Provided by The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) the Charlottesville area chapter include the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Fluvanna, and Nelson Counties.
410 East Water Street, Suite 700, Charlottesville, VA 22902
The latest from the Charlottesville Area Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter.
View our Spring 2014 Buy Fresh Buy Local guide for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson Counties.
Sitting less than 100 yards from gardens and a variety of fruit trees on a farm in Charlottesville, I met with Dawn Story, founder of New Moon Naturals and Farmstead Ferments. Story tells me that she grew up in the Virginia Piedmont, and she was raised by a family who appreciated nature and a healthy diet.
“I’ve always been drawn to plants, and I started to learn about their properties and health benefits from a young age,” explains Story.
Harrison Keevil and his wife, Jennifer, opened Brookville in the summer of 2010 with a goal to provide patrons with as many local ingredients as possible. Their menu proudly states, “The most locally sourced restaurant in Charlottesville, Va. All plates 90-99% sourced within 100 miles.”
As I sit with them at a charming wooden table adorned with mason jars, their 15-monthold daughter scampers around us giggling and pointing towards the pleasantly tall windows that overlook historic Main Street.
Keevil is the executive chef while Jennifer is the front of the house manager. “Our team really believes in what we’re doing,” said Keevil, proudly. The couple’s ultimate goal is for Brookville to become the most locally sourced restaurant in all of Virginia.
Helping residents find local food, wineries, events and more...
As temperatures slowly rise and spring breaks through the long winter, the Piedmont Environmental Council's (PEC) Buy Fresh Buy Local guides are reaching approximately 266,000 homes, bringing with them the promise of sunny farmers’ market days, fresh vegetables, and plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy our local farming community. The guides are mailed to the Charlottesville area, Loudoun County, and the Northern Piedmont as a free service, with the goal of growing the local food economy in the region.
The Buy Fresh Buy Local program helps consumers find fresh local food grown by their neighbors and provides tools for them to learn how their food choices affect their community. Connecting consumers to producers is an integral part of a multifaceted effort by PEC to promote local farms and preserve the region’s rural economy and farmland.