Our online sign up form is currently undergoing improvements!
In the meantime, if you'd like to have your farm or business listed as a Buy Fresh Buy Local or Farmer-Chef Express participant, please submit your email using the temporary form we have set up >>
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) launched Virginia's first Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign in 2006 with the goal of supporting local farmers, productive agricultural lands and rural economies by helping consumers easily find and purchase locally produced foods. Today you can find 9 Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters throughout the state of Virginia. The Piedmont Environmental Council is the regional coordinator of three of those chapters—Northern Piedmont, Charlottesville Area, and Loudoun County—and is the state-wide coordinator for the BuyLocalVirginia.org website.
Local Buy Fresh Buy Local campaigns are coordinated in partnership with FoodRoutes Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local foods efforts across the country.
Starting a Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter can be approached in various ways, depending on the degree of interest in your community. You can organize under a current non-profit organization or start your own Buy Fresh Buy Local Steering Committee. Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters across the country are coordinated by a diverse array of organizations, from all volunteer steering committees, Cooperative Extension, sustainable agriculture groups, and economic development councils to name a few.
FoodRoutes Network can help you find the right model for your unique community group!
Please use our online signup form to have your farm or business listed as a Buy Fresh Buy Local participant. It will take about 10 minutes to complete the form and submit your profile for approval. You must be located in a county covered by a Virginia Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter.
Before you sign up, check to see that you don't already have a listing! If you already have a Buy Fresh Buy Local listing, you need to log in to edit your existing listing (creating a new one will likely cause problems).
*please note, businesses in the Cville Area, Loudoun or Northern Piedmont chapters need to sign up by March 5 to be listed in the annual print guide.
Each Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter has different sponsorship opportunities available. Find out more about each chapter and the options available for you.