Welcome to the RVAg Marketplace

The RVAg Marketplace is convenient way to order from local farmers and producers ONLINE, with pickups at one of our area farmers market sites available five days a week. Our online Shop opens late April for delivery starting at markets the first week of May.

There is no minimum order, and customers can order weekly or NOT! Going on vacation, no problem...just don't order that week. No penalties for not ordering!

Your membership includes food aggregation, delivery, customer service, and financial management of our online platform for farmers and producers.

Choose the farmers and producers you want to order from, and pick the products you want. What you see is what you get.

Click. Pay. Pickup. It's that simple!

Take advantage of our FREE Two Week Trial by entering "TwoWeekTrial2020" when you join. This code allows customers to give our system a two week trial run at no cost (they do not have to be two consecutive weeks). Enter the code when you join and our system will remember to apply it during check-out. It is only available through April 30th, so join now before it expires! read more...

Gaining Traction as we Gear Up for Opening Day

"We are happy to say that we won't miss a beat for our 2020 market season", RVAg Executive Director Lisa Dearden says. "We already have dozens of farmers and producers signed up to supply our markets with produce, fruits and berries, baked goods, pastured meats, sustainably caught seafood (including oysters), micro-greens, specialty tonics and drinks, honey, eggs, dog treats and much more. We are going to work really hard to ensure that our customers, farmers and producers, as well as our staff, are kept as safe as possible until the COVID-19 outbreak has subsided."

Dearden, who also owns the Chiknegg Incubator Kitchen in Goochland County, has been teaching food safety through the ServSafe® program for years. She keeps up with the latest recommended food safety protocols from the FDA, USDA, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Agricuture and Consumer Services, and plans are well underway to ensure that the aggregation of the RVAg Marketplace products is done with the utmost of safety precautions. Dearden adds "With the shortened supply chain of products coming straight from the farm or from local producers, and with the added safety precautions we have put in place, I'm highly confident that our customers will be much safer than they would be in going to a big box store." Customers will be able to pick-up their prepaid, prepackaged products from one of their six market sites using a "drive-through" plan, where no one will even have to get out of their car to receive their order.

We hope you will join us in support of our wonderful farmers and producers! read more...

Response to COVID-19

The RVAg Marketplace was created in part based on the novel Corona virus, COVID-19. The pandemic has created food scarcity where access to food is a right, and where agriculture is essential to community food security.

In light of the difficulties that customers may experience in procuring fresh, healthy local food during this time, the RVAg Marketplace has emerged as a safer alternative to shopping at a brick and mortar shop, and offers a convenient way for customers to order from the comfort of their own home while knowing that their purchases are being packaged and handled by a far fewer number of people than the grocery store supply chain has involved.

All RVAg Marketplace staff, farmers and producers are dedicated to adhering to health and safety standards, and providing safe and reliable access to nutritious foods necessary to a healthy community. Strict protocols have to be put in place and implemented and followed by market management and vendors according to CDC guidelines.

All of the RVAg Marketplace staff have completed the ServSafe® Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions training program.

We hope you will join as a Member and help us to support these value pillars of our community! read more...

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