In the Community

Started by a student initiative, the University of Virginia’s Community Garden hopes to be a space for both Charlottesville and the University to learn more about organic gardening. Keeping with the agricultural traditions of the University’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, the garden is a place to foster the growth of community as well as food.
UVa Student Garden

UVa Dining provides all of the food services on UVa's Central Grounds. Dining on-Grounds lets you grab a meal with your friends, when you want it, where you want it.
UVa Dining/Aramark


Morven is roughly 3,000 acres of land in southeastern Albemarle County. The Office of the Vice President for Research and faculty members and students from eight departments have partnered with the Morven Project to demonstrate the potential of Morven as a laboratory for a wide range of research-based educational programs.


The Local Food Hub is a community supported nonprofit service organization. Its mission is to strengthen and secure the future of a healthy regional food supply by providing small local farmers with concrete services that support and advance their economic vitality and promote stewardship of the land.
Local Food Hub


Relay delivers the best food available to you. Relay reconnects the food shopper with vendors who know their food and uphold certain values that are often misplaced. Like taste, time, ecology, thrift, and community.
Relay Foods


The Charlottesville City Market is an operation of the City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Department. To meet the challenge of preserving the future of our beloved Charlottesville City Market, vendors and patrons of the market formed the nonprofit foundation, Market Central, Inc, which seeks to create a permanent farmers’ market that will stand as an economic asset and a cultural attraction for our region for decades to come.
Market Central


Buy Fresh Buy Local helps consumers find local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions. Click here to find out how to source local products in the Charlottesville area.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Virginia


Piedmont Environmental Council is a non-profit working to safeguard the landscapes, communities, and heritage of the Piedmont by involving citizens in public policy and land conservation. PEC works to preserve agricultural land and provides support to small farmers.
Piedmont Environmental Council


Edible Blue Ridge is Central Virginia’s own Edible Communities publication featuring local food producers, crops, recipes, restaurants, and shops in our region.
Edible Blue Ridge


Flavor is an independent, bimonthly publication created in Virginia and is not affiliated with any nationally franchised publications. Flavor's articles are dedicated to featuring local food, wine, and sustainable agriculture in the Capital foodshed (the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia).
Flavor Magazine


The mission of the City Schoolyard garden at Buford is to provide an experiential learning environment for city middle school students using the garden as a resource to support academics, for guidance in making healthy food choices, and to offer opportunities for mentoring, collaboration and friendship.
City Schoolyard Garden


  The Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden, a Jefferson-focused teaching garden, is located at the University of Virginia's Hereford Residential College. Its mission is to teach people about the continued importance of plants.
Thomas Jefferson Demonstration Garden


The Charlottesville League of Urban Chicken Keepers (C.L.U.C.K.) is a network of urban chicken keepers in Charlottesville. The Facebook group offers lots of advice and anecdotes on raising chickens humanely in the city.


An amazing resource for class and otherwise, this dozens-long set of broadcasts highlights "innovations in local food systems and the entrepreneurs dedicated to local food."
Meet The Farmer TV


The Farmers Market Coalition is a national 501(c)(3) member-based organization based in Charlottesville that seeks to strengthen farmers markets through education, networking, and advocacy.
Farmers Market Coalition


Hill & Holler is a roving farm dinner event company bringing farmers, chefs, winemakers, and the community together with the goal of enjoying a farm crafted dinner while raising funds for local food and agricultural organizations.
Hill and Holler




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