Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile

Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile


Congratulations to Baines Books and Coffee, with 10 years in business in Scottsville! Town Clerk Javier Raudales congratulates manager Kristin Freshwater, and Town Council will do the same for several business anniversaries on Monday evening.

Some of our great new businesses are James River Outdoors, LLC, Baked on the James, The Riverbend Boutique, and We Grow Shop VA. Then Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile celebrates five years, and Electronic Billing Service has ten years, and Napier Plumbing has served the area for 20 years! Thank you all, and congratulations!
Holiday Market! Saturday, November 20!

On farm pop-Up Saturday November 20 aka “Turkeygeddon” 🤗 We have gathered some of our favorite “farmartisans” for a day on the farm to give thanks for another great season and to bring you gifts from our gardens & kitchens 🥳 We hope to see you for one last hurrah before we all settle in for a long winters nap ☺️ Check out our “Accomodations” tab on the website to see a list of our favorite places to stay and make a weekend getaway out of it before the hustle & bustle of the holiday season begin! #handmadeholiday #homegrown #slowfood #slowliving #handcrafted #consciousconsumer #holidayseason #holidaygetaway #unplug #recharge

Artisans include Julia A. Vessey Ballerino Creamery @millracehemp Millstone Pottery Herban Moonshine The Elysium Honey Company Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile Mountain Culture Kombucha The Queen Bean acornpotteryandfarm + other locally made breads, soups, broths and desserts from our favorite farmers market finds! We’re even hoping to add oysters from @rroysters ❤️🦪❤️🦪❤️

* Thank you Kate-Simon Lifestyle Photography for the beautiful images 😍😍😍 *
Happy Feel Good Friday!

We are so excited to announce we are now carrying Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile 😍

We have all kinds of krauts, pickles and kefir sodas for you to try! Come and grab some today!

#farmsteadferments #fxbgfoodcoop #lovefxbg #fermentedfoods #probiotics #rawfood #guthealth #supportlocal
Our special Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile collab kraut is now on sale for a special price, $6.99 a jar! Available while supplies last.
#LocalLove #Fermentation #Kraut
Love a cold summer Asian-style noodle? So do we! This is our favorite recipe. We promise you’ll LOVE it! Everyone does!

Sesame Peanut Noodles

12 oz Valente Garlic Parsley Linguine
8 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp hot chili oil (optional)
5 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 tsp sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 TBSP peanut butter
½ cup toasted sesame seeds

Optional additions: bunch chopped scallions, chopped chives or cilantro, peas, finely sliced carrots ( we used Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile Ginger Carrot Pickles 🥕 🧡)

😋Cook noodles until al dente. Drain, rinse, and cool.
😋Mix all other ingredients, except the sesame seeds and optional additions, in a jar.
😋Pour half the dressing on to the noodles and mix. At time of serving, add remaining sauce and mix.
😋Sprinkle in all optional additions and serve.
This is fabulous Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile in Scottsville! We are running a giveaway this week. Tell us your favorite foodie spots near Scottsville so we can all check them out!

❤️ Enter to WIN PASTA!! ❤️ We love living in Virginia and having great neighbors who make fabulous goodness! Exploring and meeting new friends, catching up with old friends, and trying new things is the best, isn’t it?
Join Mary Ann on her Virginia adventures and enter to win pasta!
Here’s how to enter to 🏆 win 🏆 a case of six pasta ❤️ flavors:

🍅 tell us if you’ve ever been to this town. If you have, please tell us your favorite nearby foodie spots/wineries/restaurants/breweries/farmers market or anything else not-to-be-missed. We’d ALL like to know!
🍅 get extra entries if you tag a friend who’d like these spots or if you share the contest to your stories!
🍅 like our page 👍

We’ll tell you more about the fun places Mary Ann visits later in the week and will announce the winner at the weekend. We will DM for the winner for shipping info. Let’s enjoy all that Virginia has to offer together ❤️

Giveaway ends at 11:59 am Eastern on 7/17. One grand prize winner will be announced by IG Story. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Must be 18+ and have a US shipping address. This giveaway is not sponsored by, endorsed by or associated with Instagram or Facebook. Good luck!
🤝 FloydFest 21~Odyssey Partner Spotlight 🤝
Farmstead Ferments

Since 2010, their fermentaria has been processing, fermenting, pickling and preserving a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs into tasty, nutrient dense foods that support the health of the Virginia community while using practices that enrich her soils.
The fermented foods – a wide array of sauerkrauts, kimchis, pickles, chutneys, salsas, kraut and pickle juices – and the fermented beverages -- water kefir soda, kombucha, V-9, and fermented coffee -- are rich in vitamins and minerals, and are loaded with probiotics, enzymes, and electrolytes.

For more info:

Keep up with us:
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Shout out to our local producers that created specially blended products especially for our #grandexpansioncelebration!
Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters for the Co-op O' Joe Blend; Farmstead Ferments for their Friendly City Roots Kraut; Shenandoah Spice Company and Autumn Olive Farms for the collaborative Massanutten Blend Pork Sausage; and Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn - Harrisonburg for the chocolate and orange Friendly City Pop.
We are so fortunate to have such great local farmers and producers in and around our community - be sure to support them! #locallove
Irish ham and cheese with Farmstead Ferments curtido, chipotle Mayo and @albemarlebakingcompany potato cheddar and bacon bread.
We are very excited to now carry an amazing line of raw, naturally-fermented foods from Farmstead Ferments of Scottsville, VA! We now have several new kraut flavors, plus kimchi, garlic pickles, and pickled carrots in our cooler section. If you're looking for a delicious pop of color on your plate or wonderfully crunchy kraut, we can't recommend these flavors enough!

We love that Farmstead Ferments values regenerative, organic farming and uses only local ingredients in their ferments. They are 90% locally sourced from their own farm (Free Bird in Esmont, VA) the rest comes from other local, organic farmers, friends, and neighbors. It’s always great to find another farm that shares the same values as ours while making such amazing food!

We're open Friday - Sunday from 10am to 6pm or shop online at for most items. Try something new this week!
Back by popular demand, Farmstead Ferments! We love it with our eggs, on avocado toast, AND with our BBQ for a little something different😋 #krauts #goodforthegut #shoplocalva #realvabbq
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Get your kraut out!!!

We create raw, naturally-fermented foods and beverages made by hand in small batches using locally sourced produce Each jar is like a time capsule of seasonal bounty taken from the abundant harvest of the Virginia Piedmont.

Because Farmstead Ferments are never pasteurized, these wholesome, nutritious and delicious foods are absolutely loaded with life force and teeming with wonderful things like electrolytes, enzymes and probiotics. Plus, the zesty and pungent taste of fermented foods is the perfect complement to any meal or as a stand-alone snack.

Operating as usual

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 04/22/2022

Hey fantastically fabulous & loyal customers!!!🥰

We just wanted to assure you all that we are in fact open, (despite the painting crew and caution tape)...😱

Come on in and continue to show your support of our small (but established & growing!) business!!!🙌🏾

*Aaaaand our 25% off storewide sale is still going on* (very few exclusions apply)!!!😁


Just WOW 🤩 look at this gorgeous artwork our team hand painted for the Mercantile 💜💕🥰 enormous gratitude to @Jes Fenn and Miki Fenn 💜🙏🥰💕

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 04/06/2022


Come in and stock up today!!

*Sale excludes Meat, Kraut, Eggs, Art and Consignment*

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Slow cooked Sweet Potato Curry is here!😋

Chicken OR vegan options available!

The perfect take home lunch or dinner- thank you Brynn for making our tastebuds dance🥰


Our happy healthy biodynamic RAW honey is stocked up and waiting for you!! Take some home and reap the raw honey benefits (many swear by it's abilities to reduce seasonal allergies!!), full of immune boosting goodness!! ❤️🌻🐝🍯❤️

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Our made in house Corned Beef is in!!🤤😋 (a vegetarian option of Green Egg Salad on an English Muffin available too!)

Don't forget- whether you're looking for fun, unique, or hard to find Irish/Celtic pieces, we got you🍀

💚Happy (early) St. Paddy's Day!!💚🌈

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 03/02/2022

Stoked for St Patrick's Day? Come get your green here- and don't get pinched this year! Fun Irish and Celtic items await you!

Also March is the last month to stock up on cold weather wear before we make room for more breezy pieces in our Funky Finds Boutique, come see us!! ❤️☘️❤️

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Our Funky Finds Consignment Boutique is stocked up and refreshed, including our new critter corner full of fab pet presents! Come check us out!! ❤️

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Last minute valentines panic? No problem! We have gifts for all your loves, from the decadent to the practical, come see us!! ❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 02/02/2022

Stop in for something sweet!! Get a jump on valentine's shopping with local products and healthy treats!!

Some of our favorite kefir flavors now available, including tubular Turmeric!! Grab some before it's gone!! ❤️❤️❤️

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New seeds in stock! Close up pics in the comments! We also have last year's seeds on sale for your budget early garden starts!

Delicious local produce from Joyous Greens, beets, carrots and kale all fresh picked this morning!!

Awesome local eggs, cheese, freshly made yogurt, Brittni's much sought after pimento cheese, and our bodacious banana bread all stocked and waiting for ya! Come on down! ❤️

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Winter weather got you stuffed up? We've got all the happy healthy immune helpers stocked to get you feeling better again! Try our Reishi Teas with our local raw honey, soothing, delicious, and effective! ❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 12/10/2021

Y'all, Farmstead Mercantile is DECKED OUT!!! Come visit us soon for all of your holiday needs ..... whether it be locally made art, nourishing, local foods, or healing and calming remedies, or some fabulous frocks .... we gotchooooooo!!!

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 10/22/2021

Come grab one of our made in house beverages! ☺
Refreshing, delicious, & probiotic rich- they even have natural electrolytes.😋
Get a cup (or growler) to go, then enjoy it outside along with this beautiful weather! 🍹🌞🍂

*Open til 4pm today, and 10am-4pm tomorrow*

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 09/23/2021

Check out our amazing varieties of pumpkins! We have extra large ones as well🎃!

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Thank you, Miki Fenn, for the gorgeous, hand-painted signage! Ya'll, check these beauties out! 💜🙏🥰

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Chickity-check us out!!😎
*Open today 'til 4pm, tomorrow 10am-4pm*


Hey all! We still have bubble wrap up for grabs- you'll find it if you come to the back of our building and look to the right. Help yo'self!!

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 07/08/2021

Farm freshness in stock!! Magical local melons and stone fruits, bodacious bouquets, slammin sammies and much much more!! Come see us!! 10-4 Tuesday - Sat, 11-6 on Thursdays!! ❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 06/15/2021

We've got some stellar homemade food around here!! Delicious take and bake Chicken Pot Pies, scrumptious Quiche (tomato pepper, onion and dill or chicken, broccoli and cheddar!), and oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies!! Come get some!! ❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 05/15/2021

After you visit the market Saturday, visit the market! There's a lot more in store for you than just our (made in house) krauts, pickles, and beverages...!
Fresh produce, beautiful flowers, healthy veggie plants, tasty baked goods, delicious sammies, pasture raised meats (& eggs), herbs, spices, hand crafted goods (including our own body products & loose leaf teas), thrifty consignment treasures, pantry items to ease those munchies (& assist you in dinner prep!), and much more...!
Many (if not most) of our offerings are locally sourced, organic, and thoughtfully supplied.
We open at 10am Saturday, and will be here til 4pm. Hope to see ya soon!!

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 05/01/2021

Come get your flower fix!! We have so many beautiful veggie starters, hanging basket arrangements, and all the excellent local produce you're craving!! Get on in and see us and bring home some color!! ❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 04/16/2021

Spring has sprung here at Farmstead!!😁

New plants- veggie & flowers...
New produce, & fresh baked goods...
Many/mostly all local!!

Here 'til 4pm today, & 10am-4pm Saturday🙂

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Slammin Sammies in the house!!

Roast Beef Bahn Mi - with Hosin Mayo, Cilantro Pesto, and Baby Romaine on a Hoagie, featuring our Bahn Mi Pickles! Too delicious to miss!! We also have a veg friendly Tofu version!

Fruit and Nut Chicken Salad Spinach Wrap - with Chicken Breast, Apples, Dried Cranberries, Died Currants, Walnuts, Toasted Almonds, Onion, Mayo, Lemon Juice, Dijon Mustard, Mustard Seeds, Garlic Powder, Poppy Seeds, Celery Seeds, Salt, Pepper, and Nutmeg. With Apple Kraut, Provolone, and Romaine!!

Come and get it!! 🔥❤️


Chocolate Chip Cookies. Made & baked in house. We don't think anything else needs to be said... 🍪🥛


You know you don't feel like cooking this from scratch, but you also know you need this in your life...
Don't be dismayed, we have your St. Paddy's Day food cravings covered😁
Choose from traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage w/ Boiled Potatoes, or Corned Beef & Cabbage Shepherd's Pie- all made in house, from scratch, with L💚VE (including the corned beef)!!
Come see us for a Happy St. Patrick's Day 💚🍀🌈🍻🎻⭐🧚🏻‍♀️💚

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 02/26/2021

Brittni's ever so popular Pimento Cheese is back in tha house!!😋 Aaaand this time she's added ham to the mix😄 Come and get it while the gettin's good!!


❄Good morning🙂 We plan on being open from 12-4pm today!😁


We will be closed again today due to icy conditions, hoping everyone stays safe and warm!! ❤️🙏❤️


🌬 Due to hazardous road conditions- & mother nature not cooperating in general- we will remain closed today. Thank you for bearing with us- we're eagerly waiting to (safely) get back to business!!🥶


We will be closed today so our Farmstead family can remain safe and sound. Thank you for your understanding, and ya'll be safe too!!💙


We will be closing at 3pm today due to impending inclement weather- we will re-open tomorrow at 10am unless delayed by icy roads!! Stay safe everyone!! ❤️🙏❤️

Photos from Farmstead Ferments & Mercantile's post 02/09/2021

Fresh Grab and Go goodness!

Fab Fruit and Nut Chicken Salad!
Chicken Breast, Local Apples, Walnuts, Almonds, Onion, Mayo, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Celery Seeds, Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, Cranberry Jam.

Marvelous Maple Apple Crisp!
Local Apples, Sugar, Butter, Brown Sugar, Raisins, Cinnamon, Lemon Juice, Local Maple Syrup, Flour, Oats, Seeds.

We Also have local kale and Britt's Brilliant Banana Bread! Come stock up! ❤️

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Who needs artificial food coloring and flavors when you can have this nectar of the gods?! Pop in for a To-Go growler or cup of this lovely looking AND tasting Prickly Pear Water Kefir Soda, or one of our other delicious fermented beverages we have on tap. All Made in House, with L💜VE!

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330 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA

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Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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