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Cultivate Charlottesville: Big Impact of Small Spaces

"Charlottesville is a phenomenal foodie place: the restaurants are gourmet, there’s the wineries, the farms around...we’re very very lucky and well-resourced,” Cultivate Charlottesville’s Outreach and Resource Program Director Aleen Carey said. “But Charlottesville is not a food equity city.” Cultivate…

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Hidden Creek Farm

"Our focus is to provide highly nutrient-dense, pure, clean food to our customers by including humans in an ecosystem of regenerative health,” say Andrea and Dendy Young of Hidden Creek Farm in Delaplaine, Va. Since 2015, their agricultural operation in…

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Gathering Springs Farm

Pam Jones and Sarah Waybright met in 2017 while working at Potomac Vegetable Farm, where they quickly bonded over a shared passion for fresh, nutritious food. Pam, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist in rowing, knew that fueling herself with high-quality,…

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Between the Hills Kitchen

Chef Reid Badger and his wife, Alison, have always believed in the connection between food and community. It is no coincidence that they have created a small catering kitchen nestled “between the hills” of their farmette where they live with…

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Get Listed in 2023-2024 Buy Fresh Buy Local Guides

Calling all local farmers and business owners: The Piedmont Environmental Council is working on completing its 2023-2024 Buy Fresh Buy Local guides to be printed and mailed to 300,000+ households at the end of April this year. See the 2021-2022…

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A Man Stands Next To Fences On His Farm.

Cattle Run Farm

There’s a lot going on at Cattle Run Farm ( as I quickly discovered when I pulled into the gravel driveway on the first day of spring. I parked next to a white VW bug with a 4H sticker on its side and soon found myself talking with Sarah Morton. She was readying the main house for its upcoming grand opening as the Sarah James Inn, an Airbnb destination. If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing the farm life, including cooking with fresh vegetables pulled from the garden paired with beef or pork from animals raised here too, be sure to look for an announcement in June 2021.
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The Buy Fresh Buy Local Piedmont (BFBL Piedmont) directory is “powered by MarketMaker” meaning that it pulls relevant information from the BFBL Piedmont MarketMaker profiles to showcase in our searchable, mappable directory. MarketMaker is a digital platform and database that…

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Action Alert: Buy Fresh Buy Local

Hi there! My name is Matt Coyle and I am writing to introduce myself as The Piedmont Environmental Council’s new Buy Fresh Buy Local coordinator (my amazing predecessor, Jess Palmer, moved back home to Texas last year).  I know that…

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