Obviously, the Catawba Valley Farmers Market would not exist without our wonderful vendors.
These folks work very hard throughout the year to provide their wares to the public.
It goes without saying that we appreciate each and every one of the folks that participate
in our effort to bring fresh, nutritious food to our market.
If you would like to receive an application to become a vendor at our market, CLICK HERE.
Frank & Pam Garman
In continuing with family tradition,
Frank and Pam Garman have acquired the Walnut Hill Farm business from Frank's parents,
Frankie & Louise Garman.
They raise healthy grass-fed Angus cattle that are antibiotic free. Their beef products are processed under USDA inspection and the meat
is vacuum packed before being frozen.
The beef is sold as steaks, roasts, London broil and ground beef. The Garmans also sell Apple-Wood Smoked bacon, mild pork sausage,
as well as country ham slices.
As Catawba Valley natives, Frank and Pam are willing to share their knowledge of Catawba history. Feel free to reach out to Pam
with questions about their meats,
cooking suggestions and recipes.
Steve & Pam Hall
Steve and Pam live within a mile of the Farmers Market, so their produce truly is local!
It is also very fresh since most of it is pulled, picked or cut the morning of the Market.
Nothing excites Pam more than getting to
dig in the dirt. She loves to plant tiny seeds, watch them grow and then produce cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, or radishes.
Steve is the tractor operator, getting
the garden spaces ready for planting.
In addition to their produce, the Halls
also sell apples, peaches, pickles,
jams and granola.
Steve sometimes has his handmade
Elliott & Laura Muncey
The Muncey's live in Fincastle.
Laura also teaches school and Elliott makes copper apple butter kettles and smaller items. The kettle corn is popped on-site
in a handcrafted copper kettle.
Hi there! Let me introduce myself!
I’m Mindy Stiles, a relocated Iowan to Virginia.
I grew up on a farm in Iowa where we raised about 100 broiler chickens every year.
As I got older, I realized that store-bought
chicken doesn’t have the same flavor, texture,
or good taste as the chicken I grew up eating.
So I started looking for ways to have access
to chickens not raised inside a building.
Then we moved back to Virginia, to the land where my husband grew up and I found some great new farming friends. We raised about 100 broilers on pasture in 2019 and I decided
it was time to try a few more.
My goal is to raise chickens that taste better than the ones you buy at the store.
I’ve sourced a local feed mill where the farmer grows or knows all the producers of the grains.
These chickens are raised outdoors in the sunshine of southwest Virginia.
They are moved once to twice daily across the grass where they have access to bugs and grubs (in addition to feed).
The feed they do receive comes from right here
in Franklin County, Virginia
and is a non-GMO chicken feed.
Raising chickens on pasture is good for them
and good for the land.
Wes lives in downtown Roanoke where he runs Sunnyside Supply Co.'s manufacturing facility with his friends Kyle, Ethan, and Anna.
They produce hemp and sunflower seed oil, handcrafted cosmetics and soap, and other interesting food items using only
local raw materials.
The company also sells local produce out of their store, and is beginning to grow microgreens.
Dean & Laura Bower
Hillside Plants & Produce
Dean & Laura and their son, Jeff, live just outside of Fincastle. They have been growing produce for many years. In addition to a wide variety of produce, the Bowers sell vegetable and flower plants, hanging baskets, pumpkins and mums. Their most popular items are tomatoes, green beans, corn and cucumbers. Dean and Laura state that providing local food and other products for the people dedicated to buying locally is the most positive aspect of their work.
Kristy & Lindsey Sowers
Rocky Ridge Farm - Flower Haven
Kristy Sowers and daughter Lindsey live in Roanoke County, where Lindsey grows flowers and plants. Kristy does the baking, providing their booth with a variety of home-baked cakes, cookies and candy.
Kristy will also be offering a variety of produce grown on their Rocky Ridge Farm, along with boxed selections of vegetables. Lindsey will continue selling cut flowers, vegetable and flower plants and hanging baskets.
Alice lives in the Catawba Valley with her husband, their flock of chickens and their dogs.
Alice brings baked goods to the Market – fruit pies, breads, cookies, cakes, and her most recent endeavor, fried pies, along with fresh eggs.
Alice uses her own fresh eggs in her baked goods. Much of the fruit comes from her own trees and the rest of the fruits are sourced locally. Alice is busy the day before and during the morning of Market day, preparing her pies, cakes, etc., so they are fresh for her customers.
Alice loves to sew, resulting in quilts, ladies handbags, face masks, table runners, potholders, microwave bowl holders, bibs for babies and adults, eyeglass, checkbook holders
and much more.
Meg lives in Salem.
In addition to Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies,
she sells baked-that-morning scones, fruit muffins, sourdough rolls and cornbread.
Meg uses local fruits whenever possible,
local cage-free eggs and real butter.
She uses handed-down and
community cookbook recipes.
Meg bakes special orders and delivers locally within 10 miles of Salem.
Another of Meg's specialties is locally grown catnip and catnip sock cat toys.
Mountain Valley Art
Christie lives in Buchanan in Botetourt County. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains, she has a deep appreciation for life in Virginia.
As a lifelong resident, rural life and a love
for nature were instilled in her at an early age.
She is primarily a landscape artist and a nature photographer. Her work reflects the inspiration she finds in the beauty of the outside world.
At the Market, Christie sells photo note cards, illustrated note cards, framed photos and matted prints of her work.