Author Archives: Mary Delicate

About Mary Delicate

Local food fan, cybrarian and music lover living gluten-free in Richmond, VA.

Meet Your Artisan: La Bella Vita Bakery

New to The South of the James Market this year is La Bella Vita Bakery owned by Adam, Andrew and Steven Serafim. This small-scale Ashland bakery specializes in artisan breads and desserts made with high quality ingredients. Their emphasis on local … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Pro Tips, the SOJ edition

Some of our customers have been shopping at the South of the James Market since it’s first weeks. They often share tips that help them get the most out of their shopping trips. And we listen. Below is a list we’ve assembled along … Continue reading

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Meet Your Artisan: Balm of the Earth

Elizabeth and Elisha Somerville have been gaining fans at the South of the James Market this year with their homesteader herbal salve, Trailblazer Jewelweed Liniment (great for poison ivy!) and other natural skincare products. Read on for a little insight into … Continue reading

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Meet Your Artisan: Flower Child

Goochland-based Flower Child specializes in (extremely popular!) small-batch granola, baked goods and handmade, organic soap and body care. Owner Tonia Wyatt took a few minutes away from baking to share a little more about herself and her business. –When & how did … Continue reading

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GrowRVA Weekend Update

It’s another weekend of fun in RVA! TONIGHT: First Fridays – New Location! Due to last week’s holiday, we’re celebrating First Fridays on a Second Friday. We’re also making one more change …. Our Market at First Fridays is moving … Continue reading

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A Farmer’s Life – Still Life Competition

Saturday, you may have seen RVA Has Talent’s Still Life Competition underway at the South of the James Market. This RVA Has Talent contest aims to bring together Richmond’s visual artists, nonprofits & market vendors through a community-wide campaign that embraces … Continue reading

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Meet Your Artisan: Dixie Pots Clayworks

Potter Tamurlaine Dixie McLean Melby of Dixie Pots Clayworks joins us tomorrow at the South of the James Market. She creates functional, hand-thrown pieces for everyday use. She works to make each piece unique and eye-catching through a combination of techniques, … Continue reading

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Get a True Taste of Summer at the Midlothian Mines Farmers Market

Celebrate the official first day of summer this Saturday at a place where Virginia’s summer bounty is officially on display … a local farmers market! Midlothian residents don’t have to travel far for farm fresh food. GrowRVA’s Midlothian Mines Farmers … Continue reading

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Fun for the weekend

We Richmonders love our outdoor events, especially this time of year before it gets too horribly hot. Every week during spring and early summer there are many fun events from which to choose. This week is no exception! RVA First … Continue reading

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New to the Markets Part 2

Six businesses new to the GrowRVA markets! Byrd Farm Goochland County Family owned and operated USDA Certified Organic vegetables, strawberries, flowers and herbs. We also offer pasture raised poultry and eggs from happy hens, as well as handcrafted preserves made … Continue reading

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