Heritage Point is a 24.9 acre urban farm in Roanoke City owned and operate by Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op. For nearly 40 years the Co-op has served the Roanoke Valley as a natural foods grocery store and a business that supports sustainable environmental practices, local farmers, local businesses, and the community under the guidance of cooperative principles.  The Co-op’s urban farm, Heritage Point, serves to strengthen the Co-op’s role as a leader in improving the local food infrastructure in Southwest Virginia.

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(From Left to Right) The second well being drilled for irrigation, flower gardens, the barn, housing our hens, hundreds of seedlings, and plenty more, the hoop house in full production, circular garden with herbs and flowers built around a donated sculpture (thanks Polly!), beautiful berry patch, and on top of the hill reside our bees

The Co-op plan calls for a fruit orchard, honey, cut flowers, nursery and bedding plants, and off-season vegetable production. Free-range chickens supply the Co-op with egg production and fertilizer for the farm.  Since Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op utilizes sustainable farming techniques, we do not use harmful commercial fertilizers or pesticides.

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Heritage Point is the largest contiguous urban farm in the United States.

Thanks for visiting FarmRoanoke.com.  Please spend a few minutes exploring the site to learn more about Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s urban farm.  The pages ahead will tell you more about the Co-op’s plans for the site as well as the impact Heritage Point has on the economic, social, and environmental health of the Roanoke Valley.