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.
Verde Natural Florals
Trails End Farm
The Freckled Farm Soap Company
Rain or Shine Greenhouse Gardens
Misty Morning Sunrise Farm
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Goats R Us
Forrest Green Farm
delli Carpini Farm
Cypress Grove Farm
Commonwealth Market Growers
Aynsley + Co
OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES
X-actly Wright Seafood
Wild Earth Fermentation
Three Hens Candle Co
Salsas Don Sebastian
Honey's Homemade Stuff
Great Harvest Bread Co
The Green Kitchen
Good Health Herbs
Curds and Whey
Cumberland Middle School
Black Hand Coffee Co
7 Muffins A Day
About Fall Line Farms & Local Roots
Fall Line Farms & Local Roots is a non-profit online farmers market serving Richmond and Central Virginia. We work to ensure that you receive the freshest, most delicious food possible, directly from the hands that grew or made it. We also carry a few items for personal care and some staples like good olive oil and dried beans--but in each case, your purchases support a small local business.
You can choose a pickup location that's convenient to work or home. You can also choose when you shop--the buying pages are open from noon on Fridays to midnight on Mondays. Purchase only what you want and need. There are no minimum orders, and you son't even have to order each week. Just choose what you like from over 40 producers, and put it in your cart!
Our farmers share details about their products and their practices right here on the buying pages, so you can make informed decisions about what you purchase. Because we work to be transparent, you'll know exactly where your food is coming from. Questions? We encourage you to contact your farmers and producers directly and ask!
Your purchase, however small, makes a big difference! Our parent organization, the Center for Rural Culture, works to ensure that regional small farms flourish, keeping rural jobs and culture secure and vibrant. Fall Line Farms and Local Roots plays an important part in that mission. Farmers and staff work cooperatively to keep costs down. We run on a part-time staff with the aid of dedicated volunteers. And we thank you, our members, for making it possible for us to participate in building a sustainable local food system.
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.
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.