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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville For 25 years, Whole Foods Market has been part of the Charlottesville community. They are passionate about great tasting food and the pleasure of sharing it with others. Whole Foods Market is committed to foods that are fresh, wholesome and safe to eat.