Heritage Point, a 24.5 acre urban farm in Roanoke City proposed by Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, would be the largest contiguous urban farm in the United States. For over 35 years the Co-op has served the Roanoke Valley as not only a natural foods grocery store, but a business that supports sustainable environmental practices, local farmers, local businesses, and the community under the guidance of cooperative principles. The Co-op’s proposed urban farm, Heritage Point, will serve to strength the Co-op’s role as a leader in improving the local food infrastructure in Southwest Virginia.
The Co-op plan calls for a fruit orchard, honey, cut flowers, nursery and bedding plants, and off-season vegetable production. Free-range chickens will supply the Co-op with egg production and fertilizer for the farm. Since the group utilizes sustainable farming techniques, it will not use harmful commercial fertilizers or pesticides.
Thanks visiting FarmRoanoke.com. Please spend a few minutes exploring the site to learn more about Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s proposed 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 will have on the economic, social, and environmental health of the Roanoke Valley.