Local Food Systems

One of the {many} awesome things about Blacksburg and the surrounding area is the farms and local food producers. Buying from these local sources not only reduces emissions and supports the local economy, it is healthier and tastes better too!


Community Gardens

Hale Community Garden
Hale Community Garden Plot

The Hale Community Garden is 5 acre of community gardens with 70 garden plots. Located off North Main Street in Blacksburg.

Wong Park Community Garden

The Wong Park Community Garden has 15 plots with priority given to the Bennett Hill/Progress neighborhood gardeners. 

Garrison Garden @ Cedar Hill Park
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Opens in Spring 2021 with 15 community plots serving the neighborhood on the south end of town.

The Farmacy Garden

The Farmacy Garden was created in partnership between the NRHD, VCE, and FNP as a way to promote health in the New River Valley. Find us at the end of the front parking lot of the Montgomery County Health and Human Services Building in Christiansburg. Visit their Facebook Page for more details.


Farmer’s Markets & Market Stands

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Christiansburg Farmers Market

Glade Road Growing



Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Options Near Blacksburg

FarmLocationDistance from BlacksburgSpecialties
Den Hill PermacultureChristiansburg~5 miles
Floyd EcovillageFloyd~30 miles
Glade Road GrowingBlacksburg~0 miles
LEAP - Local Environmental Agriculture ProjectRoanoke~45 miles
Riverstone Organic FarmFloyd~35 miles
Seven Springs FarmCheck~30 miles
Leaping Waters FarmAlleghany Springs~20 miles
Hagan Cattle CompanyChristiansburg~5 milesBeef
Tru Harvest FarmsChristiansburg~5 milesHemp, CBD
Down in the Valley Egg SoapsChristiansburg~5 milesEgg Soaps
Granny Bean's ConfectionsChristiansburg~5 milesCandies and Snacks
Bunn FarmsDublin~20 milesBeef
Magnolia Lane FarmsRural Retreat~65 milesHeirloom Seeds, Vegetable Plants, Cut Flowers
Gracious Day GrainsCheck~25 milesGrains
Bent Mountain BBQ SauceBent Mountain~36 milesBBQ Sauce, Baked Goods

Local Food System Updates


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Week 10 Recap: Reduce Food Waste

As part of this week’s discussion on reducing food waste, we shared resources, tips, and tricks that you can try at home. Head over to these two articles we posted if you haven’t seen them already! Tips and Tools for Reducing Food Waste Local Resources for Reducing Food Waste Many Small Actions Can Lead to…

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Local Resources for Reducing Food Waste

There are many ways we can divert food from the landfill and into the hands of those who need it most. Below are a few local organizations working on reducing food waste in our community. The Campus Kitchen The Campus Kitchen program is a partnership between VT Engage and Virginia Tech Dining Services. Campus Kitchen…

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