101 Tried & True Plants


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FRANKLIN COUNTY Area local food & gardening directory



This book was published in 2014 with all writing and photography done by members of our chapter.  It was truly a labor of love and has been well received in the community.  The book is $20 and can be purchased at the VA Cooperative Extension office in Rocky Mount. View the slide show below for some examples of the beautiful photography done by our local gardeners!




  The Food Guide, a local food and gardening directory, has been a project of ours since 2010.  Work is currently underway on the 10th Anniversary Edition.   In 2019, 5000 free copies of the sixteen page directory were distributed throughout the area in May.   Copies were available for consumers in more than 70 locations and listed over 60 local producers and businesses.   The 2020 edition will include listings for Farm Stands and U-Pick; Farmers’ Markets and Country Stores; Fruits, Vegetables, and Orchards; Greenhouses, Plants, and Gardening Supplies; Honey; Meat, Fish, Dairy, and Eggs; Breweries, Wineries and Vineyards; and Specialties. The Directory Committee works hard during the fall and winter securing sponsorships and mailing information to sponsors and producers.