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
Producer of the Week: Grassbelly Farm
Grassbelly Farm is the result of a handful of friends who decided to try their hand at raising 25 Freedom Ranger chickens for meat roughly 8 years ago. Anthony and I so enjoyed the fruits of that labor that we would continue to raise chickens in larger numbers long after our friends had tired of the adventure. After a couple of years of running meat chickens through the back yard of our 1.25 acre suburban property we began to look into buying and building on a larger piece of land. In 2015 we moved into our dream house on roughly 20 acres in Powhatan county and immediately went from raising meat chickens to acquiring 100 laying hens, a beef herd, and a couple of pigs. Grassbelly Farm was officially born in January of 2016.
We, along with our four children, work together to raise healthy and delicious, non-GMO meats and eggs. All of our animals are rotated through pastures and woodlands kept free of chemical herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. We do not use hormones or antibiotics and seek out a natural, holistic approach to animal health care whenever possible. We began this venture as a way to insure that our children were receiving the best foods possible and to give them an opportunity to see from beginning to end the work and care that goes into raising their own food. We take very seriously the responsibility we have to provide a safe, nutritious product to our customers and we appreciate each of them. We are still a very small farm and committed to growing slowly so that we may enjoy the process and produce products that we can be proud of.
In an effort to spend more time enjoying the farm and our children who range in age from 1 to 13, we opted not to do traditional farmer's markets this year. Our products are available here, through Fall Line Farms & Local Roots or as direct sales from the farm. We are flexible with our business hours and not opposed to meeting customers whenever feasible.
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.