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Roanoke Food Co-Op Farm Opens to the Public Saturday

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The Roanoke Natural Food Co-Op is dedicating its new farm to the Star City.

Saturday morning's dedication will be the first time the co-op is publicly showing off its new farm at Heritage Point.

There will also be a farmers' market with a dozen local farmers and vendors.

That farmers' market begins Saturday and will be open every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning through October.

It's all part of the process of making the farm self-sustaining.

"To be able to tell people that the salad that you're buying at the co-op just came eight miles down the road and here it is on the shelf, it's really amazing," said Roanoke Natural Co-Op Marketing Director John Bryant. "We've already had school groups out here of kids getting to take a look at greenhouses."

Bryant said the farm will help take the mystery away from processed food.

The dedication is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Heritage Point on Blue Hills Drive.