Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Local CSAs and Farm Clubs

CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a great way to support local farms. All CSAs work differently but usually you pay an annual fee to join and then a weekly fee for your fresh produce (and now more options like bread, eggs, milk and more.) Some farms use a 'debit' system so that you can shop at the market money-free...others deliver right to your doorstep. Check out the Wikipedia article on CSAs for more information!

Ready to join, or just doing research for next year? Here are some of the CSAs in the Richmond area...
Amy's Garden - Produce and fresh flowers May through September. Pick up at South of the James and Byrd House Markets.

Ault's Family Farm - Meat, eggs and honey located in Pamplin. VA. Pick up shares at South of the James and Manakin Markets.
Avery's Branch Farm- Local farm producing meat, eggs, produce and raw milk.

Faith Farm - Meat, Eggs, Honey, Butter, Pasta, Goat Cheese and more. Located and hour west of Richmond, pick up shares at Byrd House and South of the James Markets.

Frog Bottom Farm - Produce, Eggs. Located in Appomattax County, pick up at St. Stephen's Farmers Market.
Tuckahoe Lamb and Cattle Co.- ( Formerly Tuckahoe Plantation) a range of meats including lamb, beef, pork, rabbit and chicken as well as eggs. Whole, half, and egg only shares available. Raw Milk shares also available.
Victory Farms - Produce and Flowers grown on a local farm in Hanover VA. Weekly pickup at Byrd House and South of the James Markets.

Farm Clubs
These companies all work a little differently to bring local products to RVA. Find one that suits you, and eat local all year long!
AgriBerry - Large variety of fresh fruit supplied May through November. Many pick up locations including Byrd House, Lakeside, West End, Whole Foods, Monument Ave and more.
Dominion Harvest - Produce, Eggs, Cheese and Meat delivered to your home May trough November.
The Farm Table - Locally run home delivery CSA offering produce, bread and eggs April through November.
 Farm to Family- Delivery and pickup options for pastured meat, eggs, produce, bread and dairy
Fall Line Farms - On-line year round co-op of local producers. Produce, Meat, Bread, Prepared Foods, Pasta, Honey, Body Products and More. Weekly pick up locations in several major Richmond neighborhoods.
Local Roots Food Co-Op-The Center For Rural Culture's branch of Lulu's Local Foods.  Like Fall Line Farms, but serving the Goochland, Powhatan, and Eastern Hanover areas with pick ups on Thursday evenings.

Horse and Buggy Produce - Produce, Fruit, Meat, Eggs, Dairy and Bread from local Virginia farms. No commitment and home/office delivery available. Weekly pick-ups at the Weinstein JCC.
Rural Virginia Market - Combines products from a handful of our areas best producers. Meat, honey, produce, eggs.3 seasons of CSA including Winter. 

Off The Vine Market- On-line purchase for Virginia and Regional farm products. 
Arganica Farm Club - Based in DC, this large farm club is now serving the Richmond area. A year round delivery service brings you everything from local produce, eggs and milk to wine, cheese and ice cream.

If your CSA or farm club is not listed here, please let us know!

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