Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op Heritage Point Farm

John Bryant —  September 27, 2012

 

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.

Heritage Point Farm_WebThe 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.

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John Bryant is the Marketing Director for Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op. He blogs, he acts, he improvises alot...a lot, he parents, he husbands. And yes he drives a mini-van.