There’s just something about local produce that makes it look and taste better. And when you buy it straight from the person who grew it, you know it’s as fresh as possible and that it was grown responsibly. You’ll find that many local markets carry organic produce and meats.
What’s more, by buying straight from the grower/producer of food products, you cut out the middle man and that can mean savings for you. The Richmond area offers many weekly outdoor farmers markets where these individual vendors sell their produce, meats, and many other products.
Be sure and visit the Virginia Grown website for the most current list of farmer’s markets and confirm dates, locations, and times since they may change from season to season.