Meet the farmers behind Smyth County’s local food scene!
Smyth County Virginia is home to a thriving food scene, with locally sourced products including seasonal produce, pasture-raised meats, and gourmet specialty items like honey, goat cheese, and custom-roasted coffee. Local farm products can be found in restaurants, farmers markets, and retail businesses throughout Southwest Virginia.
Plus, go beyond the restaurant menu with a farm tour, or even a farm stay! Numerous local farms offer unique vacation rentals.
Gather Ye Honey
Gather Ye Honey’s bees make remarkable honey. This local farm sells pure, raw, unfiltered wildflower honey from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina. You can order honey online on their website or you can buy it at Laurel Springs Farm and Store in Marion, Virginia.
Gather Ye Honey is also home to Quarter Way Inn, a hiker hostel along the Appalachian Trail.
Old Rich Valley Farm
Old Rich Valley Farm is a local family farm that sells pastured raised beef, pork, and chicken. This farm also sells bone broth and smoked meats cooked in their own farm kitchen. Located in Saltville, Virginia, you can book a stay on the farm. You can also buy merchandise and farm meats on their website.
Salt of the Earth Farms
Visit the farm and enjoy picking tame, thornless blackberries with your family and friends. Located next to the river, it’s a piece of heaven on earth!
Salt of the Earth Farms is located Saltville, VA and the beautiful Clinch Mountains.
Laurel Springs Beef
Laurel Springs Beef is passionate about the fields they plant, grass they grow, cattle they raise and the land they preserve. Their family operation takes pride in everything they do. Offering delicious, tender, all natural beef, that delivers an exceptional eating experience. Laurel Springs Beef starts and ends local, right in Marion, Virginia. Laurel Springs Farm and Store is where you can find all their produce. The Waterlily and The Wooden Pickle in Marion, Virginia also use Laurel Spring Beef’s products in their restaurant.
Mountain Ridge Beef
Mountain Ridge Beef is a local beef company located in Chilhowie, VA. This local farm sells Grain Finished USDA Certified Beef.
Dark Hollow Micro Roasters
Dark Hollow Micro Roasters is a local coffee brewing company that brews coffee as it is ordered and ships it out within 24 hours. This company’s mission is to continue providing the finest, freshest coffee anywhere.
Sugar Maple Springs
Sugar Maple Springs is a small goat farm in Rural Retreat, VA. This local goat farm sells delicious farm fresh goat cheese. With many delicious flavors of cheese to choose from, like The Hot Pepper Queso Fresco or Garlic & Chive, you are bound to fall in love with this local farm.
Southern Fork Farm
Southern Fork Farm is a farm in Sugar Grove, Virginia owned by the Boucher and Smith families. This farm grows a wide selection of vegetables without pesticides, synthetic herbicides, or fertilizers. Chicken meat, turkey meat, and eggs are also available through this farm.
Stickley Cattle Company
Stickley Cattle Company is a local farm located in Marion, VA. This farm was started by a man who found a passion for farming from his parents. This local farm raises Texas Longhorns and offers premium stock. This farm also offers USDA Certified Longhorn Beef.
Farmhouse Market LLC
Farmhouse Market LLC is a local market in Sugar Grove, VA. This farm has locally produced Beef & Pork, Dairy Products, Canned Goods, Local crafts, and a Daily Food special.
For more information on dining and food options in Smyth County you can click here. These are some of the best restaurants in the area and some of them also have products from our local farmers on their menus.