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Sisters allow Valley flower farm to bloom — and are opening a new store

Starting up a farm is a tough business. Shipping fresh cut flowers offers its own set of challenges. Doing all of that just before the onset of a global pandemic — it’s almost a recipe for failure. Yet, at every challenge, a pair of entrepreneurial sisters have not only helped their business survive but thrive while establishing their farm in the Valley as one of the country’s top online shippers of fresh, direct-from-farm flowers.

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Co-op’s roots grow deeper as the store gets bigger

What started as a two-aisle “little natural food store” has grown into the now decade-old Friendly City Food Co-op — which just keeps growing. The store spent much of the last year gradually phasing in its 2,000 square foot expansion. And as the store celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week with a series of in-person and online activities, store leaders are dreaming of opening a second location over the next decade.

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Incoming Chamber President says Shenandoah Valley has lots to like

Never a big fan of sand, the next president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to relocating from the shores of northern Florida to the central Shenandoah Valley.

Rooted Market sprouts, expects continued demand for online food shopping

When farms and farmers’ markets set up online stores to stay in business at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, Tim Showalter Ehst quickly joined Local Food Drive-Thru in Staunton to sell produce from his Rockingham County farm.

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