The Shenandoah Valley is home to four of the top five agricultural counties in Virginia producing more than $1.2 billion annually in commodities sold.

If you have questions or need assistance in planning, expansion, financing or site location for new or existing agribusiness related industries, please give the Shenandoah Valley Partnership a call. We will be glad to assist or connect you with the appropriate resource.  Contact us.

Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold*

Rockingham County $658,995,000 1,902 farms
Augusta County $232,117,000 1,706 farms
Page County $141,097,000    545 farms
Shenandoah County $128,766,000    980 farms
Rockbridge County $ 31,777,000    833 farms
Highland County $ 30,067,000    261 farms
Bath County $   6,057,000    116 farms

* Includes Direct Sales     Source:  2012 Census of Agriculture


Local Agriculture Resources

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Farm Credit of the Virginia's
First Bank & Trust Ag Credit
Headwaters Soil & Water Conservation District
Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District
Mountain Soil & Water Conservation District
Natural Bridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center
The Highland Center
Valley Conservation Council


Virginia and Federal Resources

Virginia Cattlemen's Association
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Department of Forestry
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Farm Bureau
Virginia Farm Link Program
Virginia Poultry Federation
Virginia State Dairymen's Association
U.S. Department of Agriculture


Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Industry

Alleghany Highlands Agriculture Center, LLC
Andros Foods North America
Ariake U.S.A., Inc.
Bloomaker
Cargill

Dayton Ag Complex
Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery
Donald's Meat Processing
Eastern BioPlastics
Friendly City Food Co-op
Georges

New Market Poultry
MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery
Mt. Crawford Creamery
Perdue
Route 11 Potato Chips
Shamrock Farms
Shenandoah Growers and Fresh Cut Herbs, Inc.

Southern Most Maple
T & E Meats
Turkey Knob Apples
Valley Milk Products
Virginia Gold Orchard
Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
Wholesome Foods, Inc.
WhiteWave Foods, Inc.

Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction
The Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction is for buyers and sellers of Virginia grown produce in the Shenandoah Valley.  The auction is directed to wholesale buyers such as restaurants, schools, stores, roadside stands, farm markets, etc.
2839 Lumber Mill Road, Dayton, VA 22821
540-879-2211, 540-879-2034 (No Sunday Calls, Please)
April – October, Most Tuesdays & Fridays

View a slide show from the 2010 Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction Customer Appreciation Day. Thanks to  photographer Ezra Grey and the DC Central Kitchen for the use of this slide show.


A Guide to Local Foods and Farms in the Shenandoah Valley

Find fresh, local fruits and vegetables at Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local


Fields of Gold Agritourism

Fields of Gold is a regional agritourism program designed to collectively market and promote the Shenandoah Valley’s agritourism sites and activities.

On the Fields of Gold Farm Trail, you’ll discover the home-grown side of Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. After all, it’s where agriculture got its roots. Pick your own fruit in one of our orchards, stroll through a farmers’ market, savor a wine tasting, tour a working farm, celebrate at a farm festival, or feast on a locally-grown meal at one of our farm-to-table restaurants. Whether you are planning a day-trip with your family, a week-long excursion with friends or just a spur-of-the-moment getaway, adventure awaits you on the Fields of Gold Farm Trail.

Start your adventure now!


Shenandoah Valley Farmers' Markets

Bath County Farmers' Market, Hot Springs
Buena Vista Community Market, Buena Vista
Harrisonburg Downtown Farmers' Market, Harrisonburg
Highland County Farmers' Market, Monterey
Page County Grown, Luray/Page County
Rockbridge Grown, Lexington, Virginia Horse Center,  Rockbridge Baths
Staunton/Augusta County Farmers Market, Staunton/Verona
Waynesboro Farmers' Market, Waynesboro


Breweries, Cideries, Distilleries and Wineries

Barren Ridge Vineyards
Big Fish Cider
Blue Lab Brewing Company
Blue Mountain Brewery
Blue Ridge Vineyard
Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop
Bluestone Vineyard
Brothers Craft Brewing
Cave Ridge Vineyard
Cedar Creek Winery
CrossKeys Vineyards
DeMello Vineyards
Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery
Filibuster Bourbon
Jump Mountain Vineyard
Lexington Valley Vineyard
MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery
Muse Vineyards
North Mountain Vineyard & Winery
Old Hill Hard Cider
Ox-Eye Vineyards
Pale Fire Brewing Co.
Queen City Brewing
Redbeard Brewing Co. LLC
Rockbridge Vineyard
Seven Arrows Brewing Company
Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company
Shenandoah Vineyard
Sippin
' Shenandoah Wine & Beer Trail
Swover Creek Farm Brewery
The Winery at Kindred Point
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Wisteria Farm and Vineyards
Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery

Woodstock Brewhouse


Other Resources for Agritourism and Local Foods

Broadview Ranch
Dayton Farmer's Market
Hermitage Hill Farm and Stable
Lohr's Sweet Corn & Veggies
Mountain View Farm
Polyface Farm
Rockbridge Grown
Shenandoah Farms Market
Shenandoah Heritage Market
Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse, LLC
Viette Nurseries
Virginia Horse Center
Wade's Mill
White Oak Lavender Farm