The Roanoke Valley Locavore

Promoting the production of local foods in the Roanoke Valley.

Restaurants, Baking and Catering

Firefly Fare


firefly fareFirefly Fare



Casual Farm to Table restaurant in historic City Market Building with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.



Contact Person: Chris Parkhurst

Address:32 Market Square SE, Roanoke,VA, 24011

Phone Number: 540.206.2630


Months of Operation

Answer: open every day

Hours of Operation

Answer: Sun.-Tue. 11am-3pm

Wed.-Sat. 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm


Local Roots

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Local Roots







Local Roots Cafe is dedicated to serving local, organic, sustainably-produced fare. All food at Local Roots Cafe is raised or grown, prepared, and served with respect and love for animals, vegetables and fruits, people and The Earth. Fish and seafood are only from sustainably-harvested sources. Our menu changes often reflecting what is seasonal and fresh. This all makes for delicious eating!

1314 Grandin Road SW | Roanoke, VA 24015 | 540-206-2610
located next door to the Grandin Theater | handicap aware

Closed Monday

Tuesday – Friday,  11:30 -2pm, 5-10pm; Saturday 5-10pm;
Sunday Brunch 11-2:30pm;

Sunday Family Style Supper 5-9pm

Our mission is S.O.L.E. food:  Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical and..Delicious. All food served in its season.

Contact:Diane Elliot(owner)

Address:  1314 Grandin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015




Phone: 540-206-2610

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

The Swinging Bridge Restaurant

After a long and arduous journey, we are proud to welcome you to The Swinging Bridge Restaurant, where you’ll find “old-time, Southern, stick-to-your-ribs good cookin’ with a hillbilly gourmet flare.” We offer a unique dining experience in a cozy setting, with décor that reflects the beauty and splendor of nature, brought indoors. Sit down, relax, and have something good to eat!

Warning – be prepared to “Slap your Mama ’cause she don’t cook like this no more”…that’s how strongly we feel (and we think you’ll agree) about our country-style, homemade meals. [Menu]

Reservations for 8 or more can be made by calling ahead — 540-897-5099. Larger parties: certain restrictions apply, call for information.

Our menu features a variety of buffalo dishes. We now offer BBQ from Thursday through Sunday, prepared on our “locomotive smoker”.

Most Thursday nights – come on over, cozy up to the fire and listen to some great bluegrass music, played by local musicians. After your meal, go upstairs and stroll across our real swinging bridge and check out our wildlife display and visit the Paint Bank General Store & Gift Shop.


Draper Mercantile

draper mercFrom their Wep page….


The Draper Mercantile has been a favorite local hangout for over 125 years. We’re continuing that tradition and welcome you to the new gathering place for great food, friendly folks and an inspiring atmosphere.

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company serves as a showplace for regional arts, crafts, and music. Shop for unique artwork, traditional Appalachian crafts or catch some live music onstage. Visitors can meet local artists and musicians throughout the year at concerts, artisan demonstrations, and special events.

As the heart of the Draper Mercantile, the Blue Door Café provides an upscale cafe experience in a relaxed and neighborly setting. Our food is made from scratch and we use local and organically grown ingredients whenever possible. See our menu for delicious sandwiches, salads and soups as well as farm-fresh breakfasts and our signature house-made desserts.

The Draper Mercantile is also home to the Draper Valley Marketplace, an eclectic little market dedicated to bringing you vibrant, healthful food diversity. The Marketplace features local foods and healthy selections as well as gourmet and world cuisine.

Looking for adventure? The Junction at the Draper Mercantile is your destination for outdoor recreation in the New River Valley. The Junction features bike rentals for the New River Trail and guided excursions. The Junction also offers a wide variety of outdoor gear and apparel.

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company is dedicated to the enterprise of creating economic opportunity for the region while preserving and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia.


Contact: Donna LeMaster

3054 Greenbriar Rd

Draper Va

Phone: 540-994-5659

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Months of Operation : Open all year

Hours of Operation : Monday Closed Tuesday 8am-8pm Wednesday 8am-8pm Thursday 8am-8om Friday 8am-9pm  Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday 10:30am-5m






Firefly Fare

firfly fare

From their website…..

“Think of Firefly Fare as “farm to table on the go.” Chef and owner Chris Parkhurst offers a seasonally changing menu, a fresh juice bar, and freshly baked deserts.


“We’re trying to bring us back a little closer to how our great grandparents used to eat, but with a bit of modern sensibility and global influence,” says Parkhust. That means sourcing locally and sustainably when possible and creating a changing landscape of great tastes. “We’re providing an alternative that’s been missing downtown for someone who wants quick access to healthy, tasty food while supporting local farmers.”

Sound good?  It sounds even better when you list some of the options that have made the menu so far: butternut squash pancakes with local apple butter, zucchini frittata with braised greens and fresh oranges, and Moroccan seven veggie stew.
The dishes change frequently, so the best way to find out what the Blacksburg native has cooking is to stop by. You’ll be welcomed with carefully crafted meals, fresh ingredients, and fun details, including firefly table lights and some of your favorite old record covers holding today’s menu.

Contact Person
Chris Parkhurst

32 Market Square SE
Phone Number

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs 11-7
Fri-Sat 11-9
Sun 11-3

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op

Roanoke Natural Foods Coop


Since ’75, Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op has provided our community with nutritious food choices and earth-friendly products. Operating from cooperative principles, we support sustainable environmental practices, local organic farmers and local economy.


Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op serves the Roanoke Valley from two retail locations. 1319 Grandin Road, open 8am-9pm every day & 1 Market Square, SE, open Sundays and Mondays from 10am-7pm and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9am-7pm.

Our farm, Heritage Point Urban Farm, is the largest contiguous urban farm in the United States. Visit the farm at

  • 1319 Grandin Rd SW
  • Roanoke, Virginia 24015




Floyd Eco Village

Floyd Eco VillageAnswer: Floyd Eco Village is an intentional, multi-generational residential and educational community complex in Floyd, Virginia. Currently our small community garden feeds employees of the EcoVillage, but a larger garden and orchard are in the works and will eventually support a small community restaurant and kitchen. It is still under development, but we hope to open in the fall of 2012.


Amy Avery
PO Box 235
188 Eco Village Trail SE
Floyd, VA 24091
Open: All year


Alexander'sOld school/ new cool and everything in between. Alexander’s is Roanoke’s and SW Virginia’s Original Farm to Table Restaurant. Since 1979 Alexander’s has grown our own seasonal organic vegetables and herbs in addition to cultivating relationships with regional farmers. As a result we provide the highest quality organic and local vegetables, herbs, meats, and cheeses to our customers. Our owner is also a founding member of the Virginia Old Dominion convivium of Slow Food.


Located in downtown Roanoke two blocks walking distance from Hotel Roanoke, the City Market and the Taubman Museum of Art.


Contact: Bridget Meagher

105 South Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011


cell: 5408193682

The Bread Basket


Fresh homemade bread,rolls and other good things made from 100% whole wheat berries from Montana. The flour is home milled and I use only the freshest ingredients. Farm eggs,honey and no dairy. There is 25 vitimans and minerals that are not in store bread also complex carbs. No Crumbing when sliced. All orders garanteed fresh. Delivery to Troutville area only.


From Troutville take route 11 north to Mill Creek Baptist Church and take a right on the Blueridge Turnpike. Stay on the turnpike til it ends and take a left on Lithia Road (1 mile from the concrete bridge) to Spec Mine Road, turn right and go across the railroad tracks and stay to the right and take the paved road all the way to the end and it turns into gravel and you see the farm house.

Carol Price

315 Spec Mine Road

Buchanan Va, 24066

The Farms & Fields Project at Owens Food Court, Virginia Tech

Farms and FieldsThe Farms Fields Project at Owens Food Court is the signature local, organic, and sustainable venue for Virginia Tech Dining Services. Customers will find a seasonal menu using produce, meat, and dairy from the Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm and other local producers. The venue is also an educational opportunity for students to learn more about sustainability and where their food comes from. Open 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year.

Owens Food Court is located off of Kent Street on the Virginia Tech Campus (near the on-campus bookstore and library) in downtown Blacksburg. Visitor parking passes can be obtained through VT Parking Services, and the venue is also a quick walk from parking downtown.

Rachael Budowle, Sustainability Coordinator for VT Dining Services

144 B New Hall West (0428)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-1139



LuckyLucky is a full service restaurant and bar located in the heart of downtown Roanoke VA.  Lucky serves the highest quality seasonal comfort food in an environment that is reminiscent of the neighborhood gastropubs of New York and Brooklyn.  Lucky only serves food that is grown and harvested in healthy and responsible manner.

Jeff Farmer

18 Kirk Avenue,Roanoke VA 24011

(540) 580-9983

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Oddfellas Cantinia

Odd FFella’s Cantina

Oddfella’s Cantina serves a wide variety of delicious dishes that will please every palette.   Everything is made from scratch, with many ingredients acquired from local farmers, the menu reflects the diversity.

“Fresh, local, seasonal products prepared simply and artfully”.  Set in one of Floyd’s beautiful hand made soapstone building.  Oddfella’s ambiance breathes a sense of laid back feeling and a passion .. for local art, live music and sustainably farmed local  food.

Our menu changes to the seasons but always offers original preparations of everyone’s favorite flavors……..from our Chimichanga with choice of all natural chicken, organic Twin Oaks tofu, or local grass fed highland beef from Running River Ranch, Black Angus Ribeye, gourmet  vegetarian dishes.  Fresh seafoood from the east coast every week from the Indigo Girls Seafood.  Daily lunch specials always include a homemade soups.  Come and experience Oddfella’s Cantina and feel good about eating healthy and supporting the local sustainable community.


Julie Arrington
110 N. Locust st
PO box 914Floyd, VA 24091
540 745 DINE(3463)


Five Star Personal Chef Service

I come to your home and prepare meals. I bring my own equipment, prepare the meals, package and label them according to customers’ wishes. I refrigerate or freeze and leave detailed instructions on how to heat the meals. You come home to a clean kitchen that smells wonderful and dinner is ready. In-Home cooking service.

Barbie Winstead Caterer

150 Big Mountain Rd. New Castle, VA 24127

Phome: 540-864-5525

Mattie’s Mountain Mud


Mattie’s Mountain Mud

Mattie’s Roastery is located on our family owned, working farm on Barbour’s Creek. We produce Mattie’s Mountain Mud, fresh roasted, small farmed and co-operative produced, high quality coffees to order. Certified Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and a proud member of Virginia’s Finest. Mattie, with twenty years of roasting experience, artisan roasts every batch supplying regional businesses and individuals with coffee that cups better than it smells. Extra proceeds from Mattie’s Mountain Mud support sustainable farming projects, focusing on the continuation of heirloom seed stock and tree-planting of all sorts.

Contact:Mattie Barnes

Address: 721 Barbour’s Creek RoadNew Castle, VA 24127

Phone: 877-389-1477


Holly’s Homemade Treats

Homemade cakes including sugar free, and spicy bean salsa. Can be purchased on the Roanoke city market on Saturdays from April-December, Ikenberry Orchard in Daleville, and Country Corner on 460 in Bonsack. All my cakes have been approved by the Virginia Finest Certification.

Contact:Holly Shaver

Address: 5448 Setter RoadRoanoke, VA 24012


Phone:(540) 977-1373

Big Fat Jerry’s

Big Fat Jerry's


Based on the quality of this product, BFJ’s Seasoning has been awarded the Virginia’s Finest Trademark seal of approval. This trademark certifies that what you are about to buy is grown, produced, or processed right here in Virginia and meets the highest quality standards set by industry and approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.





Phone: 540-863-5381



Hotel Roanoke

Hotel RoanokeWhat we have is celebrated. The ambiance. The service. The charm. The tradition. Our restaurants have a storied history and offer a variety of tastes and atmospheres to suit every appetite. Your options range from sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffets and superior á la carte dinners in the elegant, award-winning Regency Dining Room to a casual atmosphere and lighter fare in The Pine Room Pub. Our menus highlight and feature a taste of the region, as we partner closely with local and regional farmers to bring you the very best and freshest ingredients possible. Both The Pine Room Pub and The Regency Room are annually recognized by local and regional publications in offering the very best dining experience in the Valley.

From North or South I-81
Exit 143 (I-581 South) to Exit 5. Cross Wells Avenue and continue to the main entrance of the hotel.
From 220N (Martinsville)
220N becomes I-581N. Take exit 4E (Orange Avenue). Take first right at traffic light onto Williamson Road. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel.
From 460W (Lynchburg)
460 becomes Orange Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light at Williamson Road and Orange Avenue. After the third traffic light, turn right on Shenandoah Avenue. Take the first right to main entrance of the hotel.


Contact: Michael Quonce

Address: 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016



Berry Ridge Farm

Free range eggs, specialize in gluten free baked goods, and other dietary items made be made by special request.We sell direct to the customer and can be found at the farmers market at Ikenberry Orchard in Botetourt County from early spring to late fall. We raise our own free range chickens for our farm fresh eggs, I am a Rn who has specilized in gluten free baked items. We participate with the Botetourt Family Farmers Market at Ikenberry’s Orchard in Botetourt County. Special orders can also be made by special request at other times. We can be found in the Buchanan ,Va. area call for directions.

Contact: Teresa Berry
Address: Berry Ridge Farms & Gluten Free Bakery P.O.Box 855, Buchanan, Va.24066


Phone: 540-520-7912 or 254-1689

Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette


THEDOGS.COM Your total wine destination. Join us for our festivals and events. Check our Facebook Events page or website for up to date information.
Chateau Morrisette Winery is one of Southwest Virginia’s premier destinations for award-winning wine and fine dining. The winery produces an extensive range of wines, while the restaurant specializes in fresh and delicious regional cuisine.

Restaurant Hours

December – March See More

General Information

We ship our wine to the following States: VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, WV, NY, NH, MD, DC, OH, ME, MI, WI, KS, MO, IA, MN, LA, TX, NM, CO, WY, ID, NV, OR, WA, and CA. If you live in PA, you may order direct from your local Liquor store.
Please remember, in most cases (not all) we are limited to shipping a maximum of two cases a month to the same person. We must also have your birthdate in order to ship wine to you and someone over 21 must be able to sign for the UPS delivery. Order online at www.thedogs.comor by phone at 540-593-2865.

For orders over $150, you pay $6 per case (partial case) for shipping.


287 Winery Road SW Floyd, VA 24091

Website: :


Phone: 540-593-9216

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