Looking to Eat Local, Buy Local in Virginia!

Buy Fresh, Buy Local VirginiaThe website is hosted by the Piedmont Environmental Council. Buy Fresh Buy Local helps consumers find local Virginia products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions. – www.buylocalvirginia.org

Farm Foody – is a social networking site connecting people to farms and gardens. – www.farmfoody.org

Local Dirt – Local Dirt is a national website for listing, selling, and buying local.  – www.localdirt.com

Local Harvest – The Local Harvest website is designed to hep consumers  find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. – www.localharvest.org

Real Time Farms – Real Time Farms allows you to see your food, learn how it was grown and visualize the journey it took to reach your table so you know where your food came from! – www.realtimefarms.com

Rural Bounty – The website serves the U.S. and Canada with listings on ways to discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that rural countrysides have to offer! –  www.ruralbounty.com

Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local – In 2007, Virginia Cooperative Extension  worked closely with local farmers, organizations, and partners to launch the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter.  Buy Fresh Buy Local is a nationally recognized consumer education and outreach effort of the Food Routes Network.  The overarching goal of Buy Fresh Buy Local is to give greater visibility to local farming operations and make it possible for residents and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley to buy more locally grown food. Additionally, the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local educates the community about the economic, social and environmental benefits of readily accessible local foods. – www.buylocalshenvalley.org

Virginia Grown – The Virginia Grown program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is a marketing tool promoting fresh, local products to consumers and has a proven tract record for increasing visibility, developing additional media attention and enhancing marketing opportunities for Virginia Grown products. – www.vdacs.virginia.gov/vagrown/index.shtml

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