Photo Post: Floyd, VA

Greetings from Floyd, Virginia, a little town with a big personality! I’ve spent the last two days here with the Central Appalachian Network and CAN grantee SustainFloyd. Though the town itself has under 500 residents, Floyd has a great downtown with locally-owned businesses and is seeing more entrepreneurial-minded young people moving into the area. It’s also host to FloydFest, a rapidly-growing annual music festival. SustainFloyd is a local organization working to promote the area’s food and farm economy, with a Farmer’s Market, farm-to-school, and pocket farm programs. Floyd is a great example of small-town economic development in Appalachia, and it was great to be here!

downtown floyd