Local food is not trucked far distances so less fossil fuel and less preservatives are used.
Local food is less processed and that means less ingredients. Local food usually uses less chemicals. No growth hormones, no anti-biotics and wide open pastures are the norm for local meat.
Local food supports our local economy. It's fresher, healthier, and uses less packaging. Local food is more sustainable.
Know your farmer, Know your food.
Farmer's Markets (lots of farmers in one place)
Shepherdstown Farmer's Market: Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; April-December behind the library in Shepherdstown.
Morgan's Grove Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Open year round next to Morgan Grove Park, Shepherdstown.
Charles Town Farmer's Market (formerly Jefferson Farmers Market): Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12.p.m. April- October on S. Samuel St., Charles Town.
CSA and CSB (community supported agriculture and community supported beef)
Blue Morning Farm: Produce, herbs, flowers; Shepherdstown, 304-876-0532, www.bluemorningfarm.com
Fresh and Local CSA: Produce, vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, flowers. Shepherdstown, 304-876-3382, www.freshandlocalcsa.com.
Roxley Farms: Beef. Kearneysville, 304-728-7928, www.roxleyfarms.com.
Aliabaad Farm: Eggs, produce, herbs. Sharpsburg, Md., 301-432-6863 www.aliabaad.com.
Pick Your Own (freeze some for winter)
Orr's: Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and more. Visit the Market year round for locally grown and made goods. Martinsburg, 304-263-1168, www.orrsfarmmarket.com.
Ridgefield Farm: Flowers, apples, pumpkins. Between Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown off Route 230; 304-876-3647, www.ridgefieldfarm.com.
Frog Eye Farm: Blueberries. Knoxville, Md., 301-799-8645, www.frogeyefarm.com.
Littons Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, produce and more. Fairplay, Md. (between Sharpsburg and Hagerstown); 301-223-6815, www.littonsberries.com.
Back Creed Bend Farm: Beef, chicken, pork. Hedgesville, 304-867-4368, www.grassfedbeefwv.com.
Southwood Farm Forge: Turkey, lamb, heritage breed chickens. Kearneysville, www.southwoodfarmforge.com.
Solsbury Hill Farm: Lamb, eggs, goat milk and non-food products: goat soap, hand-spun wool, sheep fleeces and more. Harpers Ferry, 304-582-3440, email@example.com.
Stony Ridge Farm: Mushrooms, vegetables, eggs. Harpers Ferry, www.swallowtailconsulting.com/stony-ridge-farm.
South Mountain Creamery:Milk and dairy products. Middletown, Md., 301-371-8565, www.southmountaincreamery.com
Legacy Manor Farm: Beef, pork, poultry, eggs. Boonsboro, Md., www.legacymanorfarm.com.
Spriggs Delight Farm: Goat cheese. Sharpsburg, Md., www.spriggsdelightfarm.com.
Many Rocks Farm: Goat, pork, eggs. Keedysville, Md., 301-432-7296, www.manyrocksfarm.com.
Restaurants Serving Locally Grown Foods
Bistro 112: Produce, beef, chicken. 112 W German St, Shepherdstown, 304-876-8477, www.bistro112.com.
The Bavarian Inn: Produce, meats. Rt 480 on the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, 304-876-2551, www.bavarianinnwv.com.
Blue Moon Cafe: Turkey, beef, eggs. Corner of Princess and High streets, Shepherdstown, 304-876-1920, www.bluemoonshepherdstown.com.
Dish: Every menu item. Menu changes seasonally.. 213 W. Washington St., Charles Town, 304-728-8464, www.wvdish.com.
The Devonshire Arms Cafe & Pub: Pork, beef, ham, produce. 107 S Princess St, Shepherdstown, 304-876-9277.
Domestic:S ister restaurant to Dish. Menu changes seasonally. 117 E. German St., Shepherdstown, 304-876-1030.
Good Natured: Produce. 209 S Ralieigh St, Martinsburg, 304-262-9978, www.goodnaturedllc.com.
Mellow Moods: Soy products, produce. 119 W German St, Shepherdstown, 304-876-0608, www.mellowmoodsjuicebar.com
Valley CO-Op: Buying club/ co-op- locally made and grown items. Boonsboro, Md., www.valleycoop.org
Jumbo Seafood: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. until dark, 304-728-0930. Corner of Blair Road and Rt. 340.
We are in the process of putting together a local foods brochure. Please add to the above listings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you farmers!