Want to see the most recent edition of the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide? Open Here!
With the help of community partners, Virginia Cooperative Extension has been able to publish an annual directory to the local food and farms of the Shenandoah Valley since 2008.
The guide lists local producers, community supported agriculture (CSAs) operations, orchards, farmers markets, and farmstands. Food artisans are encouraged to apply if they source 60% (minimum 25%) of ingredients from within 100 miles of the Shenandoah Valley, produce auctions that sell locally grown food in wholesale quantities, and grocers/retailers, institutions, and restaurants that serve locally grown food.
The goal of the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide is to promote local food and farms, give greater visibility to Valley agriculture and make it possible for individuals, families, institutions and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley area to find more locally grown food.
Residents of the Shenandoah Valley can find printed copies of the latest Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local guide at area retailers that sell local food, your Virginia Cooperative Extension office, travel and tourism offices, farmers markets and farmstands. If you would like several copies of the guide to distribute at your business or event, please contact us!
If you would like to search the statewide Buy Fresh Buy Fresh Buy Local database for places to buy specific products, please visit the Buy Local Virginia site.
Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local produces a printed local food guide each year to help people find food and farms in the Shenandoah Valley. The guide is distributed at county extension offices, visitors centers, local chambers of commerce, and local businesses throughout the Shenandoah Valley. We can always use suggestions of new places to distribute the guides. If you have any new suggestions or want to help distribute the guides- please contact us!
For an interactive sample of the guide, please see the 2012 edition of the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide by clicking “Expand” below: