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Promoting the production of local foods in the Roanoke Valley.


Wytheville Farmer’s Market

wythevilleWytheville Farmer’s Market


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


Contact or Business email:


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

Ikenberry Orchards

Ikenberry Orchards


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!!!

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

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

Contact or Business email?

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


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.


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


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

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




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!

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

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


Updated: June 13, 2012 — 6:24 pm

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

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.


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

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

Phone: 540-992-9001

Troutville Farmers’ Market in the Park

Join us every Saturday, Rain or Shine, for the Troutville Farmers’ Market in the Park!  Located right inside the

Jessie Mowles
5419 Lee Highway
Troutville, VA/24175
8 a.m.–Noon



Updated: June 11, 2012 — 1:30 pm

Grandin Village Community Market

Grandim Market

The Grandin Village Community Market  is open every Saturday from 8:00am-noon from April 25-October 31 for the 2015 season.

The Grandin Village Community Market supports local, sustainable agriculture by connecting the public with local farmers and food producers. The Grandin Village Market accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits.

Currently the Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 19 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood,  locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. All products sold at our markets are produced within 100 miles of our market locations.  We make two exceptions to this rule:  we allow regional seafood from Virginia and North Carolina waters (only if the vendor is local) and coffee (only if the roaster is local).

 Contact: Sam Lev

Address: 2080 Westover Rd Roanoke VA 24015 (raised parking lot behind Roanoke Natural Foods Coop)
phone: 540.632.1360

The Grandin Village Market on Roanoker Blog

Fralins Produce

Fralin’s Produce
Alan & Ruth Fralin
10179 Bent Mountain Road
Bent Mountain, VA 24059

We have been providing locally grown fruits and vegetables in season from our family farm for 30 years. These include, but are not limited to: tomatoes, corn, cabbage, potatoes, peaches, apples, squash, peppers, green beans, cucumbers, and much more. We are located on top of Bent Mountain and open from April through October, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.

From Roanoke: Go about 14 miles south on route 221 from the 419/221 intersection at Cave Spring, 1/2 mile past the Bent Mountain Post Office.

From Floyd: From the stoplight go approximately 24 miles north on route 221.

Roadside Market


Bryant Orchards

Barb Bryant
2333 Blacksburg Rd
Fincastle VA 24090

Bryant Orchards has peaches and produce from late June through August and Apples September through November. We have fresh local grown fruits and vegetables. We also have homemade applebutter and jams.

We are located on 220 next to Daleville post office right across from Lord Botetourt High School.

Catawba Valley Farmers Market

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Opening Date for 2014 is May 8! Closing Date is October 2.

Farmers market with locally-grown & produced vegetables, fruits, meats, baked goods, eggs, plus arts & crafts. Kids craft activity weekly, taught by school art teacher. Free music many market days. Playground for kids.
Known as the friendliest market in the area!

Kati Span
4965 Catawba Creek Rd.
VA/ 24070
Thursday, 3:30-7:00 PM
Updated: August 24, 2014 — 7:24 pm
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