With the rising farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, and crop-to-cup movements, a new desire to buy local has emerged around the country. With our location between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain ranges, Bijou's has always had a close relationship with the local agricultural industry. Our partnerships include growers such as Survivor Farms for their raspberries and blackberries, Valley Star Farm for their pumpkins, Thornton Orchard for their apples, and Roy’s Orchard for their peaches, among others. Given the choice, we prefer to buy local to support other small businesses in and around Luray and Page County. Our use of local ingredients goes beyond the typical seasonal pies and mini pies though. For instance, a lot of people are beginning to explore our gourmet marshmallow line, which includes flavors such as apple butter, pumpkin butter, and more. These marshmallow flavors came about when we were experimenting with one of the staff’s seasonally-prepared butters and it hooked all of us instantly. The realization that we can use local fruits to create products our brides and grooms have never before thought of encourages us to keep pushing the envelope. We encourage our customers to challenge us and come up with new flavors and flavor combinations that we may not have previously tried. After all, you might think of a local fruit or plant flavor that we can source locally and further support our small community. Our own goals and morals have always aligned with the local farmers in a desire to provide the best tasting, highest quality ingredients to our brides, grooms, and their families. Moreover, this sentiment not only benefits Bijou's and our clients, but also supports the local farming industry and ensures that these men and women have returning customers who see the importance of their hard work and dedication to the community. When you buy from Bijou’s, you’re guaranteed to get the best of the best, not only from our kitchen, but also from the gardens and fields around Page County and the Shenandoah Valley.