Life in rural West Virginia offers many blessings. We have clean water and air, edible and medicinal native plants, forest, caves, wildlife … and time and space to honor and enjoy the land. We strive for a small ecological footprint on Alterra’s 109 acres. We offer humanely raised game birds, eggs, and one of a kind handmade wearables.
Most Saturdays you can find us at the Lewisburg Farmers’ Market in downtown Lewisburg, WV, 8:30 – 1 in the parking lot between the Post Office and the Methodist Church April through October, and the Winter Farmers Market at the WV State Fairgrounds in Fairlea, WV October-March. Live birds are sold at the farm.
Bob Hoffa is a self taught engineer with curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning. He designed and built all the buildings on the farm, and much of the furniture inside our home. He installed our solar array, and created several electric vehicles, ranging in scale from a bicycle to a small utility vehicle. He is a woodworker, stained glass artist, maker of jewelry, and a lover of turtles, trees, rocks, and minerals; and the driving force behind our game bird enterprise.
- (304) 497 2756
Tenley Shewmake is an artist and craftsperson with many talents. She is a student of body language and communication, with people and animals. She puts her enjoyment of color, order, function, and design into service of all her endeavors, from creating and programming websites and participating in community endeavors, to sewing wearable art.
- (304) 992-9601