Victory Chapel Family Farms | Washington, D.C. | Marines Corps
Lorne Williams served as a rifleman in the Marine Corps for 4 years and went on multiple deployments including Beirut Lebanon after the bombing in October 1983.
For the last five years he’s been keeping bees, averaged 20 -25 colonies for the last three.
“Beekeeping has given me the opportunity to start a profitable farm in in Charles County, Maryland. My wife and I established Victory Chapel Family Farms 7 years ago. I have a sense of pride in helping bees with all the perils they face now.”
Lorne joined FVC after attending A Livestock Conservancy program for Veteran Farmers where Michael O’Gorman gave a presentation on the ways FVC supports farmer veterans.
Now his Victory Chapel honey is Homegrown By Heroes certified.
Lorne believes the HBH label helps increase sales with what he considers a renewed sense of gratitude to veterans. When people see his Homegrown by Heroes signage, often he hears a ‘Thank you for your service’ along with a purchase from them. “This gratitude resonates deeply with me and reinforces the sense of honor I felt as a serviceman who contributed to maintaining freedom and the American way of life.”
Victory Chapel honey is produced sustainably and locally in the Washington Metro area from local multi-floral nectar sources. They sell raw honey that is extracted from the honeycomb without heat or filtration, and packaged immediately, thus capturing all the flavor and aroma of honey.