We are sorry, but our regular markets are not open for the season due to COVID-19. HOWEVER, we now have an online marketplace! Customers can join the RVAg Marketplace where they shop and pay for orders online from over 50 local farmers and producers, and the RVAg staff delivers the orders to each of our six area markets each week throughout the year....even after our regular markets open back up! Click, Pay, Pick-up...it's that simple! We have a drive-thru pick-up so customers don't even have to get out of their vehicles...just pop their trunk and we place their orders directly in their vehicles. Our staff all follow CDC, FDA, VDH and VDACS COVID-19 protocols, and your safety is of utmost importance to us! Support local! Go to https://rvagmarket.luluslocalfood.com/ to sign up!We are hoping that we can open OnTheSquareVA Farmers Market in 2021 (we were closed due to COVID during th e2020 market season). We are normally open weekly on Fridays from 11:00am-1:00pm in Richmond, VA. This farmers market is part of Governor Northam's employee engagement initiative called OnTheSquareVA. The VA Department of General Services, in partnership with RVAg, will be responsible for hosting the farmers market. To learn more: https://dgs.virginia.gov/onthesquareVA/Calendar/onthesquarevacalendar/
On the corner of Governor Street and E Grace Street, the Capitol Square Farmers Market is located on a beautiful, grassy patch of land conveniently located near the Virginia State Capitol. There is room for vendors to park their vehicles behind their tents and for customers to comfortably roam and relax at the picnic tables.
Lisa Dearden had over 20+ yrs experience in sales, marketing, finance and training when she switched gears and pursued a degree in Horticulture with a focus on sustainable agriculture. She now lives on a homestead farm in Goochland County, Virginia where she grows fruits and berries and raises chickens, goats, rabbits and alpacas. Her company, Chiknegg Productions, operates an incubator kitchen, which is available for rent by-the-hour, and she offers food safety training and consulting services to food entrepreneurs and organizations looking for help navigating their entry into the local food system. She founded and serves as Executive Director of a non-profit called RVAg that operates multiple farmers markets and pop-up events and provides low-cost/no-cost ag and food-centric educational programs. Lisa currently serves as Chair of the Goochland County Economic Development Authority and as the Treasurer of the Virginia Farmers Market Association.