The Roanoke Valley Locavore

Promoting the production of local foods in the Roanoke Valley.

Farmers Market

The Black Twig Garden

theblacktwiggardentThe Black Twig Garden

 

 

 

 

Description:

Growing healthy food from certified organic seeds with organic practices. Offering vegetables, fruit, honey, and  jams made the old fashioned way!

Contact Person: Sybille Nelson

 

Address: PO BOX 715

City: Troutville, VA, 24175

Phone Number: 540/529-9532

Months of Operation :  May 1 through October 31

Hours of Operation

Answer: Saturdays 8:00 am-1:00 pm

www.TheBlackTwigGarden.com

Contact or Business email: sybillenelson@aol.com

Answer: Grown without pesticides, Using certified organic seeds, non-GMO , organic practices.

 

Wytheville Farmer’s Market

wythevilleWytheville Farmer’s Market

Description:

The Wytheville Farmers Market has a two-fold mission:  1) Our primary mission is to offer the local residents of Southwestern Virginia with a credible and safe place to purchase locally produced fresh foods at affordable prices. 2) The secondary mission of the Wytheville Farmers Market is to provide local farmers, gardeners, food producers, and artisans with an opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals to share their individual knowledge and expertise, give back to the community, and provide a profitable place for local harvests to be sold in a casual yet professional manner.

Contact Person: Jen Otey

Address: 570 E. Spring St.

City: Wytheville,

Phone Number: 2766200303

Months of Operation

Answer: May – October

Hours of Operation

Answer: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

Answer: www.wythevillefarmersmarket.com

Contact or Business email: wythevillefarmersmarket@live.com

Answer: https://www.facebook.com/wytheville.farmersmarket

Grateful Bread

Grateful Bread

 

A Sweet Little Artisan Bakery Specializing in Organic Craft Breads, Bagels, Cupcakes and More. We are Now Open to the Public in our Retail Location, while continuing to Provide Custom Breads and Baked Goods for Commercial Accounts.

109 Old Hensley Rd
Floyd, Virginia
(540) 558-9395

 

Also frequents Farm to Table at Greenbrier Nurseries  Thursday and Saturday

Good Food Good People

 

Good Food Good People

General Information

Farmer owned and operated, Good Food-Good People (GFGP) serves as a link between the agricultural community in the Blue Ridge Mountains/Piedmont area and the region’s market shoppers, fine-dining chefs, CSA sharers and local food lovers. Since its roots as a collaboration of three small vegetable farms in 1996, GFGP has blossomed to represent over 50 producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and mushrooms, pasture-raised meats, free-range eggs, farm cheeses, breads and baked delicacies, value-added foods, natural hand crafts and lots more–all originating within a 100-mile radius of our Floyd home base and your front door!

Our community-supported agriculture program, “FarmShares,” keeps you eating local nearly the entire calendar year! Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as eggs, herbs, cheese, occasional meats and local hand-crafted items fill bountiful share boxes. A FarmShare brings you a full season of local goods available at our many drop sites in Roanoke, Daleville, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Floyd, VA. Whenever possible we prefer certified organic or biologically-grown sources.

Originally known for our fresh produce and eggs, GFGP also features hand-picked suppliers of grass-pastured meats, local cheeses, a wide array of sweeteners, jams and jellies, and many other prepared, local foods and beverages! Find “more local foods for more local folks” through our “A La Carte” virtual market or at 5 area farmer markets: Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Market: Thursdays from 2 to 6, May through October at Riverwalk Bridge, S. Jefferson Ave & Wiley Dr.; West End Farmers Table: Tuesdays from 3 to 6, Year-Round Corner of 13th and Patterson; Grandin Village Market: Saturdays from 8 to 12, Mid-April through October Westover Ave. behind Roanoke Natural Foods; Blacksburg YMCA Farmer’s Table: Tuesdays from 3 to 6, Year-Round  Saturdays from 9 to 12, May to October; Floyd Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 to 1, May to October Downtown on Locust St.

Contact: Ariel Leath  

Address: 320 Fork Drive Floyd, VA 24091    

Website: www.goodfoodgoodpeople.net 

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email: gfgpalacarte@swva.net  Phone:(540) 745-4347 x 2

Community Supported Agriculture

Good Food – Good People CSA FarmShares are a great way to eat local (& deliciously!) for nearly an entire calendar year. We offer two sizes of fresh vegetable shares, a fresh fruit share, a fresh pastured egg share, and spring and winter shares that will include a broad array of food groups supplied by numerous area farms and food producers. A FarmShare brings you a full season of local products at your choice of many drop sites in Roanoke, Daleville, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Floyd, VA.

Whenever possible we prefer certified organic or biologically-grown sources. All items in our farm shares comes from a 100-mile radius of our home-base in Floyd, keeping our food miles low. When you purchase local farm-fresh foods from GFGP, you participate in the local farmer-consumer network that encourages positive alternatives for nourishing ourselves and our community.

To register for our farm shares, please visit our website or email gfgpFarmShares@swva.net for more information.

 Contact: Christy Pugh   

Address: 320 Fork Drive Floyd, VA 24091    
Website: www.goodfoodgoodpeople.net 
email: gfgpFarmShares@swva.net  Phone:(540) 745-4347 x 0

2013 CSA Information is Listed Here

We offer wholesale distribution to restaurants, institutions and retail stores. Please email us for more information.

Good Food Good People Meat, Eggs and Cheese.

GFGP functions as an aggregator for various producers of grass-pastured beef, pork, chicken and turkey meats, as well as eggs and cheeses. We offer grass-pastured, antibiotic free meats with no restrictions on fresh air and sunshine. This meat is hormone and antibiotic free, lean and extremely tasty.

Beef and pork cuts are prepared in USDA-certified facilities and poultry operations are inspected under VADACS  state policies. Our XL brown pastured eggs from Weathertop Farm are huge, fresh and flavorful – available year ‘round, too. We feature local and regional cheeses, numerous fresh and aged varieties from high-quality BGH-free sources, hand-crafted from goat and cow milk.

GFGP meats, eggs and cheeses can be pre-ordered through our virtual market program, A La Carte (gfgpalacarte@swva.net) or at 5 area farmer markets: Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Market: Thursdays from 2 to 6, May through October at Riverwalk Bridge, S. Jefferson Ave & Wiley Dr.; West End Farmers Table: Tuesdays from 3 to 6, Year-Round Corner of 13th and Patterson; Grandin Village Market: Saturdays from 8 to 12, Mid-April through October Westover Ave. behind Roanoke Natural Foods; Blacksburg YMCA Farmer’s Table: Tuesdays from 3 to 6, Year-Round  Saturdays from 9 to 12, May to October; Floyd Farmers Market: Saturdays from 9 to 1, May to October Downtown on Locust St.

We offer wholesale distribution to restaurants, institutions and retail stores. Please email us for more information.

Contact: Ariel Leath  

Address: 320 Fork Drive Floyd, VA 24091    

Website: www.goodfoodgoodpeople.net 

email: gfgpalacarte@swva.net  Phone:(540) 745-4347 x 2

Ikenberry Orchards

Ikenberry Orchards

About

General Information
Ikenberry Orchards is a family owned and operated business. We have been fruit growers in Botetourt County for 100 years and hope to continue to serve you for years to come!Spring- We have a greenhouse fully stocked with annuals, perinnals, hanging baskets and a variety of unusual planters. We will custom plant in containers for you! Open April, May and June. Mums are available in the fall. Farmer’s Market every saturday!Summer- This is the time to visit for fresh fruits and vegetables! We have the most delicious peaches, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and white sweet corn that keeps you coming back for more! Summer cooking apples are here! Farmer’s Market every saturday!Fall- Apples are ripe and frost is on the pumpkins. All of our fall apples are harvested in September and October. Come choose your pumpkins, gourds, decorative corn, apple butter, preserves, jellies and honey. Country hams, nut and candies are here for your enjoyment. Also, this is when our corn maze is up and running! Farmer’s Market until end October through Early November.

Holidays- Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery roping are available the end of November through the 23rd of December.

Open all year!!!

http://www.ikenberryorchards.com/

Eco Friendly Foods

Eco Friendly Foods is a small meat processing plant in Moneta, Va. We work with a co-op of about 40 local producers to bring certified humane, pasture pure, grass fed meat to individuals, markets and restaurants local and in DC and NY. We believe and promote “from the pasture to the plate”

Misty Little
Office Manager
3397 Stony Fork Rd
MonetaVA 24121
5402979582
http://ecofriendly.com/
letsmeat@ecofriendly.com

 

Shawsville Farmers’ Market

Shawsville MarketShawsville Farmers’ Market is located on the grass at the corner of Rt. 460 and Alleghany Spring Road (where the turn lanes are), outside Meadowbrook Center and Meadowbrook Public Library in Shawsville, Virginia, between Salem and Christiansburg. Open 9 a.m. – 12 noon, each Saturday, May 5 – October 27, 2012. Fresh produce, eggs (chicken and duck), herbs, honey, baked goods, grass-finished beef (inside), vegetable plants, and locally-made crafts and artwork, as available.

Contact Person
Answer: Sandy BirkenmaierCity
Shawsville

AddressPhone Number
Answer: 540-381-1856Months of Operation
Answer: May Through OctoberHours of Operation
Answer: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Answer: 267 Alleghany Spring Road
ShawsvilleFarmersMarket.webs.com

Contact or Business email?
ShawsvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawsville-Farmers-Market/387248851313781?skip_nax_wizard=true

Mantana Heim

Our main objective is to market local vegetables, fruits, honey,  and quality crafts. This is our 3rd year and we are growing fast. A new and local organic vegetable farm joins us this year. We are also fortunate to have a Thai chef who markets her “ready to eat Thai foods” at this market.

mantana   This is what the local newspaper, The Smith Mountain Lake Eagle, wrote about this market last year (June 08): Live chicken, ducks and eggs from free range hens. Ripe, fragrant peaches, the size of soft balls. Juicy, heirloom tomatoes, corns picked the night before, young, tender yellow and green squashes without blemish. Artisan breads, homemade breads and cakes. Thai  Masman Curry, packaged and ready to heat up for a quick dinner with the different. Several varieties of honey from the hive just down the roads These are just a few examples of what being offered at the Moneta / SML  Community Market.

We offered the freshest vegetables, fruits, honey, breads, eggs cheese, Thai foods and quality crafts at our market. All products are produced locally and travel less than 50 miles to the market.

With this diversity of vendors and a great new location: on the grounds of Moneta Farm & Home Center, on Rt.122 (the highway running from Rocky Mount to Bedford) we feel that our market is here to stay!

SML/Moneta Community

Mantana Heim
2664 Radford Church Rd,
Moneta,VA 24121-4496

Phone: (540) 297-5789
E-mail: smlthaichef@aol.com

http://www.monetasmlmarket.com/

Plenty

plentyOur goal is to provide healthy produce/food to children and adults who do not have access to it or cannot afford it. McCabe sells his pottery at the Blacksburg Farmers Market and at the end of the day gathers surplus produce from the vendors to take back to floyd (including soap, eggs, and bread on occasion) Plenty also provides market coupons to and has arranged with the department of aging to provide van service on saturday mornings to elderly women in floyd to get to the local floyd farmers market and to have one or two coupons (worth 2 bucks each) to spend on the produce. We also sell rain barrels, have a master gardener come speak at our community garden on a month basis. and more

Plenty! is the umbrella name for several food community redistribution projects that we are engaged in for Floyd County. we sponsor the empty bowls project that is a fundraiser for the backpack program of floyd elementary and high schools. our second project is healthy snacks for hungry kids where we place healthy snacks and juices for all kindergarten and first graders in all four elementary schools. our third project is Kid’s Wonder Garden, at Floyd Elementary School. This year kindergartens are planting and harvesting beans, potatoes, etc and have just planted beets, spinach, etc. our fourth project is the new Floyd Community Garden, located 1/2 mile north of the traffic light in floyd where we now have our studios for Wildfire Pots and the space for our final project Portable Produce where we glean and gather surplus organic produce from farmers and gardeners in floyd county and take bags out weekly to some 70 families and individuals- elderly, handicapped and single mothers who do not have transportation.

Directions:

rom the light at floyd, go north on highway 8, about a half a mile, past the harvest moon, look to your right for the community garden and the little gray building and two red ones. from Blacksburg, Christiansburg, take highway 8 toward floyd, past wills ridge lumber, past the dollar store on the left, past citizens telephone on the right, then turn in at the next left.

Karen Day

karen day/ mccabe coolidge

138 little river rd.

floyd virginia 24091

karenday3@swva.net

540-357-5657

Our studio and community garden site is at the northside center, an old timey rickety gray building, just down the hill from Harvest Moon.

Updated: March 2, 2015 — 11:56 pm

Jamison’s Orchard

Family farm since 1875.  Our fruits and vegetables are grown on premises.  Old fashioned hard candy (in season).  Fruit and gift baskets are a specialty.

Select your own apples, peaches, nectarines, vegetables, apple butter, peach butter, mountain honey, hard candy, Amish country cheese.

One mile west of Route 419 and Oak Grove School.

Hours:  9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed on Sundays

Dennis Jamison

5635 Grand Road Ext,Roanoke, VA 24018

(540) 774-5537

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Covington Farmer’s Market

covington marketThe Covington Farmers Market provides a variety of local produce and artisan crafts to consumers. We provide grass fed and finished beef, and poultry, a variety of bedding plants, potted flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants, fresh cut herbs, hand made soaps and lotions, quilted products, free range eggs, honey, and baked goods.

Grown in the Alleghany Highlands just for YOU!

About

Season Opening: May 24th, 2014
Description

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the sale of local products, to provide an educational forum for consumers and vendors, and to enhance the quality of life in the area by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and networking. The Covington Farmers Market provides a place for local vendors to directly sell their goods and where community members can interact in a safe and friendly environment. We do this because we support local farmers and crafters, promote economic growth in the area, and desire to preserve the quality of life in our community.

Basic Info

Joined Facebook 12/01/2009

Location 134 W Main St, Covington, Virginia 24426

Hours
Wed3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parking
Street
Parking Lot

Contact Info

Phone (540) 862-0369

Email covingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Website http://www.covingtonfarmersmarket.com

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op

Roanoke Natural Foods Coop

About

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.

Description

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 www.farmroanoke.com.

  • 1319 Grandin Rd SW
  • Roanoke, Virginia 24015

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeCoop/info

 

Salem City Market

CIty of SalemLocated in beautiful downtown Salem, the Salem Farmers Market vendors pride themselves on bringing the “Best of the Country to the City”. Our vendors bring a wide variety of products to market including fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic produce, delicious baked goods, jams/jellies, local honey, antibiotic and hormone free meats, spice mixes, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, flowers and shrubbery, and so much more.

Be sure and join us at 9:30 every Saturday morning in June, July, and August for Chef’s Circle demonstrations! www.salemva.gov/chefscircle/

As always, there is ample free parking on site, so come join your friends at the Salem Farmers Market!

Location: Corner of Broad St. and Main Street, downtown Salem. Hours: Mon-Sat from 7:30 till 2 pm. 

The Farmers Market is located in downtown Salem on the corner of Main Street and Broad Street. From Interstate 81, take exit 140 and head east into Salem. At the Main Street intersection, turn right. The Market is located 2 blocks down Main Street on your right.

Beth Carson, City Horticulturist  Alice Austin, Market Manager

bcarson@salemva.gov

Beth Carson 540-375-3028, Market office  540-375-4098

 

Updated: June 13, 2012 — 6:24 pm

Walters Greenhouse

Walters Greenhouse has been in business for 24 years. The large greenhouses are on 5 acres. We use sustainable growing methods for a large assortment of herb, annual, and perennial, flowers, and vegetable plants. These plants may be bought at the farm or at the Roanoke City Market February – July

Mrs. Walters

1356 Coopers Cove Road Hardy, Virginia

427-3578

King Brothers Farms and Orchards

Come visit our 7th generation farm and step back in time. Enjoy country life. Enjoy fruits and vegetables. Visit us on the Roanoke City Market in the summertime and at the orchard in the fall.

corns, beans, potatoes, squash, peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, fruit – Roanoke City and Salem Farmers Market and PYO fruit Sept 15- Nov 20

Nancy and,Will Riking, Gladys and Howard King

kingbrola@aol.com

540-929-4481

Vinton Farmers Market

The Vinton Farmers’ Market, located at 204 W. Lee Ave., is a great place to sell or purchase  produce, crafts, plants, jams, jellies, baked goods and artwork under the comfort of a permanent canopy. The market is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from 8 a.m. -3 p.m.  The market also hosts many events throughout the year including Art Markets, Vintage Markets, and Retro Evenings. For more information visit www.vintonva.gov

The Vinton Farmers’ Market, located at 204 W. Lee Ave., is a great place to sell or purchase  produce, crafts, plants, jams, jellies, baked goods and artwork. The market is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from 8 a.m. -3 p.m.  The market also hosts many events throughout the year including Art Markets, Vintage Markets, and Retro Evenings.

Directions:

From I-581 take Exit 4-E to Route 460/Orange Ave. At the fifth stoplight turn right on Gus W. Nicks Blvd. After entering Vinton turn left on Pollard St for one block and turn right on Lee Ave.

Mary Beth Layman

204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton, Virginia 24179

www.vintonva.gov

mblayman@vintonva.gov

Southern States – Troutville

Southern States Roanoke Cooperative is a farmer owned co-op founded in 1935. We provide farm and home supplies for a five county area (Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke, Rockbridge counties and the southern part of West Virginia). We provide: seed, fertilizer, farm supplies, feed, petroleum, and lawn and garden supplies. We will be opening a new 12,000 square foot retail facility during the fall of 2010 at 8709 Cloverale Road (alt 220/604) in Troutville, Virginia

Scott Stevens

PO BOX 160 Troutville, VA 24175

http://www.southernstates.com

scott.stevens@sscoop.com

Phone: 540-992-9001

The BarnHouse Garden

The BarnHouse Garden sells direct from the garden at our Trolley farmstand.  I grow organically and am working towards sustainable growth by seed-saving. We grow Heirloom produce and herbs, specializing in Heirloom melons.  Seeds, herb pots, Tomato pots are available in April. Medicinal herbal teas are available.

Shelley Starr
2763 Stony Fork Road
Moneta, VA 24121
starr@clsystems.biz
540-521-4686
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