Since opening as the Farmer’s Supply store in 1910 the country store has served as a gathering place. A stone’s throw from Floyd County’s only traffic light, the store is at the heart of this vibrant community.
Located on a high plateau of the Blue Ridge, the county of Floyd has a gently beauty and charm. Still a quiet rural community, rooted in tradition and blessed with a spirit of independence, Floyd is home to a unique mix of people: descendents of settlers from the mid18th century; back-to-landers of the 1960’s and 70’s; and an ever growing stream of artists, young farmers and escapees from the pressures of city living. The diverse strands of community are woven together by a shared appreciation of the land, an instinct for creativity and a wish to maintain the quirky appeal of the whole.
Floyd is a rural community with an appreciation for rural living. Recent downtown improvements offer the possibility of a sustainable local economy with an active commercial center. This, together with the well established arts community of Floyd and emerging artisan-agriculture based businesses make for a lively sense of growth and energy.
The store continues to be a gathering place for this rich community. Groups come to make music, to play checkers or rook, to listen to one of our series of talks on agricultural and other topics, to use our wireless internet connection or to attend one of the many scheduled events at the store. Check our schedule for details of all the public events happening at the store.
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