Being able to buy fresh, local food is one of the many benefits of living in the Shenandoah Valley.
The next time you want to get fresh food, you don't have to wait for the next Farmer's Market.
Now you can find the food you want at local farms through a new online search engine.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension is creating an annual food guide.
Francie Kennedy, the project coordinator, launched a searchable online database to help people find food and farms in the Shenandoah Valley.
Now you can search for specific products in specific counties from local farms or businesses.
She hopes to expand the database even further in the future.
"The cell phone app is my big dream for the Valley. A lot of other organizations on a national and statewide level have created apps, but I still think there's an opportunity here in the Valley," said Kennedy.
You can find the database at www.buylocalshenvalley.org or by clicking here.
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