By Debbie Adams
Vinton’s newest business—The Farm Shoppe—held their Grand Opening in downtown Vinton
on Dec. 2, just in time for the holidays. Owner Brandon Hall says it turned out to be “an amazing
month” for the shop.
They specialize in farmhouse, country, and primitive décor. While Hall is the owner of the
family business, his four-year-old daughter, Henley, is his #1 helper, and his mom serves as
General Manager of day-to-day operations.
The Farm Shoppe carries a variety of Crossroads Candles, Kidz Korner toys and crafts, all
natural self-care products from vendor Splendiforous, and trendy hand-mades from Emmytu’s
“Striving to be Vinton’s one stop gift shoppe, we have expanded our inventory selection to
include gifts for all,” Hall notes.
Hall says a main driver for him, with having a child of his own, will be the Kidz Korner,
especially in the summer months when he plans to host events with face painting and even
bouncy houses. He is hoping to host some pop-ups, as well, to support other local businesses and
Hall graduated (at age 16) from William Byrd High School with the Class of 2015. He says all of
his “employees” are Terriers.
As a student at WBHS, he worked at Kroger for four years. After that, his first “real job” was as
a banker at HomeTrust in Vinton. Since then, he has worked for several different banks and
credit unions in the area and currently serves as a Financial Coach and Loan Underwriter.
Hall says he started the home décor business as a “side gig,” as an outlet for his creativity. His
family has long been involved in owning and operating gift shoppes, with two former locations
in Vinton—many fondly remember “The Olde Willow” on Hardy Road. (He considers his family
to be his mentors.)
Shoppers may have also seen his booth at the “Stocked Market” at the Berglund Center and at
other special events.
He established The Farm Shoppe in 2021 and has now opened the brick and mortar location in
“I think my favorite thing about running The Shoppe is the relationships I get to build. Whether
you’re coming in looking for a specific piece or need some inspiration for a spot to fill, we take
pride in getting to know our customers and their tastes. If we don’t have something in stock, we
do our best by sending out the search party to find the perfect match!”
Hall is continually refreshing and replenishing inventory to meet demand.
The Vinton shop is not their only location. You can find their booths inside Willow Tree
Antiques and Primitives in Roanoke and at Evie’s at the Lake in Moneta.
The Vinton Farm Shoppe is tucked away on the hill behind the Vinton Farmers’ Market next
door to Coastal Insurance Planning of Virginia, although their address is officially 143 Gus
The retailer is relatively easy to locate once you find the Vinton Post Office and the Vinton
Farmers’ Market. You enter the back Post Office parking lot, then turn left into the alley which
leads to Coastal Insurance Planning. The Farm Shoppe is right next door.
Their hours of operation are:
- Monday, 3-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, closed
- Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
“I want to thank folks for their support—without our success in the booths and local events we
would’ve never gotten this far,” Hall said. “We plan to host many events this year, including fun
for the whole family, so be sure to keep up with our Facebook page. We are stoked to be back
InVinton and can’t wait to grow within the community.”
One of the first community events will be a “Valentine Sip & Shop” with nearby Twin Creeks
Brewing Company on Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/thefarmshoppellc/ to see what gifts and décor the Farm Shoppe is
currently featuring, to take part in frequent “giveaways,” and to watch for coming events. They
also have an official website at https://thefarmshoppellc.com/ where you may purchase online, or
you can simply call 540-517-5097 for more information.