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!
PLATINUM ★★★
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
County of Franklin, Virginia
Farm Credit & Country Mortgages
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Truman Hill Farm
United Way Giving Garden Initiative
GOLD ★★
Blue Ridge Soil and Water Conservation District
Homestead Creamery
Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards
2016 Buy Fresh Buy Local Sponsorship
SILVER ★
Angle Hardware
Beckner’s Produce
Blackwater Nursery & Landscaping
Briar Mountain Farm
Brooks Mill Winery
Dale and Daniel Angle - Honey
Foster’s Greenhouse and Country Market
Four Corners Farm
Four Oaks Farms, LLC
Good Food - Good People
Graham Bass Fish Farm
Hickory Hill Vineyards
Hilltop Mulch Inc.
J and P Meat Processing
Moneta Farm & Home Center
Rocky Mount Farmers’ Market
Rocky Mount Lifestyle Health Center & Natural Foods
Snow Creek Nursery
The Dansby Farm
Thee Red Barn
The Veggie Shed
VitaZen
Wait in Hope Acres/John Peters Bakery
Walter’s Greenhouse
Woods Farm