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Blue Ridge Region

The Blue Ridge Region of farmers markets includes Lynchburg to Roanoke, Floyd County, Pulaski, and Montgomery County to Pearisburg.

Farmers Market Managers in this area are supported by the Blue Ridge Farmers Market Manager Group. This group meets 3-4 times a year to discuss their markets, collaborate on programming, and celebrate their successful season in the Blue Ridge. Contact Kathleen Reed (reedka@vt.edu), VAFMA’s Blue Ridge Regional Lead to get connected to the Blue Ridge group or with any questions about markets in this region.

About the Blue Ridge Region Markets

Visiting a farmers market in the Blue Ridge Region is sure to greet you with an amazing view. Nestled amid the Blue Ridge Mountains and part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, we are surrounded by some of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The Blue Ridge extends both north and south of the Roanoke River and crosses through eight states. Both the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway run through the Virginia Blue Ridge, bringing a multitude of tourists and hikers to area markets each year.  

The Blue Ridge Region has a diverse array of products available from local farms. Most producers fall in the small to medium sized operations, and we have both century farms and farms that have been established in the past few years. The Blue Ridge is rich in orchard fruits, vegetable farms, eggs, and a variety of locally raised meats can be found at markets throughout the region.

Kathleen Reed

VAFMA Blue Ridge Regional Lead

Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent; Virginia Cooperative Extension

Contact: reedka@vt.edu

Blue Ridge Region Markets include: Bedford, Blacksburg Farmers Market, Boones Mill, Botetourt, Catawba, Christiansburg, Community Market of Blacksburg, Covington, Downtown Roanoke, Floyd, Forest, Greenbrier Nurseries, Independence, LEAP Grandin Village, LEAP West End Center, LEAP Mobile Market, Lynchburg Community Market, Pearisburg, Pulaski, Radford, Rocky Mount, Salem, Shawsville, The Well – Roanoke, Vinton, West Lake