The Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op‘s urban farm in Roanoke County will be dedicated in a ceremony this coming Saturday, June 8, and the public is invited to come and check it out.
Heritage Point is a 29.4-acre cooperative farm that will be used to produce fruit, vegetables, eggs and other goods for sale in the co-op’s two stores in Roanoke. My colleague, David Ress, recently wrote an article about how the farm is already becoming part of the community at the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology business park on Blue Hills Drive.
On Saturday, the event will kick off with a farmers market, which will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. The dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. and there will be self-guided tours of the farm from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy at the farm and are also invited to bring a small bag of the best soil from their garden in exchange for a small bag of soil from the farm. No pets allowed.
To learn more about the event and the farm, click here.