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The quality products at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op do more than nourish bodies?they also nourish the local community. The store's shelves and coolers feature vegetables grown without synthetic insecticides, humanely raised meats, organic dairy products, and farm-fresh eggs. It's all in keeping with the co-op's original mission (now in its fourth decade): provide the public with high-quality, nutritious foods, many of which are sourced from nearby farms.

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op holds itself to the same strict standards as the farms it buys from, with an emphasis on sustainable farming practices such as efficient water usage and recycling. They even chose to invest their own time and overalls by purchasing Heritage Point Farm. The farm's 25 acres of land provides co-op shoppers with fresh salad greens, herbs, and all natural eggs.

1319 Grandin Rd SW
Roanoke,
VA
US

With more than 350 stores throughout the country, Play It Again Sports could easily have the feel of a personality-free big box chain store. But each facility is locally owned and operated, so the emporium, which is chock-full of new and gently used sports equipment, has the comfortable, lively atmosphere of your favorite baseball glove’s living room. Inside, shoppers can stock up on fitness gear, lacrosse equipment, baseball gear, tennis rackets, and yoga mats. Or they can sell any of their own quality equipment and grant it new life beyond a closet, cluttered garage, or tiny apothecary vials.

4082 Electric Rd.
Roanoke,
VA
US

Begun as a means to help young families save money, KidsDineFree.net lets kids aged 11 and younger eat for free at hundreds of participating restaurants across Virginia and South Florida. Each 90-day card works at participating local and chain restaurants and entitles the holder to one complimentary kids' meal with the purchase of a full-price adult entree. Families can use the cards an unlimited number of times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but, like a studio-apartment playhouse, each card is only good for one child.

PO Box 20167
Roanoke,
VA
US

GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.

993 Hardy Road
Vinton,
VA
US