Though Smith Mountain Lake is tucked away in the sanctuary of the Blue Ridge Mountains, untouched by big city traffic and noise, the community is not closed off from the latest health and wellness trends popular across the nation and world. In fact, SML residents are keen on being at the forefront of knowledge and resources that will benefit them and their entire family.
Clean eating and local buying are two popular trends in the United States and at Smith Mountain Lake. Many lake locals appreciate the option to buy organic or naturally produced foods right in the community, both for convenience and to support the prominent agricultural scene.
Both grocery businesses and neighborhood farmers are meeting the need for environmentally-friendly, natural food every day. Just a few miles in almost any direction is a farm stand selling fresh produce grown on site or close by. Pasture-raised meat is readily available at several farms. Grocery stores have considerable organic sections, ever growing and expanding. For special diet needs such as gluten-free or vegan items, shoppers can find many options within the SML community or a thorough selection at specialty stores in the neighboring cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg.