Local Food Links

Organizations   Food Blogs   Places


Buy Fresh Buy Local
Buy Fresh Buy Local helps consumers find local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions.

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

Virginia Farmers Market Managers 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.

What’s Cooking Richmond is a non-profit dedicated to providing information on foods that heal and sustain. This organization offers informational cooking classes, support groups, nutrition therapy, potlucks, a book study group and a monthly movie night. Come join the fun!

Area Local Food Blogs
So many great food bloggers 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.  I also throw in a few surprises from time to time. Like my Aha Moment.

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.

(Stephanie Ganz of Pizza Tonight) I’m a cook who became a business counselor after an enjoyable interlude in the non-profit world. I love farmer’s markets, food trucks, and anything pickled. I want to share recipes and inspire people.  I want to talk about food.  I live in Richmond, VA with my husband and baby, and I work here.

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.