Do you know anyone who seems to have endless energy and drive, who consistently follows her passion no matter the hard work, creativity and pivoting required? That is a good description of Sharon Munyak of Hobby Hill Farm Fresh. She is a woman of many talents who never sees barriers, only opportunities to grow.
Sharon possesses a real love of horses that can be traced back to her childhood days in 4H. She immersed herself personally and professionally in this passion and established a career in retail selling horse supplies. Her interest in leather goods was sparked so she delved into manufacturing purses and totebags and sold her products in local farmer markets. This warm, encouraging and lively venue led her to exploring her culinary talents. She added homemade breads, jams, and candy to her line-up of products at her booth.
Sharon was so successful that she soon needed to rent commercial kitchen space, where she got to work adding specialty pretzels and cheeses to her offerings. Through her culinary journey she has partnered with wonderful farms, like Agriberry and Thistledown, to ensure the majority of her ingredients are from local producers. Some are even sourced from her own 1-acre garden at home!
Five years ago Sharon was ready to take the next step and opened up her own store in Powhatan. Located conveniently on Anderson Highway, Hobby Hill Farm Fresh provides a welcoming community vibe where you can meet so many of your needs! You can dine in or grab take-out from a menu that changes daily, enjoy afternoon tea, or pick up a treat or pre-ordered dessert for a special occasion. You can also shop for all sorts of goods and gifts including her beloved products for horses (like cooling vests and fly whisps), leather handbags, and so much more.
Sharon offers a variety of culinary classes focused on how to make artisan breads, French pastries, different cheeses, her famous cinnamon and bourbon buns, gluten free baked goods and more! You can also learn about canning, preserving, and decorating cakes and holiday cookies. Sharon has had to shift amidst the pandemic like the rest of us, so many are offered online or in socially distanced small groups with a reservation.
Hobby Hill is known for countless tasty treats but customers really rave about Sharon’s signature pretzels! Check out these flavor combinations on the RVAg Marketplace: sundried tomato and basil, rosemary and salt, jalapeno and cheddar, and asiago! Butter and salt pretzel rolls are available too! Customers also appreciate their thoughtful offerings for special diets like gluten-free brownies and keto almond joy bites and PB & J fat bombs!
Holiday shopping is simple with their holiday candy box of smooth buttery toffee with rich dark chocolate. Peppermint chocolate bark, cake pops, and biscotti would please everyone on your list! Their cranberry scones with chocolate and apple bread with cinnamon topping are great for Christmas morning. Enjoy their yeast rolls with Christmas dinner and their cheesecake cupcakes or cherry almond ricotta cookies for dessert! It feels good anytime of the year to support a local small business owner like Sharon Munyak of Hobby Hill Farm Fresh!