Things Are Rolling Along Here At FSG

As the cold begins to settle in here in Thomas, we have started looking forward to the promising hints of a white winter. While we are in  the lull before the people start coming to town for winter sports and activities, we have had the time to reflect on the past few months since our opening. 

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First off,  the past few months have been great! Thank you to all who have come in to visit us and especially to those who have made us one of your go-to places to do your grocery shopping. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback and support.

Some things you may have missed:

  • We have our beer/wine license! Enjoy a drink from our broad selection while you shop, hang out at our bar or seating area, or take some with you to go.
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To- go options:

  • Bring in your growler for a fill-up from our tap
  • Create your own 6-pack
  • Choose any beer/wine from our shelves or cooler

Join Us For Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday    4p.m-7p.m.

 

 

 

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Things on Tap:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • House-made Kombucha
  • We have daily food specials. Examples of what we may have (we change it up daily):
    • Soups
    • Pickle Plate (meats, cheeses, olives, crackers, pickles)
    • Grab-n-Go options

 

  • Farm-Up Truck is popping up in our kitchen over the weekends!!

 

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Friday Dinner @ 5p.m.- 8p.m. or Until Sold Out

Saturday Lunch @ 12p.m.- 5p.m. or Until Sold Out

Sunday Brunch @ 11a.m.- 3p.m. or Until Sold Out

Here are some of the foods they have served so far! 

Thank you again for all the support and we are looking forward to what this next year has in store!

Healthberry Farm

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We now have some local honey, eggs, and garlic from Healthberry Farm!!!

We had the opportunity to get to know the Dry Fork, WV area a little better. For one we got lost...oops... and took some interesting detours, but then we finally made it to our destination the Healthberry Farm. We got to visit with some friends, make some new friends, listen to a great house concert; we laid out under the stars to watch the Perseid meteor shower, sat by the fire, and then retired into our awesome straw bale cabin. Can it get much better?

We arrived there in the dark and we were super excited to be able to wake up to this the next morning:

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We stuck around for the day for a tour of Healthberry Farm organized by West Virginia CRAFT.

"WV CRAFT is a nationally recognized, farmer-led, peer-to-peer learning program that offers young, beginning, and experienced farmers an opportunity to participate in farm tours and roundtable discussions across the state to learn about specific topics and issues, connect with other farmers, and enjoy a delicious potluck meal."

Here is their website for more information- http://wvfoodandfarm.org/wv-beginning-farmer-program/

Such a fun and informative day of learning more about Healthberry's farm routine with their bees, honey, mead, eggs, and garden.

They do special events at Healthberry such as concerts and tours. The straw bale cabin and the farm is a great place to get away to. For more information check out their website at www.healthberryfarm.com

Round Right Farm

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Round Right Farm is owned and operated by Steve and Sunshine Vortigern. It is a gorgeous 41 acre farm located in Cranesville, WV. 

Photos below were taken by Michael J. Chen. I encourage you to take a look at his American Farm Project series that features some other West Virginia farms- www.michaeljchen.com                                                                                                                                         


Round Right Farm vegetables have:

  • no chemical pesticides or herbicides
  • no fossil-fuel based fertilizers
  • no genetically modified seeds or feeds
  • no growth hormones or antibiotics

We appreciate Sunshine for taking time out of her busy schedule to give us the tour of her farm. 

Click on the photos below for the tour! (If using a mobile device, turn sideways for descriptions on pictures)

Be sure to keep a look out for Round Right Farm's produce at Front Street Grocers in the near future!

For more information and details about Round Right Farm visit their website: www.roundrightfarm.com

Where are our products coming from?

On this past Wednesday we ventured out to Terra Alta, WV to visit a couple of farms whose products will be carried in our store. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day!

It is important to us to be able to personally see where the foods we provide come from and for the farmers to be transparent in their practices.

The first farm we visited was Possum Tail Farm. An amusing and memorable name that came from a native West Virginia fiddle tune, The Possum's Tail is Bare. This is a family-owned and -operated farm run by Brian and Jennie. They are a Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farm that provides quality meats. 

Jennie took the time to give us a tour of their lovely farm and patiently answered all of our questions. 

Click on the images below for the tour!

(If you are using a mobile device, turn sideways to view descriptions on photos)

 

For more information and details about Possum Tail Farm visit their website:  www.possumtailfarm.com

For more information about CNG farming visit: www.cngfarming.org