Have you shopped at these locally owned grocery stores in West Virginia?

Independent grocery stores make it easy for you to get fresh, natural foods and other products while supporting your local farming community. Check out some of the unique products and services you can get from these West Virginia shops — from meal deals to pick-your-own berries.

1. Highland Market, Davis

Highland Market is operated by the Potomac Highlands Food & Farm Initiative, a nonprofit organization with a goal to increase access to quality food and farm products. Step into this store and you’ll find plenty of high-quality inventory, like fresh local eggs, grass-fed beef, gluten-free baked goods and all kinds of produce. In 2017, the market expanded its offerings by adding a soup and salad bar stocked with delicious hot soups, made fresh daily, and a variety of salad fixings.

2. Front Street Grocers and Kitchen, Thomas

Front Street Grocers carries everything you need to stock your kitchen, including organic produce, grass-fed meats, local dairy and eggs and pantry staples like organic grains, legumes, honey and maple syrup. Load up on savory snacks and sweet treats, all with vegan and gluten-free options, and pick up various all-natural home and body items. You’ll also find beer, wine and house-made kombucha on tap. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. Front Street sells freshly prepared foods made on-site in their kitchen. (They even have a wood-fired brick oven!)

3. Farmer’s Daughter Market & Butcher, Capon Bridge

Farmer’s Daughter is the go-to place for fresh, local meats, made and cut to order. You’ll also find a wide variety of deli items made in-house, pantry goods, craft beer, coffee and local wines. Hungry right now? Order a mouth-watering deli sandwich or a specialty soup, like rabbit stew. This is also your go-to place for whole turkeys, pasture raised in Capon Bridge and free of antibiotics and added hormones.

4. Community Garden Market, Philippi

Operated by Heart and Hand House, Community Garden Market is your source for fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, breads, baked goods and pantry items — everything you need to prepare a tasty meal from locally sourced foods. The market also has a café featuring daily specials so you can grab a bite to eat while you’re shopping. The market also carries work by local artisans and flats of plants and flowers, when in season.

5. The Wild Ramp, Huntington

Named for the early spring vegetable that grows wild in West Virginia, The Wild Ramp is a community-supported, year-round farmers market. Most of its producers live within a 50-mile radius of Huntington. In addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can find a wide variety of meats, dairy, eggs, baked goods, gourmet pantry items, fine arts and crafts and all-natural personal care products. If you’re intrigued by the shop’s name, you might want to check out the annual STINKFEST ramp festival held here.

6. Mountain People’s Co-Op, Morgantown

The highlight of Mountain People’s Co-Op is its bulk goods section featuring a huge selection of beans, rice, seeds, nuts, grains, granola, teas, spices and more. What’s more, you can even bring your own container from home and load up on these goods by the pound. The co-op also carries a wide variety of meats, both local and organic. Do you have a sweet tooth that doesn’t agree with your dietary restrictions? Check out the Venerable Bean Bakery, which specializes in vegan and even gluten-free versions of classic treats.

7. Taylor’s Farm Market, Inwood

Clear your schedule so you’ll have plenty of time to shop at Taylor’s Farm Market. The shop carries everything you’d find at a chain store, but everything is locally grown and made, from dairy and meats to beer and wine to baked goods to a wide variety of pantry items and farm-fresh produce. (The market’s massive selection of West Virginia-grown apple varieties is a can’t-miss!) Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all that shopping, you can grab a bite at Cider Press Deli & Grill on the premises.

8. Orr’s Farm Market, Martinsburg

Orr’s Farm Market is best known for its pick-your-own pumpkins and strawberries — a favorite activity among school groups — but the farm also operates a year-round market, stocked with items like Orr’s own grass-fed bison and a wide variety of produce grown right there on the farm. You can’t get more local than that! Orr’s also specializes in baked goods made fresh daily and carries a line of West Virginia-made products like J.Q. Dickinson Salt and Thistledew Farms Honey.

9. Fish Hawk Acres, Buckhannon

Chef Dale Hawkins brings his own New Appalachian cuisine to Fish Hawk Acres. The market specializes in a unique cheese selection and in-season local produce. There’s also a grab-and-go section with fresh salads, meals to go and tasty desserts. There’s also a café where you’ll find daily specials ranging from Chicken a la King to Sherried Mushroom Soup — all made from scratch with fresh regional foods.

10. Arthurdale Co-Op Store

Operated by the Arthurdale Heritage historic preservation group, Arthurdale Co-Op Store stocks a selection of handmade goods and local and organic food, including meats and eggs, jellies and jams, produce, snacks, tea and coffee and more.

11. Community Garden Market, Shepherdstown

Community Garden Market aims to give customers the highest-quality local, sustainable, natural and organic products available, from fresh meats to pantry items and home goods. The store also carries fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and lots of homemade goodies from desserts to soups of the day.

12. Community Garden Market, Berkeley Springs

Community Garden Market is the place to go for natural and organic products in this historic spa town. Among the market’s selection of fresh, seasonal produce, you’ll also find natural remedies, supplements, pet food and even books.

13. Mother Earth Foods, Parkersburg

For over 40 years, Mother Earth Foods has served the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley with a wide variety of all-natural products, including vitamins, essential oils, supplements, foods, beauty items, pet supplies, cleaning products and more. If you have questions about treating specific conditions, owner Dave Hawkins is an herbalist and is happy to make recommendations.

14. Bushel & Peck, Charles Town

Bushel & Peck offers fresh, locally grown or produced items, like seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, dairy and pantry items. Be sure to watch their Facebook page for their weekly meal deals, which includes a recipe and a discount on the ingredients to prepare the meal. Did somebody say Baked Meatballs with Roasted Roots? Mmm-good!

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022