Nourish Vendor of the Month: Valley Green Naturals

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Valley Green Naturals is a small business manufacturer of over 30 skin, hair and body care products that are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and petrochemicals. With its manufacturing operations located in the pastoral foothills of Virginia’s historic Piedmont, all Valley Green Naturals products are blended, bottled, labeled and shipped ‘fresh off the farm.’ 

Shortly after 9/11, Cindy and Art DeVore left suburban-city-living near Washington, D.C. and moved their family to the Northern Virginia countryside.  They indulged their desire to be more self-sustaining and began growing their own vegetables, raising chickens and enjoying life on a small hobby farm.  After Art purchased a home soap-making kit, they began experimenting with natural soap recipes using garden-grown and locally sourced botanicals and honey.  They sold the soaps locally and found that they were a huge hit.

Since the company’s official launch in 2009, the Valley Green Naturals line has entered into national distribution channels and continues to expand its brand recognition with pure ingredients and superior products.

A company that operates with a sense of higher social and ecological purposes, Valley Green Naturals is a financial contributor to local community organizations. The company also supports staff volunteerism. Employees receive up to 40 hours per year of paid time off for service work in the community or surrounding areas, stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Washington, D.C.

Valley Green Naturals and its products have been featured in Entrepreneur and Washingtonian Magazines, Health Journal, on AOL’s StyleList, the New York Examiner, and a variety of other media outlets.