t take kindly to other creatures in their vicinity.

By April, the bison herd will be heading to a new home where the owner already has a thriving bison business. This farm has agreed to purchase the entire herd, which is another factor we felt was important. We wanted to see them leave as a group and not be separated from animals they have been with since birth.