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We create the highest quality organic CBD products to improve the quality of life for our customers.

We grow and refine USDA certified organic CBD products of the highest quality on our family owned farm in the Virginia Chesapeake Bay watershed. Very few CBD products on the market are USDA certified organic and as hemp cleans soils of toxins, only organic products can assure the user of purity.

We farm hemp sustainably and organically with no pesticides or insecticides, with the guidance of a master horticulturist with over 30 years of farming experience.

The hemp is hand seeded, cultivated and harvested at optimum bloom. It’s processed on site in a state of the art extraction facility meeting USDA organic extraction requirements. We control the process from seed to bottle and all products are independently tested by a third party laboratory.

A portion of our sales are pledged to support the environment.

2020 was our 2nd year and we’re excited for many more to come!

Meet the Rest of the Team

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Adrianne Joseph
Virginia licensed,USDA certified organic hemp farmer and processor.
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Adrianne Joseph
USDA Certified Organic Hemp Farmer and Processor
Dr. Adrianne Joseph is a Virginia licensed, USDA certified organic hemp farmer and processor. One of the first to be licensed in her State, her vertically integrated operation is now in its second year. She is a wellness advocate, whose interest in hemp farming stems from a desire to help people live well.

Her entrepreneurial spirit was sparked by her work as a business angel, helping startups in Europe and the US. She has a legal background working in international mergers and acquisitions, in France and the US. When not working on River Organics, she promotes arts initiatives in rural Virginia through the Cook Foundation, and the Gloucester Arts Festival.

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Donny Gilman
Donny Gilman has a background in Horticulture working in the...
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Donny Gilman
Farm Manager
Donny Gilman has a background in Horticulture working in the Wholesale Nursery business for many years along with a lifelong interest in all things mechanical. Working for the past 15 years as Farm Manager, they have evolved the farm into an organically certified growing operation now in the second year of production of hemp plants for CBD products. He enjoys being able to work outdoors and solving the challenges associated with successfully growing in an organic operation. Farming requires more time than there are hours in the day, but if there’s ever any spare time Donny would enjoy being out on the river, taking the family and the dogs for a boat ride and a swim.
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Ryan Cross
Ryan Cross is the Operations Manager, and has held that position since the business began.
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Ryan Cross
Operations Manager

Ryan Cross is the Operations Manager, and has held that position since the business began. Managing the extraction and product creation aspects of our business, his work involves everything that is needed to turn the flower harvested from our field into the product you hold in your hand. Ryan has a B.S degree in Biological Sciences, and worked in the field of natural resources prior to joining our team. His interest in hemp stems from his work in natural resources, and the positive environmental impact hemp’s soil cleaning properties provide. When he’s not at work, Ryan spends the majority of his time in the outdoors hiking, hunting, or fishing. At home, he is a dog dad to two Labrador retrievers named Maggie and Samson.

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Rex Jones

Rex is a Production Specialist at River Organics where she...

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Rex Jones
Production Specialist

Rex is a Production Specialist at River Organics where she assists with the formulation and production of CBD products. She works to analyze and refine production methods to create products of the highest quality. Working alongside the growing and processing teams, Rex also helps with the harvest and extraction of hemp. From crop to finished product, Rex is committed to maintaining the organic integrity and quality of the River Organics product line. Rex’s previous experience includes working as a historian and conducting agricultural research. Rex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Longwood University. In her free time, she enjoys being on the water and spending time with her family.

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Rosie Crawford
Rosie Crawford is the bookkeeper at River Organics, where she...
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Rosie Crawford
Bookkeeper
Rosie Crawford is the bookkeeper at River Organics, where she manages the financial records and daily operations. Before starting at River Organics, Rosie spent over thirty years as an Asset Manager with Great Atlantic Property Management. A Virginia native, Rosie resides in Yorktown, VA and enjoys spending time with her family. Rosie loves working with the River Organics team where she can discover and experience the benefits of products that are infused with CBD. Rosie believes in taking CBD everyday to help focus and keep anxiety levels in check.
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John Dudley

John has a varied career with large companies in the...

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John Dudley

John has a varied career with large companies in the packaging and promotional display industries. He is happy to be working today with a dynamic team, making a product that is good for customers, and helping to restore and preserve part of Earth’s goodness. When not working, John aspires to spend more time “simply messing about in boats”.

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Melanie Storrs

Melanie is the Packaging and Fulfillment Coordinator...

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Melanie Storrs
Packaging and Fulfillment Coordinator

Melanie is the Packaging and Fulfillment Coordinator at River Organics, but she does so much more.  When she is not fulfilling orders, she can be found planting seeds, extracting CBD, bottling products, setting up wholesale accounts, or helping with various degrees of company marketing.  She especially enjoys helping to create new products, caring for the seedlings in the greenhouse, and meeting people at events.

Originally from western Pennsylvania, Melanie moved to Virginia in 2005 after living in Hawaii for 4 years and spending a year in Iraq as a member of the Army Reserves.  She received degrees in business from Hawaii Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Melanie managed an animal hospital in Yorktown, VA for 12 years before leaving to spend more time with her family.  During this time, she became more interested in plants and completed the Extension Master Gardeners Course.  She loves the opportunity to put these skills to work each day on the farm.

When not at work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs.  She is often found hiking with her son’s Boy Scout troop or riding her mountain bike.  She also enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and scrapbooking.

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We are located in the Virginia Chesapeake Bay watershed, which provides habitat for thousands of species.

Our responsible and sustainable organic farming will help preserve the use of this treasured resource for all. We’re also here to help preserve and promote Virginia’s legacy of a vibrant agricultural economy, and to promote healthy lifestyles. We hope to continue that tradition for future generations.