"My AmeriCorps Vista position is assigned to the Monroe Farm Market Cooperative here in Union through The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation in Lewisburg, WV. MFM’s main sales are through their year-round online farm market with the majority of their customer base in Charleston, WV which is about a three hour drive from here. I will be coordinating the onsite farm market which opens this Thursday for the season. You can checkout our website below as well as our Facebook link. I have also been doing a project called “Farm of the Week” presenting pictures of the highlighted farm in a video format.......you can checkout two that I’ve done so far. I’ve also published three articles... for the local papers on the market.........my first-time in print!
The views are really breathtaking here in the far southeastern part of the Valley & Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountain System. This part of West Virginia is surrounded by sinkholes and has one of the most extensive cave systems in the world. From my kitchen window facing northwest, I have a mountain range called the Knobs and to the back facing southeast, I have beautiful Peter’s Mountain which I have up on my Facebook page. I travel Peter’s Mountain quite a bit as I farm/animal sit for a couple of professors from Radford University in Virginia........Janet and Bruce have a family farm in Waiteville, WV which lies in a valley between Peter and Pott’s Mountain. Driving over Peter’s Mountain took some getting use to as it is a one lane road and it peaks at around 4,000 ft. But I feel more comfortable now than I did back in February......though I still refuse to drive it if its raining, snowing or at night. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a picture.....its just that beautiful. The town of Union is the county seat so even though the population is around 800 the town is always hopping during the day.....but at 5:00 pm everything comes to a halt. Its not too quite though as I live one block over from where route 3 and route 219 meet, so there is always traffic noise.......reminds me of home."
Monroe Farm Market Website
Monroe Market FB page, with media links!