Celebrating 45 years
Unique shopping, fabulous setting, unparalleled hospitality and charm
RETAIL SHOPS: MONDAY - SATURDAY 10:00AM TO 5:00PM
Our story began with an apple.
Welcome to a place that embraces the traditional, while exploring the new and unexpected.
From our roots as a roadside fruit stand in 1964, farmbasket has grown to become the premier destination in central Virginia for specialty food items and gift ideas for any occasion. The broad assortment of gourmet selections from our market will nourish and please even the most distinguishing palate. Our handpicked collection of giftable items and seasonal accents make for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Mingle through our gardening areas and talk to our green thumb experts about what plants are right for you, or grab a classic sandwich at the café, made with fresh, local ingredients. Every nook and cranny reveals a new surprise, an unexpected getaway-for lunch or just the kind of conversation that was once shared with friends at a fruit stand in 1964.
To offer a unique shopping and eating experience in an inviting and beautiful setting.
- Each customer means everything to us and deserves our special attention
- Each product will be selected carefully and presented tastefully
- Each season will be embraced with flair
- Each day will feature free smiles from our team
Our farmbasket brand represents years of careful trial and selection. With a nod to the south and a wink to the state of Virginia, our signature farmbasket items are made from the best ingredients and always taste impossibly good. Classic selections include cheddar cheese straws, honey, our famous Virginia peanuts, organic and fair trade coffee, cheesy grits, savory snacks and an assortment of candy, among other delectable treats.
Meet farmbasket's big sister, Meriwether Godsey.
With over 25 years of diverse dining and restaurant experience in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina, Meriwether Godsey was founded on the belief that true hospitality and fabulous food benefit residential dining just as they do fine restaurants. Marie "Rie" Meriwether Godsey and her husband, Eddie, started MG with two accounts and today the company is a family of nearly 500 talented and dedicated employee-owners. In addition to serving independent schools, higher education, seniors, and business venues, Meriwether Godsey successfully created and managed two original concept restaurants, Meriwether's Market and Isabella's Italian Trattoria, for 12 and 10 years respectively. With a knack for presentation catering, The Meriwether Godsey experience combines with farmbasket to assure that our culinary attention to detail is at the highest level.
Click here to learn more about Meriwether Godsey.
Our Local Peach Milkshake Featured in Edible Blue Ridge's Summer 2012 Issue(more) Perfect Gifts, Wrapped in Style
News and Advance features our gift wrapping in the December 19, 2011 article!(more) Tickled Pink
Trends Magazine helps us announce our newest shop, pinklady in November 2011 | Holiday Edition(more) From a Fruit Stand to the Farm Basket
Lynchburg's Business Magazine features 'our story' in the August 2011 Issue!(more) Beautiful Bridal Bouquet
A stunning bouquet by Kerry is featured in Stone Blue Production's Wedding photography.(more) Kerry Giles shares her gardening expertise.
Kerry Giles talks about "window boxes" in an article published in the Central Virginia Home Magazine.(more) Hill City bride at farmbasket
Hill City bride first anniversary celebration at farmbasket(more)