CoronaVirus – Business & Event Updates

 

 

Happy Autumn!

We are full of LOVE and concern for our family and friends - and we are taking the coronavirus very seriously.  Floyd County, Town and businesses are following the CDC, VA Dept. of Health and the Governor’s mandates in relation to the coronavirus and business activities and public events.  These mandates and recommendations can change daily (see bottom of page for detailed updates & links)

  Forward Virginia Phase Three - began Wednesday, July 1 - See below for more info

Please be patient and cooperative with our business folks as they navigate changes & mandates and safety for staff, community & you!

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EVENTS - Most major large public events in Floyd County have been cancelled or postponed in 2020. 

                 Smaller events ARE happening.  Check for event updates (both live and on-line) on our Calendar on VisitFloydVA , sampling of events also below AND given the rapid changes, we suggest that 

 

 If you have questions regarding a business’s activities, go to their Facebook pages, websites or call for most timely updates.

Meanwhile, check out some ways you can  Feel the Love from Floyd

 SHOP Floyd VA  SHOP on-line with Floyd businesses NOW and check out the discounts on online shopping with Floyd businesses! 

 

PUBLIC RESTROOMS - Public restrooms are open at Warren G. Linebery Park (next to Floyd Country Store) Sun-Thur 10am-6pm; Fri/Sat 10am-9pm

 

RESTAURANTS & SPIRITS Who needs to cook?

  Take-out, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Indoor Seating options

(*Check with each business for details on their activities & schedules - many changes regularly)

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FARM & FOOD OFFERINGS - Local produce and farm products are available.  

   Riverstone Organic Farm -  708 Thompson Rd. SE Floyd VA 24091   www.riverstoneorganicfarm.com
         Farm Store is open daily 9am - 7pm

         Now offering home delivery in Floyd to within 15 miles of Floyd OR Pick up of on-line orders

      Floyd Eco Village Farm - 188 Eco Village Trail, Floyd, VA 24091  facebook.com/floydecovillagefarm/ 

          Farm store open daily

     Floyd Community Market - Local and Southeast U.S. farm products

Open Wednesday- Saturday, 10am-4pm  - 300 Webbs Mill Rd (Rt. 8 S)  Located between Citizens Phone Coop and Brewery.  weekly offerings & more info on their FB page: www.facebook.com/FloydCommunityMarket/

 

Floyd Farmer's Market is OPEN!  Saturdays,  9am-1pm

In accordance with VDACS recommendations and the requirement to adequately space vendor tables, the market will have limited number of vendors under the  pavilion offering locally grown vegetables, farm fresh eggs, farm raised meat, and fresh artisan bread with additional vendors starting May 23.

Two ways to shop at our market. In person on Saturday (9-1 under the pavilion).  And/or, shop online with pickup at the market.

Here’s how it works ON LINE:
Our online shop opens Sunday at noon through Thursday at noon. Pick up your order that Saturday at the Floyd Farmers Market between 9am and 1pm.

Get started:
Login and create your account, use promo code
Eat Floyd 2020 for free membership and select the Floyd Farmers Market as your pick up location. Start shopping and support our local farms.

Follow updates on Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FloydFarmersMarket/

 

 

 

 

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RETAIL SHOPS & GALLERIES -Check their Facebook pages directly for details and schedules

  OPEN  - This is a sampling of Shops open - most end of week and/or weekends

           Republic of Floyd, Hey Helen, Chic's Antiques, Wildwood Farm, Jeanie O'Neill Gallery, The Maggie Gallery, Heather's of Floyd, Phoenix Hardwoods, New Mountain Mercantile, A New Leaf Gallery, Troika Contemporary Craft Gallery Floyd Jewelry,  Bell Gallery  Frid/Sat 11am-5pm

 CLOSED   - These businesses may have on-line sales option and open by appointment. 

     Floyd County Historical Society Museum 

 

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 Chateau Morrisette Winery grounds are opening!

Wednesday - Saturday  11am-5pm  (starting October 7)

www.thedogs.com

Our hut, patio and lawn will be open from 11am-5pm for you all to enjoy!  So bring your chairs and picnic baskets!
We have made some adjustments to make sure your experience is enjoyable and safe.

PLEASE READ
-Masks are required to enter the tasting room and while ordering from the hut.
-BROC - Bring Your Own Chair! We will not have any furniture on the patio so make sure you bring whatever furniture you would like to enjoy your visit!
-Our Restaurant is closed until further notice which means we cannot provide lunch. Picnic baskets ARE ALLOWED on the grounds again but will be checked for outside alcohol. (so please don’t bring it)
-Some small snacks will be available to purchase.
-We will not be doing tastings but our Tasting Room will be open for retail sales and bottle/case sales for you to take home!
-Opening is weather permitting. If there is going to be rain, we will announce any cancellations at 5:00pm the day prior.
-NO CASH SALES - Card Only
We appreciate your understanding as we make these adjustments and hope we can see you soon!

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Jeanie O'Neill Gallery

ART CLASSES HAVE BEGUN ! THESE STUDENTS HAVE 4 CLASSES UNDER THEIR BELTS AND THEY LOOK AMAZING !

IF INTERESTED , PLEASE CALL OR TEXT Jeanie at  @ 540-230-7546

 

 

 

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FLOYD ARTISAN MARKET is back!  Fridays, 5-8pm

Community Market Pavilion - across from the Floyd Country Store

First market - This will be a bit of a trial run as we navigate these unusual times. The Artisan Market will be practicing all current heath and safety policies regarding Covid-19. All vendors will be wearing face masks and hand sanitizer will be available for use.
Market customers are also asked to follow the current social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

You may notice a few less vendors, as many of our regular vendors are not yet comfortable setting up. Many will be returning a little further into the season and we hope to have many new vendors setting up as well.
Many Artisans depend on market and festival season to sell their wares, so please come out to show your support and browse the beautiful artwork in a safe outside environment.

 

GET OUTSIDE -   Get outside for healthy exercise & FUN! 

      Chantilly Farm - 2697 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd VA 24091  www.chantillyfarm.com    https://chantillyfarm.com/wp/hiking/

           Chantilly Farm is still welcoming local folks to use trails, bike or play disc gold on their multi trail systems on 200 acres.  Maps available at the entrance campground office

         On the Water in Floyd    Little River adventure outfitting company now taking reservations only through the website. No walk-ins. The hours available for reservations are Mon-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 https://onthewaterinfloyd.com/

         Buffalo Mountain Zipline -  OPEN through October - Check out their SPECIALS /  following COVID-19 guidelines   www.buffalomountainziplines.com/

      "Out There" Sculpture Trail   Artist Charlie Brouwer invites you:

 The trail with its 30 sculptures continues to be open for visitors – all you need to do is send Charlie an email - cbrouwer@swva.net - "give me a date and time and I’ll email you all the necessary info: directions, where to park, and a guide and map of the trail you can download or print.  It’s quiet “Out There” and we’re keeping it to one family/group at a time – if we see you we may wave a greeting from the house or studio, but otherwise you will be on your own in the low stress outdoors where viruses do not do well. We enjoy seeing people enjoying "Out There"!!
website: http://charliebrouwer.com       https://www.facebook.com/charlie.brouwer

      Buffalo Mountain Adventures      www.buffalomtnadv.com/

     Offers guided outdoor adventures for groups, such as river trips, caving, climbing, etc.   New fleet of really nice paddleboards  If you're just looking for information about the different rivers, put ins and take outs etc, we can provide you with some of that info too! Feel free to reach out with any questions- 540-755-0910 or via email: tours@buffalomtnadv.com

 

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LIVE MUSIC !!!  Yes!  (sampling below - for full calendar:  visitfloydva.com/events/)

  Friday - Saturday, Oct 23 -24  , Live Music at Buffalo Mountain Brewery www.facebook.com/BuffaloMountainBrewingCompany/events/

Saturday, October 24,  1pm-4pm, Virginia Hollow at Villa Appalaccia Winery   https://villaappalaccia.com/

Saturday, October 24, 4-6pm Bluegrass Music at Wildwood Farm (Outdoor weather dependent)www.facebook.com/WildwoodFarmsGeneralStore/

 

Saturday, October 24 12-2pm

Reggae at Outer Space -

South Locust St.  just North of Country Store/Dogtown

 

 

 

Saturday, October 24 at Lush Lounge/ The Blind Pig   

       CAJUN FEST !   12-5pm

   www.facebook.com/LUSHLoungeFloyd

 

 

 

Every Saturday, 11:30am-1:00pm  Live Music hosted by David Cannady Music in front of Heathers of Floyd (at Village Green)  different musician guests each week!   info: www.facebook.com/events/818697761992644/ 

    Bring your lunch and a chair and join us for a social distancing fun time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Friday, this Friday, 5pm-7pm!   

Friday Night Backyard Jamboree  OUTDOOR & Livestream

  *Last outdoor Jamboree Friday, October 22!    

Join us on Friday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm for the Friday Night Backyard Jamboree outdoor show. *Please make sure to note the time change!*
The event will take place on the cottage lawn behind the Floyd Country Store and will be accessible on a first come, first served basis.
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $8 to support the musicians and venue during these difficult times. We ask that everyone practice safe social distancing during the show.
This week's guests - Mac Traynham, Jared Boyd, Stacy Boyd, Ashlee Watkins, and Andrew Small
*No smoking. No pets. No drugs or alcohol.*
*This event is dependent on fair weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check our website or Facebook for the latest updates.

This week’s guests to be announced.

www.floydcountrystore.com/event/friday-night-jamboree-2020-07-03

 

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     Five Ways that The Floyd Country Store,

Handmade Music School, and County Sales

Can Keep You Entertained at Home

www.floydcountrystore.com/news/five-ways-that-the-floyd-country-store-handmade-music-school-and-county-sales-can-keep-you-entertained-at-home 

Handmade Music School offering on-line classes!

Online lessons through the Handmade Music School are currently available on the following instruments:

old time fiddle, old time banjo (clawhammer and two finger), old time mandolin,old time guitar, bluegrass fiddle,bluegrass banjo, bluegrass mandolin, bluegrass guitar, upright bass, ukulele, vocals (folk, bluegrass, harmony)

Interested? Sign up through the form on our lessons page (https://handmademusicschool.com/lessons/) or contact us at info@handmademusicschool.com.

Online Workshops & Lectures     www.crowdcast.io/handmademusic

 

 

EVENTS LIVESTREAM -   Floyd is renowned for our Creativity - And many businesses are working on offerings on-line & other cool ideas to stay connected! 

For full list go to our events calendar 

REMEMBER - Many folks were being supported by these activities & now are offering them for free or donations here.  PLEASE consider donations (as you can) so they will still be here when this is over!

  Performances on Tuesday nights at 8pm  "Live with You" - Mike Mitchel & Floyd Music School-   on Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/mikemitchellbandpage

  Thursday, October 1 (and every other Thursday - Oct 15, 29)  Floyd County Thursday Zoom Open Mic  www.facebook.com/events/663331380975144/

  Every Friday, 6:30pm - 9pm -Friday Night Backyard Jamboree  OUTDOOR (through Oct 22) & Livestream   www.floydcountrystore.com/event/friday-night-jamboree-2020-07-03 

 

 

         Living Light Studio - Yoga classes with ShirleyAnn    www.livinglightriverstudio.com

          From ShirleyAnn:  I've uploaded to my YouTube channel the following classes, available to you at anytime for free.

Hatha Flow Yoga I (start this video with the volume low, the singing bowl is loud),

Hatha Flow Yoga II, Gentle Restorative Yoga I, Gentle Restorative Yoga II ,

and an audio for de-stressing called Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation, or yogic sleep that creates deep relaxation.

The classes are 60 minutes each, and the Yoga Nidra is a 20 minute guided meditation.

 

Studio 221 Yoga -  all classes are now on-line! The details are on website and Facebook page.  https://studio221yoga.com/     /www.facebook.com/Studio221Yoga/

 

Jivamukti Yoga with Mary Brown

Zoom class, Saturdays @ 10:00am

email Mary: mab2354@hotmail.com to register.

Zoom link and password will be sent after registration.
Early registration appreciated.
This weeks class is free. Come! Practice!

 

 

Yoga for Beginners with Carly Burke - now online!  Purchase a class or a series. Link to a recorded class is sent out each Monday morning and can be viewed anytime during the week. Please contact Carly for more details and pricing. carly@healingtreehealth.com or call (540)745-3030 

 

 

Total Body Conditioning with Katie Wells

  - Music & Movement & Joy!   www.interweave.love

    October classes

 

 

 

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FREE PUBLIC WIFI

   Citizens Telephone Cooperative –at the lower end of parking lot in Floyd.  A banner with login information is displayed outside the office.

    Warren G. Lineberry Park - The network is WGL Park Public WIFI

    Jessie Peterman Memorial Library (Floyd) - Free WIFI in parking lot.  no password needed.

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Virtual Visit SHOP Floyd VA    Want to Virtual SHOP with Floyd businesses NOW   virtual-visit-SHOP floyd-va/

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COVID-19 Updates

Forward Virginia Phase Three - begins Wednesday, July 1

Summary below - Full description at HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Virginia Phase Two - begins Friday, June 5 -  This includes Restaurants & Spirits option to OPEN indoor dining (at 50%) with continued outdoor dining and take out; Social Gatherings maximum number of people increases to #50 (from #10), continued Face covering mandated inside retail businesses, social distancing (6 feet), retail businesses open (50%) capacity.  Full info on Executive Order 65  www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf

New Face mask requirements as of Friday, May 29 through Executive Order #63

  • Everyone ages 10 and up
  •  Inside all brick and mortar retail establishments
  • Inside all personal care & grooming establishment
  • Inside places where people congregate
  • Inside food & beverage establishments, except when eating
  • On public transportation
  • When accessing state or local services

The following exceptions apply:

  • While eating or drinking
  • While exercising
  • If you have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without help
  • If your health conditions prohibit wearing a face covering

 

IMPORTANT LINKS related to coronavirus updates and tourism

 

For questions regarding Floyd Tourism: tourismdirector@floydcova.org  540-239-8509

Take care of yourself and one another,

Blessed Autumn!

 

**  Thank you Scott Smith for the uplifting Rainbow Floyd photo