What does eating local really mean? It means getting to know the PEOPLE who are working hard to provide your meats, produce, and value-added products. It means scheduling a visit to a farm to gain even more understanding about your dinner. It means knowing that your food does not just come from a farm, but from people. People who are not just farmers but fathers, daughters, moms and sons working as a family in a community of friends.

IMG_1135Faces of Farmers is a project of The Highland Center created to help unite customers with producers in a whole new way. By telling our farmer’s stories, it aims to help market farms in the Allegheny Highlands region and help customers learn more about their food.

Search by location or by product, find contact information for specific farms in the region, and learn about where to find local food. Farm stays and internship or apprenticeship opportunities are also listed.

This site is a work in progress and will continue to evolve as we add new farmers from Highland, Bath, Pocahontas, Pendleton and Alleghany Counties. To add your farm or for more information, please call (540) 468-1922 or e-mail jessafowler@htcnet.org.



Farm of the Month – Virginia Trout Company

Just 6 miles north of Monterey on US 220, Bryan and Sarah Plemmons of Virginia Trout Company offer rainbow trout raised on pristine spring water. This fish, raised without supplemental hormones or antibiotics, is available for purchase from the Company or you can fish for it yourself! Learn more here or look for their products at the Highland Farmers’ Market.



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