Shenandoah Valley Farmers Markets

farmers market purchases

Running low on tomatoes or cucumbers in your garden? If so, hit one of the Shenandoah Valley’s many farmers markets and get just about anything!

My favorite market is the Harrisonburg Market. Many┬áno-pesticide farmers and just about every fruit one would want. It’s worth a 45-minute drive Saturday mornings!

This market […]

Harpers Statuary in Harrisonburg Virginia

Harpers Statuary

Sometimes a picture speaks louder than words.

While looking for a nursery two weeks ago, I spotted Harper’s Statuary and Water Gardens. Saturday I grabbed my strong hubby and headed to Harrisonburg to look for a bench for the new herb garden.

Words fail me. Everywhere you look, you see hundreds of […]

Coffee Fresh Roasted in the Shenandoah Valley

It’s a misty morning. When the sun doesn’t make a show, coffee is just about the only thing that makes me coherent. Fortunately, my little area of the Shenandoah Valley has at least three coffee roasters, so I can ensure I always have a bag of fresh-roasted beans.

I do have a favorite brand. The […]

Local Christmas

I challenged myself to only give local gifts this year at my office Christmas party. I put together a pretty good collection and representation of what you can find here in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. What am I missing? I’m always happy to learn of and try a new local business!

shenandoah valley goodies

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Small Business Saturday – Shop Local

“Shop Local.” You probably hear that more and more these days. It doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing to everyone, but to me, it’s something I’ve always done. Shopping local means keeping money in my community. It means supporting the small independent business owner that grows hothouse tomatoes in the shoulder seasons and the family […]