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By Kim Harbour

Dreaming of someplace that’s green? Whether you want to start your own eco-friendly business or visit one, West Virginia is the place for you.

Growing Business Growing Business
Interest continues to grow in eating locally-grown foods and other environmentally-friendly practices. Could your next business partner be Mother Nature?
What's the Special? What's the Special?
Fresh, local flavor is always on the menu at Panorama at the Peak.
Farm Fresh Orders Online Farm Fresh Orders Online
Visit this virtual farmers market for West Virginia produce picked fresh and delivered weekly.
Greening Main Street Greening Main Street
Ronceverte revitalizes historic renovations with energy and technology flair.
Close Encounters with Nature Close Encounters with Nature
You’d be surprised how often Katherine Cimaglio’s guests ask her to explain the chicken and the egg.
Close Encounters with Nature Green Stories
Browse our readers’ stories about the ways they enjoy being green in West Virginia.

Kim Harbour dreamed of a hobby farm while living in NYC and LA. Next month she hopes to collect the first eggs from her backyard flock in Hurricane.






Do West Virginia’s
Do West Virginia’s green qualities attract new business?

Sure! Ask Jonathan Moore, the founder of Rowdy Orbit in Martinsburg. He moved from Baltimore, Md., to pursue his own online entertainment business. He values the more balanced life he and his family have found and he’s gotten his whole family to eat healthier by buying local foods. 

“When I go back to Baltimore, I take farmers market vegetables and fruits to them. I never knew an apple could taste like this in my life before I came here. When the peaches come out, I’m there. Whatever is in season I’m the first one in line!” 

Read more about Rowdy Orbit.