Our Story . . . The idea for the store grew from the frustration of trying to find Virginia-made items for holiday gift baskets. Hours were spent searching various websites and stores and placing multiple orders—there had to be a better way! We originally opened in 2010 in downtown Harrisonburg with an assortment of Virginia's Finest food products and works by local craftspeople. In 2013 we purchased The Farmhouse in Woodstock and expanded our selection to encompass wine and beer. Recently we have expanded again to add organic beans, flours, grains and spices to our inventory along with aromatherapy and soap making supplies like essential oils.
We have almost everything imaginable produced in our beautiful commonwealth--from apple butter to cheese and crackers to wine. And with a variety of wine-ing and dining accessories such as bottle chillers and openers, cheese boards and knives and decorative plates, we have virtually everything you need for a picnic, party or cookout. We also offer custom gift baskets and bags as well as gift cards.
The Virginia Farmhouse supports the local economy. You can always find locally sourced coffee, dairy, eggs, honey and meat here. We carry and array of functional crafts from local artisans including pottery, soap, wooden kitchen implements and hand--knitted scarves and hats. Our product line is always changing, so stop by often to see what’s new!
Holiday Hours: We will be OPEN everyday of the week from now until Christmas Eve, 10-5 Monday thru Saturday, 12-5 Sundays, for your shopping convenience. We will be CLOSED on Christmas Day
Just in: Gumbo file powder, makrut (kaffir) lime leaves, sassafras bark, Szechuan peppercorns, tejpatta (Indian bay leaf), amla (Indian gooseberry), white peppercorns and ground stevia herb. Gumbo file is a mixture of sassafras leaves and thyme and is an integral ingredient in Creole cuisine. Makrut lime leaves have an intense sweet, floral and citrusy scent and are used in Southeast Asian cuisine.Sassafras bark is used to make a spicy tea and in making root beer. Szechuan peppercorns are actually the fruit of a kind of prickly ash tree in the citrus family- they are used in Chinese cuisine especially in Szechuan (Sichuan) province. Tejpatta are the leaves of tree in the cinnamon family and are used widely in Indian dishes. Amla are used in Indian cuisine as well as in herbal supplements and personal care. White peppercorns are simply peppercorns that have had the skin removed which makes them slightly more mellow. And stevia herb can be used as a natural substitute for sugar. Also if you are interested in making your own herbal supplements we now carry empty vegetarian gel capsules which you can fill yourself. The gel caps are size 0.