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Farmer's Markets in Richmond

Style Weekly recently featured local markets, along with recommendations for good eats at the various locales.

  • Farm to Family: Feeding the community one stop at a time
    Farm to Family is a mobile micro farmers market on wheels.
  • St. Stephen's Farmer's Market
    "In keeping with our commitment to environmental stewardship, St. Stephen's Church hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday, May through October, from 8 a.m. until noon."
  • West End Farmer's Market
    "The West End Farmers Market was established in 2009 to bring the residents of Henrico County and the local farmers together for a true "farm to family" experience. Our mission is to encourage the community to buy locally grown, seasonal items and help sustain our farms! At our "producers only" market, you'll only find home-grown, home-made items!"
  • Lakeside Farmer's Market
    Lakeside Farmers' Market (located at 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond/Henrico Va. 23228, one block South of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden) offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods.
    Wednesday 8AM til Noon and 3PM til 7PM and Saturday 8AM til noon, May through November.
  • Chester Farmers Market
    Located on the Village Green
    Centre Street & Village Green Drive
    Chester, Virginia
    Call 748-9650 for information
    Hours: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. May thru Oct.
  • South of the James Market
    @ Forest Hill Park
    Forest Hill Ave & 42nd Street
    Saturdays from 8 am - 12 pm
    May 1, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Relay Foods

Relay is the online grocery store where you’ll find stuff you need from the best local stores, restaurants, and farms from right in your own neighborhood. We’ve partnered with folks you already know to provide all your grocery shopping needs—from basics, to specialty foods, to local produce, to… you name it! Learn how we do it.

Richmond Local Foods News and Events

Slow Foods RVA - http://www.slowfoodrva.org/about/

"Slow Food RVa is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization which works collaboratively to champion the local foods of central Virginia and their sources, producers and historical traditions.   We welcome volunteers of all ages, skills and backgrounds to join us in developing and staging our programs."

      

    Local Farms and CSA's

     

    Rural Virginia Market

    • Victory Farms
      Fresh, Local, Unconventional Vegetables right here in Richmond!
      Victory Farms, Inc. is a family-run, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Hanover, Virginia. Owner/Operator Charlie Collins has been farming for a living since 1994. With a degree in Botany, he has spent years developing methods for growing fine-quality produce on a small urban farm. The five acres of land are compost-fed and pesticides are never used. Artisanally grown produce is hand-harvested and tended to daily by Charlie himse
    • Dominion Harvest
      Local produce, home delivered.
      Dominion Harvest delivers fresh seasonal produce from local sustainable farms to your home.
    • Agriberry: Create a taste for life
      Do you love berries, or at least interested in trying more local berries as a healthy choice you can gift to yourself and family? Let the Agriberry adventure in a wonderful wellness lifestyle begin...
      Planted in 2009, Agriberry Farm in nearby Hanover County is a new berry farm to the Richmond VA area.
    • Fall Line Farms
      Fall Line Farms is an on-line farm to family Co-op program designed to connect family owned and operated farms in the central Virginia area with customers in search of local food year round. Fall Line Farms represents more than 75 local farms and businesses serving the falls of the James region.

      The program works on a weekly buying cycle with orders opening Friday evening and closing Monday evening. Pick up at one of our convenient Richmond area locations is always on Thursday afternoon
     

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    Local Farm Organizations

    • Local Harvest
      "Real Food. Real Farmers. Real Community." Search for local farmer's markets, farms and CSA's by zip code, region or state.
    • Tricycle Gardens
      Over the last eight years Tricycle Gardens has come to represent a nitty gritty entity in Richmond, one willing to commit to improving the health of inner city neighborhoods through food production, one willing to advocate at city and state levels for sound agricultural and ecological policy and one willing to use food as a way to improve our shared civic spaces.
    • GrowRVA
      GrowRVA (formerly The Market Umbrella) operates European Style markets in the Richmond, Virginia area. The markets provide the community with quality local, home-made, home-grown and hand-made products, encouraging people to buy local and support farmers and artisans.
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