Author Archives: Mary Delicate

About Mary Delicate

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

Shoe Drive for Local Elementary School Children

Buy local, support local! As summer turns to fall, there are many children in our area who are in the need of shoes and socks. Please donate new shoes and/or socks at the FeedRVA booth at the South of the James … Continue reading

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Meet Your Artisan: Sirius Jewelry

Sirius Jewelry Terri  McMahon Find Sirius Jewelry at The Market at First Fridays and the South of the James Market. When & how did you get started? Three years ago I made one of my sisters a necklace for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Meet Your Artisan: Shakambhari Devi Herbs

In our Meet Your Artisan series, we let the vendors own words shine through. So without further ado, meet Gananatha Giri of Shakambhari Devi Herbs. Business Name Shakambhari Devi Herbs My name – Gananatha Giri –When & how did you … Continue reading

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Parking & Traffic at South of the James Market

Based on customer input and talking to parking strategists, we’ve evaluated the traffic situation at the South of the James Market and are implementing adjustments to make arriving and departing safer and more pleasant. This is a work in progress … Continue reading

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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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