Thanks to these organizations for their support of Food Day in the Shenandoah Valley:
Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local works to find new markets for family farmers, educate consumers about the benefits of eating locally, and provide resources that make it easy for consumers to find and connect with local food from farmers they can know and trust.
Virginia Cooperative Extension enables people to improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge focused on issues and needs. Extension educators and personnel take the knowledge and expertise gained through research and put it into the hands of those who need it most— individuals, families, farmers, local businesses, communities, institutions, and government entities. We accomplish this mission through the dedicated educational programming efforts of faculty and staff from our two land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, working together with our local, regional, and statewide partners.
The mission of the Harrisonburg Farmers Market is to provide the public with easy access to fresh, healthy, locally-produced agricultural goods and crafts of the highest quality while assisting local and regional farmers and other producers in directly marketing their products to the local customer base.
The mission of Friendly City Food Co-op is to create the Friendly City Food Co-op as a consumer-owned, democratically-run cooperative that will operate a retail grocery store that emphasizes healthy foods, quality goods, and local products
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of revitalizing the downtown district into a prosperous and vibrant city center. A designated Virginia Main Street community, HDR works in partnership with the city, businesses, property owners, and volunteers to provide economic development, beautification, historic preservation, promotions, and special events to the downtown area.
The mission of Mary Baldwin College is to provide undergraduate and graduate education consistent with the institution’s rich heritage as a private liberal arts college primarily for women, which affirms its Christian roots while welcoming a broad diversity of views. This mission is implemented in the residential programs for women and the nonresidential programs for men and women over 21 through focus on teaching and learning; concern for the individual; commitment to the liberal arts as preparation for life, for careers, for graduate and professional studies, and for leadership; and emphasis on high ethical standards.
The Valley Crop Mob is organized by Friendly City Food Co-op and JMU E.A.R.T.H. This profile is meant to help unify a community and help keep the local food movement growing in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Shenandoah Forum is a group of Shenandoah County residents who works to foster informed dialogue among diverse interests in the county to address issues of growth and development. Its mission is to ensure the county remains essentially rural, preserves a healthy environment, promotes a sustainable economy and provides a high quality of life for the people who live here.
The mission of James Madison University is to create a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
“Vegan treats, made with love.” Sunberry Baking Company is a vegan baking company committed to using organic & fair trade ingredients as much as possible, and to having some allergen-free items.
The Staunton Creative Community Fund strengthens the unique and vibrant communities of the Shenandoah Valley by supporting and funding local farmers, artisans, musicians, and entrepreneurs.
Jordan and Laura Green manage 250 acres in Shenandoah County, VA. They raise salad bar beef, Pastured chicken and duck eggs, pastured broilers, pastured pork and pastured lamb. On cold days they build handcrafted rustic furniture.
The Little Grill has been a restaurant in Harrisonburg, Va’s North End since the 1940s, and a worker owned collective since June of 2003. We offer a wide variety of delicious and healthy home cooked meals with vegan, vegetarian, and meat options.
Merchants of Downtown Harrisonburg
- Oasis Fine Art & Craft – 10% off pottery by Rudy Tucker and 10% off glassware by Karen Snarr-Beiler
- Dancing with Karen – 10% dance classes with Friendly City receipt from Food Day 10/24
- Rocktown Gift Shoppe – Buy one get one at 50% off. October 24th only. Local food for you and those you love.
- You Made It! Pottery
Cristina’s is owned & operated by two sisters, Wendy & Cristina Willis, who are both passionate about good food and strong coffee! Both have a strong background in conservation & natural resources management, which they use to help run their business in a “green” manner. They have implemented Buy Fresh – Buy Local purchasing whenever possible for meats, produce and coffee beans used in the cafe.
Holy Cow Milk Delivery is a delivery service that provides fresh and local meat, produce, and dairy products right to your door.
Have you ever tasted a fresh, Virginia grown apple? If not, you are missing out!! Our apples are grown in our family-owned orchards, in Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We ship all over the USA.
Local tomatoes, English cucumbers & Bibb lettuce, Natural Angus beef, lamb, goat, ostrich & pork, Virginia products, arts and crafts; Seasonal plants and flowers, Open year round Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Tues. Directions:From Basye, East on Rte 263 approx. 9 miles. Telephone 540-477-9792.
Woodbine Farm Market is located five miles off I-81 at exit 296. We are open from April to December, and offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, in season. Our bakery includes freshly baked pies, cakes, cookies, and a variety of bread. Come and sit on the front porch and watch the traffic go by while enjoying an ice cream cone from the ice cream shop located on the grounds. There is also a playground for kids!