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

Blacksburg Community Gardens
Hale Community Garden Plot

Three community gardens in Blacksburg are managed by the community organization Live, Work, Eat, Grow. For more information about these gardens visit their website at https://liveworkeatgrow.org/community-gardens/

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

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

The Garrison Garden at Cedar Hill Park opened in 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

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

By joining a CSA, you are paying upfront for “shares” of the farm’s seasonal produce, which enables the farmer to have funds when they’re needed to buy seeds and supplies and reduces the risk in finding buyers for the produce.

Farm/LocationProductShare Add-OnsPickup Locations
Cedar Chest Farm BlacksburgVegetablesNoneBlacksburg
Den Hill Permaculture ChristiansburgVegetables, mushrooms, kombuchaShare allows choosing from available productsBlacksburg
Floyd Ecovillage FloydVegetablesMeat, eggs, organic grains, preserved productsBlacksburg, Floyd, Roanoke
Glade Road Growing BlacksburgVegetablesMeat, eggsBlacksburg
Leap Local Food RoanokeVegetablesFruit, eggs, bread, pantryRoanoke, Salem
Riverstone Farm FloydVegetablesNoneBlacksburg, Floyd
Seven Springs Farm FloydVegetablesHerbs, eggsBlacksburg, Floyd, Roanoke, Salem
Stonecrop Farm NewportFlowersNoneBlacksburg

Other Local Farms

Ellett Valley Beef Co, BlacksburgBeef
R-N-F Farms, BlacksburgBeef
Virginia Tech Meat Center, BlacksburgBeef, Pork, Lamb

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