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!
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
County of Franklin, Virginia
Farm Credit & Country Mortgages
Franklin County Farm Bureau
United Way of Franklin County – Franklin County Giving Garden
Virginia Grown – Virginia Department of Agriculture
Foster’s Greenhouse and Country Market
Beckner’s Produce
Bee’s Place at Callaway
Blackwater Nursery & Landscaping
Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District
Boone’s Country Store
Briar Mountain Farm
Brooks Mill Winery
Dale and Daniel Angle - Honey
Dansby’s Asparagus, Blueberry, and Raspberry Farm
Four Corners Farm
Graham Bass Fish Farm
Hickory Hill Vineyards
J and P Meat Processing
Moneta Farm & Home Center
Rocky Mount Lifestyle Health Center & Natural Foods
Rolling Meadows Farm
Sandy River Pork, Inc.
Seven Springs Farming Supplies & Seven Springs CSA
Snow Creek Nursery
The Growing Place
West Piedmont Planning District Commission
White Horse Farm, LLC