Start your Saturday in Floyd with buckwheat pancakes, homemade music, and conversation (guaranteed fresh, not from concentrate, locally grown)–not to mention Red Rooster Coffee.
If you’ve not been to a “market breakfast” organized (as much as possible) and offered by SustainFloyd, you’re in for a treat.
While you’re there, consider becoming a member of SustainFloyd and join us in imagining the future of food, energy, conservation and natural resources for the next generation.
Serving Suggestion: splurge and get the locally-grown pork sausage. See you there!
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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.
Wish I COULD be there, Fred, but it’s a long long drive.