Provided by The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) the Charlottesville area chapter include the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson Counties.
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The latest from the Charlottesville Area Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter.
For farm manager Jamie Barrett of Bellair Farm CSA, being a resource for the larger community is part of the farm vision. Jamie didn’t grow up with agriculture-- it was something he discovered. “There’s all these connections to nature and cycles, [I realized that] this is what I wanted to do with my life and I hadn’t known it was out there—we want Bellair to be a place where we can provide that connection for our members,” says Jamie.
The property has been in agricultural production-- in some way or another-- since the 1790’s, and its most recent iteration falls in line with supporting local, organic food. It will become a certified organic farm later this year.
Charlottesville is no stranger to grocery stores where offering local is part of their business motto--and our options keep growing with places like JM Stock Provisions and RelayFoods.com.
Stepping in to JM Stock Provisions (Stock) on West Main St. in Charlottesville is like walking in to a smoker--the smell is delicious, and according to James Lum, one of the owners, “It pretty much always smells like smoke… but that doesn’t mean we’re burning down!” he jokes.
The 2015 Charlottesville Area Buy Fresh Buy Local guide is here! Click to view PDF.
Don't let the cooler weather stop you from supporting local farms and food producers! PEC's Buy Fresh Buy Local holiday guide for Charlottesville area list an array of local options for your holiday festivities. You'll find everything from Thanksgiving turkeys, to Christmas trees and wreaths, to winter produce, jams, honey, eggs, meat, cheese.
We're excited to announce our new project! In an effort to strengthen the agricultural economy and get more local food into area restaurants, schools and other institutions, The Piedmont Environmental Council has created and launched Farmer-Chef Express, an interactive website that connects local food buyers and sellers. Read more...