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It’s time to take the winding roads out of the city and right into the arms of a fresh getaway on the coast of Virginia. Here in White Stone, you’ll discover adorable shops, gourmet markets, theater, and waterfront dining. Another bonus: the people! White Stone locals welcome everyone with open arms.

Here, our women-owned businesses shine. Each one offers a unique twist as they showcase the best of the River Realm’s bays, farms, rivers, and fun. Take a day trip to this small town, known for being a gateway to the River Realm. Bring home your finds to a cottage by the river to your abode in the city.

Where To Eat

Women Owned Restaurants in Middlesex County, VirginiaMiss Mary Seafood: Owner Lisa Rose comes from a long line of watermen. You’ll find nothing but freshness, high standards, and a love for the River Realm at Miss Mary Seafood. Order up fresh seafood to take home, including crabs, shrimp, oysters, and fish.

Out of the Oven Bakery: The husband and wife team behind this new eatery love to keep things sweet! Pick up freshly baked items, including sourdough bread, cannolis, eclairs, strudels, and sweet potato pies. We have to mention the cheesecake–locals swear it is the best around!

Dug in Farms:  Carolyn Quinn brings you the best in local veggies in this open air market.

Where to Shop

Women Owned Restaurants in White Stone, Virginia

August Table: Over the centuries, artisans from India passed down the art of block-printing fabrics using natural dyes with one-of-a-kind patterns. Here at August Table, we’ve partnered with Indian artists to bring you sensational handcrafted pieces on eco-friendly, mill-made cotton to create gracious tables in your own homes.

Country Cottage: Fudge and flowers–we like that combo! Taste your way through rich and creamy fudge, all homemade at Country Cottage with cream, butter, and other fine ingredients. You can also order up sucrose-free fudge for people with diabetes. Add a gorgeous bouquet, and you’ve got a gift that will make anyone smile. 

Dug In Farms: As a former lobbyist, Carolyn Quinn had a dream of being a farmer. She also, secretly, had dreams of connecting deeply to her community. From a modest beginning on a picnic table, to the premier outdoor market in Virginia’s Northern Neck, Dug In Farms has fulfilled Carolyn’s dream of farming and living a life filled with good food and even better friends.

Pointe Provisions: This gift shop carries unique gifts of all kinds, including aromatherapy items, educational children’s gifts, prints, and jewelry. Find the perfect gift to remember the river for your aunt, your sweetie, or yourself!

Pink Lemon:  Owner Annie Hudnall keeps this adorable shop full of home decor, clothing, and accessories. Pick up a candle to brighten up your home office or a handbag you can use every day.

Antique Outfitters: We know a thing or two about antiquing here in the River Realm! This gem should be on your hit list if you’re here on a treasure hunt.

Where to Get Party Supplies

River Party Company & Boutique: If you’re here to host, make sure you have the team at River Party on your map. They’ll have everything you need for wedding and event rentals as well as gifts.
Women Owned Businesses in Middlesex County, Virginia


Where to Work Out

BodyFit: No matter where you are, you need a place to help you take care of your body and mind. Ramona Darden opened up BodyFit for just that reason. The fitness studio is open 24/7 and offers exercise classes, personal training, and more. 



Share your Small Town Discoveries!

Market finds, fashion hauls, and party wins–we want to see what you discover here in the River Realm. Tag @virginiasriverrrealm in your photos and the local businesses you visited during your most recent trip!

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