Virginia has numerous regional food directories that list producers, farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, grocers, and restaurants that support Virginia-grown food.
Charlottesville Buy Fresh Buy Local, provided by the Piedmont Environmental Council, includes the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson Counties.
Chesapeake Bay Region
Fredericksburg Area Buy Fresh Buy Local, provided by Quinrivers, includes Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George counties, and Westmoreland as well as the City of Fredericksburg.
Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore Region
Hampton Roads Buy Fresh Buy Local includes the Cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Isle of Wight and Surry Counties, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Loudoun County Buy Fresh Buy Local – Provided by Piedmont Environmental Council, includes Loudoun County.
Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh Buy Local – Provided by PEC. Northern Piedmont guides include Madison, Orange, Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Fauquier Counties.
Northern Virginia Buy Fresh Buy Local – Sponsored by Inova Health System, includes the City of Fairfax, City of Alexandria, and Arlington and Fairfax Counties.
Rappahannock Natural Foods Cooperative – A small farmers’ coop supplies customers in the Washington DC area to shop at one location for all their local and natural farm products from a reliable source . They guarantee their products as being locally produced and humanely and locally processed.
Richmond Buy Fresh Buy Local – Provided by the Center for Rural Culture, Richmond area guides include the City of Richmond, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan Counties.
Roanoke/New River Valley Region
Franklin County Fresh Foods offers the Land Between the Lakes Local Food & Gardening Guide – Identifying producers and stores carrying local food in Franklin County and the surrounding area.
New River Valley Local Food Directory provides detailed information on producers, restaurants, farms, and grocers serving the New River Valley and surrounding area.
Southwest Virginia Fresh (SO Fresh) is a community organization in Pulaski County established to enhance the local food economy. We have developed a promoting producers throughout southwest Virginia.
Roanoke Valley Locavore Directory lists producers, farms, farmers markets and retail outlets within 100 miles of the City of Roanoke.
Shenandoah Valley Region
Buy Fresh, Buy Local Shenandoah Valley Cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Buena Vista, Winchester, and Lexington, as well as Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah, Clarke, Frederick, and Warren Counties.
South Centre Corridor Buy Fresh Buy Local – The new South Centre Corridors Chapter covers Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Southampton, and Sussex counties as well as the cities of Hopewell and Petersburg.
Virginia Grown has a website that you can search for markets by region, zipcode and product.
Appalachian Sustainable Development – Connects southwest Virginia producers with southwest Virginia markets. Their local food guidecovers a significant portion of southwest Virginia along with northeastern Tennessee.
You can also use the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Guide and Virginia Grown to search regionally for dairy, eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, produce, and wine, as well as by category (Catering, CSA’s, Farmers’ Markets, Grocers/Co-ops, Orchards, Restaurants/Bakeries, Specialty Products and U-Pick).
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