If you’re coming fromÂ Christiansburg-Blacksburg, the market is on the left a little past the light. Â If you can find the Country Store, the market is just across the street.
If you’re coming into town on 221 from Roanoke, you can follow the same advice: park someplace near the light and smell the coffee and maple syrup vapors in the air!
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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.
Long time out of touch.
Hope you and your family are well.