PROTECTING THE PLACES & LAND YOU LOVE
PROTECTING THE PLACES & LAND YOU LOVE

COVID-19 may run local farmers out of business if we don’t come together to sustain their operations during times of economic uncertainty and beyond. 

Farmers already work on slim margins, and without above-and-beyond support from the public, many may lose their business or their land, threatening our region with economic divestment and food insecurity.

The good news is that many farmers and market operators are adapting to overcome challenges presented by COVID-19. We hope you will join us during this crisis to support farmers as they drive the local food economy while caring for our natural resources.

 

Below we’ve compiled a local food toolkit where you can buy local food, find farmers markets, and learn more about how land, food, and COVID-19 are all related.

Local Food Directory

To submit your offering to this directory, please email john@capitalregionland.org.

VENDOR OFFERINGS HOW TO BUY MARKET(S)
       
Agriberry fruits, jams, & oat bars Online Store

Lakeside

       
Lakside's Tiny Acre greens & vegetables Email Lakeside
       
Deer Run Farm  produce & plants Online Store Lakeside; Birdhouse
       
Bring Forth Urban Farm greens & microgreens Delivery Form Lakeside
       
Dayum Jam jams & pickles

Online Store

Lakeside
       
Great Harvest Bread Co. breads & pastries Online Store Lakeside; St. Stephen's
       
BroadFork Farm breads, plants, & salad mix Online Store St. Stephen's
       
Creighton Farm produce & seedlings Online Store St. Stephen's
       
Snyder Family Farm organic meats & eggs Online Store St. Stephen's
       
Hazel Witch Farms garlic, herbs, & teas Online Store Birdhouse
       
Meadow Acre Farms vegetables & greens Lulu's Food Birdhouse; Dorey Park
       

Amy's Garden

produce & cut flowers Online Store Birdhouse; South of the James
       
Black Creek Farm produce Online Store South of the James
       
Fall Line Farms non-profit CSA; variety of products Online Store N/A
       
Field of Dreams Farm local co-op & pop-up; variety of products Online Store N/A

Farmers Markets

NOTE: Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is extremely fluid, all markets and vendors are taking precautionary measures that may shift from week to week. Make sure you check with each market and vendor beforehand to get the latest on how they are taking orders or accepting visitors. Click here for a state-wide farmers market directory.

Lakeside Farmers Market

Lakeside Farmer's Market is open Saturdays 9AM-Noon, and Wednesdays 9am-2pm. The market is outside and allows for plenty of space between vendors. 

 

While attending the market, please approach vendors one person at a time to pick up your preorder. Stay six feet from the products and others visiting the market. 

 

Please call ahead to arrange SNAP purchases at 804-437-2475 or ask the vendor for assistance. 

 

View Facebook Page // View in Google Maps

St. Stephen's Farmers Market

St. Stephen's Farmer's Market is open Saturdays 9am-12pm. Customers should limit themselves to one person per booth while those in line wait six feet away. 

 

The market is still not a place to linger. Please get what you need and go home, so all may shop safely. If possible, send one person per household for pickup. 

 

NO pets at the market until further notice.

 

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View Website

View in Google Maps

South of the James Farmers Market

South of the James Farmer's Market is open Saturdays in Bryan Park. Drive-thru hours will be 8am to 9:45 a.m., followed by a walk-in service from 10 a.m. to noon. Market hours may change going forward.

 

For drive-thru service, visitors need to preorder by contacting vendors directly. A list of vendors is on the market's Facebook page, below. Visitors are required to wear face masksand should shop individually. Children and dogs not allowed.

 

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Birdhouse Farmers Market

Birdhouse Farmers Market runs May - November / Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:30 pm.

 

Walk-up style market with rigorous social distancing protocols in place. Please do not linger during your shopping trip and please you leave your pets at home.⁠ Shoppers are strongly encouraged to pre-order.

SNAP customers are welcome, and SNAP discounts (50%) are available for fruits and vegetables. 

 

Shop Online

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Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market is open year-round every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at The Great Big Greenhouse and Nursery. 

 

The market offers Virginia-grown produce, Virginia-made products from local artisans, pasture-raised beef, pork, seafood, and eggs. 

 

 

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View in Google Maps

Dorey Park Farmers Market

Dorey Park Farmers Market invites online shopping starting Sundays at noon through Wednesdays at midnight. Customers can pick up their orders at Dorey Park 9am-11am or Patriots Landing 10am-11am on Saturday mornings.  


"Pickups are drive through, no fuss, no touch."

 

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View Facebook Page

View in Google Maps

West End Farmers Market

West End Farmers Market is open Saturdays 9am - Noon. According to their website, they are the only farmer-owned market in Virginia. You can find their vendor list on their newsletter, which is posted on their website and Facebook.

Located at The Lawn at Gayton Centre on the corner of Ridgefield & Gayton Roads by Ollie's Discount Market.

 

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View Facebook Page

View in Google Maps

 

Do you have a favorite farmers market?

Cast your vote in the 12th Annual Farmers Market Celebration to help select the most cherished market in the country! In doing so, you give farmers and market operators the chance to take home a $1,000 cash prize while bringing publicity and attention to producers across the nation. 

 

The contest ends September 20th! View and vote in the contest here: 2020 Farmers Market Celebration.

Join Us!

Want to help spread the word about this page? Share a flier and this site's URL with your friends and networks to help them keep farmers afloat.

You can download the thumbnails below — click photo, right click, save image. 

Additional Resources

Farmers Market Directory

from Virginia Farmer's Market Association

Local Non-Profit CSA

from Fall Line Farms

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Directory

from VA Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

For Farmers: COVID-19 Resource Guides and Webinars

from National Young Farmers Coalition

In the Press

Partners and Allies — Thank You!

 

 

Note: This directory and toolkit is intended to help spread the word about local food offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not an advertisement, nor is it an exhaustive collection of local producers or vendors. We encourage you to add your offering or provide feedback to this page by emailing john@capitalregionland.org.

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