Resources

The Highland Center – A catalyst for community and economic development, The Highland Center hosts the Highland Farmers’ Market, small business incubation and counseling, a certified commercial kitchen. Micro-loans and VIDA Savings Program available for small business start up and expansion.

Alleghany Meats – Locally owned and managed, this meat processing facility primarily serves beef, lamb, goat, and bison producers in Highland, Bath, Pocahontas and Pendleton counties.

Virginia Cooperative Extension – Resources and educational programming in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability in Highland and Bath.

Highland County Chamber of Commerce – The Chamber provides extensive visitor information on events, services and businesses. Don’t miss the Highland County Maple Festival or come experience one of our less well known gems such as the Mountain Mama Bike Challenge or the Old Time Fiddler’s Convention.

Allegheny Mountain Institute – Formerly a program of The Highland Center, Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI), hosts a not-for-profit experiential fellowship program and manages a urban farm in Staunton designed to serve communities in developing a more secure food system.

Fields of Gold – Listing of agritourism opportunities, farm stays, activities and events in the Shenandoah Valley region.

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Blue Grass Valley. Photo courtesy of David Cockerham, Mirrorslap Photography.

 

Have a resource we haven’t thought of? Please email faces_of_farmers@htcnet.org or call 540-468-1922.