We have about 150 grafted pecan trees, of seven different varieties growing on our farm.  



We moved to our farm in 1998, it was a dream come true  for our family.  Our farm is 46 acres of some of Virginia's finest farmland; a balance of open fields, wooded areas, fenced pastures, springs, creeks and a stocked pond.  What more could anyone want?  Fresh air, peace and quiet, and the chance to produce something of value from the land.  It has been a lifelong goal for our family to not only live on our farm, but to also work at making a living from our farm.  It has not been easy, but definitely rewarding.

2020 Welcome to our Farm

Russell B., & Juliane Thurston, owners


Farm History

Heritage Grove Pecan Farm

Our Projects

Members of the North Carolina Pecan Grower's Association

Though Virginia is not often thought of as one of the top producers of pecans, Virginia does have a suitable climate for some pecan varieties.  For many years we have harvested buckets of nuts each fall from the giant Stuart pecan tree in our backyard.  Nearly ten years ago we began to explore and pursue planting a commercial pecan grove on our land.  We know the trees grow well here, and we know the trees produce a great tasting nut.  So, after several years of careful planning, research, and visits to other growers in the southeast, we tested our soil, surveyed our fields, and in January 2012 planted our first 50 grafted trees, we continue to add new pecan trees each year.  We do not yet have a crop big enough to sell.

5137 Stage Coach Road

Nathalie VA 24577

(Halifax County Virginia)


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