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We advocate for consumer education and increased visibility of local products in restaurants, retailers, and markets.  By joining Real Local RVA, you will have access to a network that helps develop and promote your brand, streamline sales and efficiently reach your customers.


Monthly educational programming around local food, farming, and wellness. Events feature business owners, activists, and change-makers working to strengthen the local food economy.



Membership includes unlimited job postings that are published, managed, and processed by Real Local RVA - a central hub to discover the people your business need most.

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Access a Real Local RVA media kit to help share your commitment to a more robust local economy, promote consumer education, and promote your product across online and retail platforms.



Free, one-on-one mentorship from all the resources a small business needs. You will get access to our local partners that can help you with financial planning, insurance, real estate, marketing, and more.



Real Local RVA offers two ways to join, based on the type of business you operate. 

Read below to see where your business fits in!

Members of the food community who are currently sourcing, creating local products for sale, or actively engaging in sourcing local ingredients and products as part of their mission.

A local business, organization, or individual interested in supporting local food and the growth of Richmond’s food economy.  This includes food producers located outside of 100 miles of the University of Richmond.

We are grateful for our community partners who sponsor meetings and events, which helps to cover the costs required to continue building Richmond's local food system.  If you are interested, please get in touch!


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