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!

Give us a try! Use the Promotion Code "one_month_free" for one month of free membership.

Order what you want
Shop by the item
with no minimum order

Order when you want
Shop as often
or as little as you like

Order from the farms you want
Shop directly from individual farms
with no substitutions

Thank you for supporting our local producers!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call 804-878-2166.

Our Producers

Verde Natural Florals
Village Garden
Trails End Farm
Thistledowne Farm
The Freckled Farm Soap Company
Rockcastle Farm
Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens
Peacemeal Farm
Night Sky Farm
Owl Orchard
Misty Morning Sunrise Farm
Mickey&Ann's Farmette
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Liberty Tree Farm
Lar-Lyn Farms
Grassbelly Farm
Goats R Us
Forrest Green Farm
Elk Island Produce
Dragonfly Farm
Deer Run Farm
Cypress Grove Farm
Burkeville-Waverly Farms
Brookview Farm
Broadfork Farm
Aynsley + Cp
Authenticity Farms

Zen Beekeeping
X-actly Wright Seafood
Woodson's Mill
Wild Earth Fermentation
Vegtabowl Foods
Truly Scrumptious
Three Hens Candle Co
Steve’s Succulents
Salsas Don Sebastian
Honey's Homemade Stuff
Great Harvest Bread Co
The Green Kitchen
Good Health Herbs
Farmstead Ferments
Cumberland Middle School
Black Hand Coffee Co
A Local Pie Company

Wedding Bells at River City Bakery--And a Honeymoon "Heads-Up"

You've come to know River City Bakery for its delicious assortment of pastries,
cakes, cookies, brownies, and cinnamon rolls.And just look at this delectable carrot cake.It's as beautiful as it is tasty--a real piece of culinary art!

But there's something else sweet about Colleen Geyer this week:She'll she'll soon be tying the knot! (Colleen is the French-trained pastry chef at the helm of River City Bakery. She's also a member of the Agriberry family.)

Colleen will be on her honeymoon soon, but she wanted to make sure thatwe have plenty of notice so that we can order our Easter goodies ahead of time and freeze them.

So here's the heads-up: fresh, delectable baked goods from River City Bakery
will be available for the next two order dates (3/28 and April 4).Regular business will resume for the May 2 pickup date.

Colleen notes that most of her terrific, tasty baked goods freeze well, and that the carrot cake works particularly well for this.

Bon voyage to Colleen and bon appétit to all of us!

About Fall Line Farms & Local Roots

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.

Passionate About Animals: Burkeville-Waverly Farms

At Fall Line Farms and Local Roots, we care deeply about the quality of the products we offer.That's why we choose producers who share our goal of bringing you food that you can trust.Burkeville-Waverly Farms is a great example.Did you know that they are a family farm with a 100-year history? Or that they are designated Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW)?

According to the AGW, this designation is earned through yearly audits of the farm's practices and is "the only label that guarantees animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives on an independent farm using truly sustainable, high-welfare farming practices."

If you're curious to learn more, visit their website to schedule a farm visit or to stay overnight in their lovely accomodations. And click on the picture above to see all of the great selections from Burkeville-Waverly Farms!

FLF&LR Welcomes a New Producer: My Empanada

We're very excited to welcome My Empanada to the Fall Line Farms and Local Roots list of producers. Their flaky, delicious handmade empanadas come frozen--three to a package. Perfect for a quick but homemade dinner!

Claudia Urrea, one of the owners, says this: "We grew up in Colombia, South America where there were as many empanada vendors as there are burger joints in the United States. Empanadas are the classic street food in Latin America. After many adventures in the food business world, last year my husband and I decided to focus specifically on empanadas and bring to Richmond some of the many flavors and culinary secrets of our Latin culture."

Looking for something a little different? Try this little taste of South America, handmade with love right here in Virginia.

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.