A vintage barn is being brought back to life as the new Valley Pike Farm Market located along Route 11. This innovative space, due to open in August will be home to several different local shops and includes festival and event space.
“We are truly excited for the public to experience this beautiful barn’s second life,” states the Market’s owner David Gardner. The Valley Pike Farm Market is the vision of Dr. Gardner. As a local business owner (Maple Lane Veterinary Clinic), David knows the importance of not only supporting our community, but also keeping our area's history alive. Gardner goes on to say that, “This has been an unique opportunity to breathe new life into a historic Valley treasure and also to provide locals with access to local food and a community space to gather.”
“Augusta County entrepreneurship is strong,” said Carolyn Bragg, Chair of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors. “The Market is a great vision, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the fruits of Dr. Gardner’s labor.” The Market will feature a deli counter with products from Boars Head meats and cheeses. The Rumor Mill Coffee Co., our very own coffee shop will offer locally ground beans from Lucas Roasting, and will focus on local bread and pastries. Virginia craft beers, cider, and wines will be served as well as Virginia’s Finest brand. This 13,500 square foot repurposed barn will also be home to The Granary, an event venue for community festivals and private gatherings.
Adjacent to the Market, there are future plans to include a food truck court and an open-air vegetable stand. Valley Pike BBQ is currently serving food alongside the in-construction Market, and there are plans to partner with additional food trucks going forward.
“Dr. Gardner’s project is an amazing combination of two popular movements – local food and repurposed buildings,” said Dr. Marshall Pattie, Augusta County Board of Supervisors who represents the North River District where Valley Pike Farm Market is located. “Weyers Cave will be lucky to be home to the Market.”