The Virginia Made Shop Story

54 Rowe Rd | Staunton, VA 24401
800-544-6118 |
Open 7 Days a Week: Sunday - Wednesday 9 - 6, Thursday - Saturday 9 - 8

In the early 80s, one young Virginia family took a look around.  From their home in the Shenandoah Valley, the Allegheny Mountains stretched out to the west.  To the east, the Blue Ridge Mountains rose up from the agricultural lands, rolling the length of the great state.  This picturesque scene sparked an idea: support the local economy, so that it may thrive and give back to Virginia locals and travelers alike.  

Where I-81 paves through the Shenandoah Valley, I-64 winds down the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and The Cardinal Train tracks through, the historic town of Staunton flourishes.  Staunton, Virginia is a town where preserved history shelters 21st century pursuits.  The result is a landscape of rich growing soil, dated brick buildings, and cobblestone streets, paving the way for a culture of historically-motivated minds.  Staunton, Virginia is home to writers, actors, potters, woodworkers, farmers, beekeepers, millers, painters, glassblowers...and more.  

In 1984, the LeMasurier family cut the ribbon and opened the doors to The Virginia Made Shop, a store inspired by the remarkable qualities of the Virginia region.  Networking to local artists, farmers, writers, and more, they stocked the shelves with Virginia's Finest, and dedicated an entire wall to Virginia Peanuts, a regional gem.  

Off exit 222 from I-81, you'll find the Virginia Made Shop.  It's more than a locally owned business; the roots stretch across the region, from coastal peanuts, to inland honey, to jams from the foothills.  As the Virginia Made Shop approaches 30 years of local business, we're happy to offer a few Virginia products for sale online!

We've also set a flat-rate shipping fee for online sales, so that you may stock up on peanuts for your home, or share the joy with your office, church, or neighborhood around the holidays!