Why Consume Locally?

Franklin County Fresh Foods | Local VegetablesThere are numerous reasons to buy local foods, including what some believe to be their superior freshness and delicious taste. Keeping food dollars circulating locally supports the area economy by helping family farms and businesses thrive. Buying from local growers protects the environment by minimizing the distance food travels from field to plate.

The local food directory is a valuable guide to link the community with producers and suppliers within the Franklin County area. Our guide provides locations for:

  • Farm Stands and U-Pick
  • Farmers’ Markets and Country Stores
  • Fruit, Vegetables and Orchards
  • Greenhouses, Plants and Gardening Supplies
  • Honey
  • Meat, Fish, Dairy and Eggs
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Wineries and Vineyards
  • Christmas Tree Farm
  • Brewery
  • Canning
  • Specialties

Consumers want to know their doctors and dentists; references are checked for an attorney or veterinarian, but often little thought is given to how food is grown. Buying food locally helps you know your farmer, know where your food comes from, and allows you to learn more about local growing and farming practices.

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With a sincere thank you to our sponsors!
  • Carillion Franklin Memorial Hospital
  • County of Franklin
  • Farm Credit & Country Mortgages
  • Franklin County Farm Bureau
  • Franklin County Master Gardeners Association
  • Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Foster’s Greenhouse and Country Market
  • Johnson’s Orchards and Winery
  • Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards
  • Beckner’s Produce
  • Bea’s Place at Callaway
  • Blackwater Nursery & Landscaping
  • Boone’s Country Store
  • Briar Mountain Farm
  • Brooks Mill Winery
  • Capps Home Building Center
  • Dale and Daniel Angle
  • Dansby’s Asparagus, Blueberry, and Raspberry Farm
  • Four Oaks Farms, LLC
  • Graham Bass Fish Farm, LLC
  • Guiseberry Farm, LLC
  • Hickory Hills Vineyards
  • J and P Meat Processing, LLC
  • J-S Livestock
  • Moneta Farm & Home Center
  • Ramulose Ridge Vineyards
  • Rocky Mount Lifestyle - Health Center & Natural Foods
  • Sandy River Pork
  • Seven Springs Farm CSA & Seven Springs Farming Supply
  • Taste of Jubilee
  • Truman Hill Farm
  • VitaZen
  • Wait in Hope Acres and John Peters Farm
  • Walter’s Greenhouse
  • West Piedmont Planning District