Local Food Links

Below are links to organizations working to improve Richmond's local food system as well as some useful local blogs featuring seasonal eating.



Back to the Market

Most up to date listing of Richmond area farmers markets from the Capital Area Farmers Market Association.


RVA Food Collaborative

RVA Food Collaborative is a forum for communication, collaboration and collective thought on food system issues in the Richmond region.


Slow Food Rva

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.


Tricycle Gardens
The goal of Tricycle Gardens is to transform abandoned, overgrown urban lots into sources of food and opportunities for economic development in low income neighborhoods.


Virginia Association for Biological Farming
The primary organization in the state of Virginia concerned with organic and biological farming and gardening.


Virginia Farmers Market Association

Association that supports the educational needs of market managers in Virginia.


Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association
Provides an organization and environment that encourages and promotes the growth of farm direct marketing.


Virginia Farmers Market Association
Enhancing the effectiveness of market managers throughout the Commonwealth.


Virginia Food System Council
Working to advance a nutrient-rich and safe food system for Virginians at all income levels, with an emphasis on access to local food, successful linkages between food producers and consumers, and a healthy viable future for Virginia’s farmers and farmland.


Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Documentary Project
Photographically documents sustainable farming, from preparing the soil to the delivery of food to market. The photography tells the entire story of sustainable farming–the food, faces, bodies, land and equipment.


Area Local Food Blogs & More
So many great food writers in Richmond, VA area, this is just a sampling…


My name is Tim Vidra and I was born hungry. E.A.T. is about supporting local business, sourcing local products, eating locally, and eating well.  Where is local?  Local is where you are.  So you will not only hear about happenings in Richmond, Virginia – but you will also hear about things I see other people doing, eating, or creating locally in their community that I find delicious.

A blog dedicated to culinary and epicurean musings.


Homeplace Earth
I live with my husband in Ashland, VA. As a permaculture educator specializing in sustainable food production, I am passionate about helping people develop skills to live lightly in this world. As a result, I founded Homeplace Earth and, with the help of our filmaker son, Luke Conner, have produced two videos which are available through our website www.HomeplaceEarth.com.


River City Good Eats
Eating Well with the Seasons in Richmond Virginia


River City Food and Wine
Random commentary about food, wine, and restaurants in and around the Richmond, Virginia area and beyond.



My name is Lauren and I write about my adventures in the kitchen. veg:ology is a blog about trying new things. Thanks for stopping by!




Real Richmond Food Tours & More
Introduces visitors and residents alike to Richmond’s cuisine scene on 2.5 hour walking tours that pop into five authentic, locally-owned restaurants for samples and chef/owner chat in cool, quirky, and historic neighborhoods.