FoodiO, located at 100 N. Railroad Avenue aims to empower people through food to create sustainable communities. Owner, Jamie Grant does this by providing access to fresh affordable food and the knowledge concerning it.
While the Ashland location opened in 2021, Jamie set out in 2015 to create a place for food lovers and food explorers alike when she started the farmers’ market location in Tappahannock. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Jamie saw the opportunity to expand her business in Ashland when the former Ashland Coffee and Tea became available.
“Ashland allows us to have a midpoint between the farm and the market that allows people to see our food and mission in action,” Jamie said.
The Ashland location is open Wednesday – Saturday from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm and serves up sustainable and homemade donuts, pastries, coffee, smoothies, and ice cream. Hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches and bowls are available on Friday and Saturday.