SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar

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  • Produce seasonally focused food 
  • Represent the farmers of the region
  • Highlight a local farm monthly

The SWVA Cafe is an outlet for the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace to represent the wonderful farms and farmers in this region. The cafe manager, Gwyn Hill, is always looking throughout SWVA to source ingredients for her menu. Gwyn and Charles have teamed up to tell the story of SWVA through food and to bring awareness to all of the local growers and producers.

Gwyn Hill

Gwyn Hill

Cafe Manager


Promote & develop the regional food, farms, and agritourism of SWVA.

“Gwyn Hill has been purchasing our chicken and sausage each month for the SWVA Cultural Center. We see her at the Farmer’s Market every week supporting different local farms for supplying the restaurant. I wish there were more restaurants and chefs that prioritized supporting sustainable local farms like the SWVA Cultural Center. We are so thankful for the way they value local farms and are willing to support us anyway they can.”
Will and Amy CampbellOld Rich Valley Farm

The SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar strives to promote the region’s wonderful farmers, growers, and producers by serving a menu consisting of 85% local ingredients and products.  The Cafe’s goal is to introduce the flavors of SWVA to all patrons that come to the facility and to encourage them to explore the community to see where their food came from.


Below is a list of local farmers and producers that the SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar currently works with:

  • Farms & Vendors

    • Old Rich Valley Farms – Saltville
    • Highlands Farms – Russell County
    • River Valley – Abingdon
    • Ziegenwald Dairy – Gate City
    • TNT Farms – Meadowview
    • Pick-N-Grin Farms – Bristol
    • Harvest Table Farm – Meadowview
    • Bristol Gardens and Grill – Bristol
    • Abingdon Olive Oil Co – Abingdon
    • Laurel Springs Farm – Marion
    • Southern Fork Farm – Sugar Grove
    • Pop’s Veggie Basket – Rural Retreat
    • My Shepherds Farm – Rural Retreat
    • Moyer Family Farms – Castlewood
    • Appalachian Harvest – Duffield 
    • Va Field Goods – Wythe County
    • Southern Culture – Abingdon
    • Worsham Springs Farm – Bristol
    • Bullen Family Farm – Abingdon Farmers Market
    • Frosted Hawk Farm – Abingdon Farmers Market
    • Goshen Homestead – Elk Garden
    • Sunshine Acres – Abingdon 
    • Kiser Farms – Lebanon
    • Abingdon and other SWVA Farmers Markets

  • 2019 Farmers of the Month

    • March/April – Tracy McGlothlin of Highlands Farm, Lebanon
    • May – David King of River Valley Farm, Abingdon
    • June – Amy Campbell of Old Rich Valley Farm, Saltville
    • July/August – Courtney Umbarger of Laurel Springs Beef, Marion
    • September – Richard Moyer of Moyer Family Farm, Castlewood
    • October – Lynda Bracken of My Shepherd’s Farm, Rural Retreat
    • November – Shawn Boucher of Southern Fork Farm, Sugar Grove
    • December – John Woodworth of Ziegenwald Dairy, Gate City

  • Restaurant Takeovers

    • White Birch Food & Juice – Abingdon
    • Big Daddy’s Catering – Meadowview
    • Four Seasons Catering and Bakery – Marion
    • Your Grate Escape – Tazewell
    • The Pakalachian – Lebanon
    • Cheesy Does It  – Lebanon
    • JJ’s Restaurant and Sports Bar  – Abingdon

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