For over a century . . .
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 Mountains, the county of Floyd is beautiful and uniquely charming. It is a good location for walking, biking and other outdoor activities. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the county and we are home to Mabry Mill, the most visited site on the Parkway.
Still a quiet rural community rooted in tradition and blessed with a spirit of independence, Floyd is home to a unique mix of people: descendants of settlers from the mid-18th 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 a high quality of life. Now our small downtown is alive with galleries, shops, restaurants, and a seasonal community market selling arts and crafts on Friday evenings and local produce on Saturday mornings.
Floyd has a well established art community, and is home to the studios of a group of well respected artists and crafts people, as well as to the Jacksonville Center for the Arts. The Floyd Artisan Trail is a guide to many of the studios and farms of the area.
The store continues to be a gathering place for this rich community. Groups come to make music, play checkers or rook, join in on a workshop, have a nice lunch with friends, or to attend one of the many scheduled events at the store. Check our calendar for details of all the public events happening at the store.
Find out more about our community at Visit Floyd, Virginia.