Meet Our Friends
We are surrounded by wonderful, locally-owned businesses. There are also myriad charities and nonprofits that we are lucky to support. Let us introduce you to some of these friends of ours.
CHARITIES & NONPROFITS
ROCKINGHAM EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC. - R.E.F.I.
Our C.E.O., Christian, sits on the board of this wonderful organization whose purpose is to "support learning by securing financial contributions and educational resources that benefit Rockingham County Public School students and teachers." We are proud of Christian for serving on the board, and proud to partner with REFI as an annual donor.
Our owner and namesake, Randy, has been a member of Ruritans of Broadway/Timberville for 20 years. During that time he has served in various leadership positions. As a company, we believe in the mission of the Ruritan Club - "serving America's communities" and we regularly support the club's activities.
BRIDGEWATER LITTLE LEAGUE
There's nothing better than enjoying a little league game on a summer's evening and we are proud sponsors of the Bridgewater Little League.
GIRL SCOUTS & BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Many of our employees and leadership team have great memories of their time spent in Scouts. Our C.E.O., Christian, spends at least a couple of days each year at the local Boy Scout Camp. As a company, we believe there are many valuable lessons learned within both Scouting programs and we are happy to support many local troops.
Mike Andes, the front man and founder of Nothin' Fancy, is Randy's younger brother. Mike worked in the Timberville store between shows for a few years when we first opened. Rumor has it that Randy even taught Mike how to play guitar and sing bluegrass and would get him into bars when they were teenagers for their first gigs. They are beyond entertaining and there's not a better bluegrass band anywhere!
Showalter's has the BEST cider this side of anywhere. Couple that with pick-your-own apples, really fun festivals, beautiful greenhouses, a thriving new Hard Cider line and a bunch of other cool stuff, and you'll see why we love this place.
Farmer's and Merchants Bank has been an integral part of the Timberville community since its founding in 1908. They've also kept that local bank feel and been great partners of ours since our founding. We couldn't recommend them more highly.
GOAT HILL POTTERY
Goat Hill Pottery is operated by Kaylee Kubisiak - significant other of former Bridgewater Store Manager Jake. Check out Kaylee's Etsy shop at the link above or like the Goat Hill Facebook page.
Bluestone is a local vineyard and a favorite of the local community. They have fun events and some killer wines. Always welcoming and ever supportive, give them a try next time you're near Bridgewater.
The duo in charge of Embellish is super fun, super talented, and super supportive of our events. Check out their website and give them a shout next time you need a little decorating inspiration!
SHENANDOAH VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTION
The source of much of our locally grown greenery, this place is the absolute coolest. Check their website for the current schedule and stop by! Don't forget to stop by the snack bar and get a piece of pie before you leave, it is to die for!
THE GAINES GROUP
Friendly folks and very supportive of other local businesses. They are also very active on social media. Look them up when you're in need of any architecture or design.
NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD
With offices located in New Market, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation does great things all over the state. From battlefield preservation to educating the public, it is a very active foundation. Be sure to check out their very thorough website, and follow their exceptionally managed Facebook page.
MT. CRAWFORD CREAMERY
Mt Crawford Creamery is located just a stones throw from our Bridgewater store. They are a small, family operated creamery, but boy do they know how to creamerize stuff! Their chocolate milk is a staff favorite. Some of our staff is rumored to have MCC chocolate milk coursing through their veins, they drink so much! Check them out on Facebook too!