Welcome to Fall Line Farms & Local Roots!
The Center for Rural Culture's Fall Line Farms and Local Roots is designed to connect family owned and operated farms and businesses with customers in search of local food year round. It's Richmond Virginia's non-profit online farmers market!
If you are new to us and would like to give us a try, use the Membership Code: "ONE_month_free" We are real people supporting real local Producers all within 100 miles of Richmond. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call 804-878-2166.
Verde Natural Florals
Trails End Farm
Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens
Night Sky Farm
Misty Morning Sunrise Farm
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Liberty Tree Farm
Goats R Us
Forrest Green Farm
Elk Island Produce
Deer Run Farm
OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES
Wild Earth Farms
Three Hens Candle Co
Honey's Homemade Stuff
Hobby Hill Farm Fresh
Great Harvest Bread Co
Good Health Herbs
Cumberland Middle School
Black Hand Coffee Co
A Local Pie Company
Misty Morning Sunrise Farm
Located in the heart of rural excellence in Dinwiddie County, three generations of our family manage 42 acres of pasturage and woodlands.
We operate a farm and apiary, caring for pasture-raised goats, chickens and bees, providing our community with pastured eggs and poultry, baked goods, dairy, meat and local raw honey through food co-ops (as y'all know!) and farmers markets. In addition, we raise heirloom (non-hybrid; reproducing) vegetables and fruit.
Our goal is to be good stewards of the renewable resources which we manage, learning and implementing new ways to conserve water, recycle waste and add to the nutrient base of the soil.
This past month Misty Morning Sunrise Farm was certified as a Virginia Green Travel Partner. "Virginia Green" is Virginia’s program to encourage green practices throughout the state’s tourism industry. Businesses who practice recycling, waste reduction, the harnessing of solar power, along with energy and water conservation are certified and recognized as Virginia Green Travel Partners. We're pleased to be a part of this group of Virginia businesses who are committed to a sustainable future for our state and see it as a reflection of the goals we've strived to achieve since our farm was first founded.
It's our passion to educate Virginia communities about the importance of healthy eating and living, and why it's vital for everyone to source their food locally and support the family farms and businesses in their community.
We bring people out to our farm for guided tours, educational classes and field trips, as well as free educational events throughout the year. There's an abundance of things to learn for all age groups. Whether it's learning the best composting techniques for your garden, the basics of animal caregiving, how to equip a mobile chicken coop with solar powered automated systems (lighting, security alerts, door operation, etc.), or how to bake a perfect loaf of challah bread, we believe that there's something for everyone to learn at our farm.
As a way to truly immerse our guests in country living, this spring we began offering a Farm Stay opportunity for those who want to experience what it's like to live and work on a sustainable farm. Guests pitch their tents (or campers) in the woods and fields in the heart of our property and are able to interact with our goats, chickens and honeybees, learning about how we maintain our farm and work toward total sustainability.
Over the years that we've offered our produce through Fall Line Farms & Local Roots co-op, we've had the opportunity to meet many of our customers personally, as well as network with the other farmers in our co-op family. We're blessed to call many of you our friends now and are thankful to be a part of such a caring community with so many common goals.
Our hope is that y'all, our co-op family, will come visit our farm and learn something new! Our website and Facebook page list our upcoming events and classes, as well as information about how you can come camp on our farm. Even if you just drop by for a quick visit and to say hello, we'd be thrilled to see you.
We thank you for your continued business and friendship through FLF&LR, and we hope to see y'all at our farm soon!
Daniel and Nava Thomson
About Fall Line Farms & Local Roots
New Customers -- Try us with a one month free membership: use the promotion code "ONE_Month_Free"
Fall Line Farms & Local Roots is a non-profit online farmers market in Central Virginia. We are a producers' co-op of small family farms and local businesses providing fresh local food year round to our members.
As a member you order when you want - there is no requirement to order every week. You shop by the item and there is NO MINIMUM ORDER. With one order and one payment, you are able to order directly from 40+ producers.
Our farmers share with you details about their products and their practices so you can make the best decisions for your family's health and nutrition needs. Completely transparent, you will know exactly where your food is coming from and are encouraged to contact your farmers directly with questions.
How Fall Line Farms & Local Roots Works
Each week our producers post the products they have available, setting their own prices, uploading their own descriptions and photos. You can read about their farming practices and contact them directly with questions.
Using our Buying Pages, you shop online with us any time between Friday at noon to Monday at midnight. You pay for your order online and then pick it up on the following Thursday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00 pm at one of our Richmond area pickup locations.
Orders are delivered fresh, straight from the farms on Thursdays. Our producers share in the delivery process and we rely on volunteers to sort the orders at the pickup locations. This cooperative system allows us to keep delivery costs down to a minimum meaning more money goes back to the producers.
How we are different
Fall Line Farms and Local Roots opened in the fall of 2008 with one goal in mind, to help small farms through the challenging season ahead. Since then, we have grown and developed but never wavered from this basic focus.
Our innovative online buying program allows small farms to sell their products as they come available at a competitive fair price that is set by them.
There is no minimum supply required for them to sell, allowing very small start up farms to grow and expand into a larger marketplace. We like to think of ourselves as an incubator for small sustainable farms.
Because our producers share in the delivery, we are able to keep our costs low. That means more money goes back to the farms.
We are not a reseller. When you order you are buying directly from the producers in our market.