Fall Line Farms
About Fall Line Farms
Established in 2008, Fall Line Farms is Richmond Virginia's first online farmers market program and can be accessed weekly through 12 convenient pick up locations throughout the Metropolitan Richmond area. Fall Line Farms offers a unique shopping experience for our customers in that you are essentially purchasing directly from our local farmers online.
Each week the farmers and small business owners selling product with us post the products they have available and price and stock them on the buying pages. You can read about their farming practices and contact them directly with questions and concerns. We never make substitutions, assuring our customers that they will always know where their food is coming from and that it is delivered fresh and straight from the farm that day.
We hope you enjoy our online program and thank you for supporting our local farmers.
Email at FallLineFarmsRVA@gmail.com or call/text (804)334-2439
Welcome to Fall Line Farms
NEW CUSTOMERS, Welcome!
Our Buying Pages open each week at 12 noon Friday and remain open until 12 midnight Monday evening. Once you Register and choose a pick up location you can begin shopping. Membership options are:
One Week trail membership $6
Seasonal three month $25
Semi Annual $45
RETURNING CUSTOMERS, if you are an active customer, an expired member or have a pending account with us then you are already in our system. Simply go to Log In and at the bottom of the screen choose "Request Password Reset". You will need to set up a new password to access the new site. Once you Log in, you will find that your membership is active and any outlying credits are posted to your account. Please update your contact information with us and choose a convenient pick up location and you can begin shopping at 12 noon Friday.
If you have any problems accessing your account please contact us:
email at FallLineFarmsRVA@gmail.com or call 804-334-2439,
We have a new shopping option on our site!
For those of you who prefer to scroll through our products as a list without photos (similar to the old Buying Pages), you may now select the green "Show List" button on our Shop page.
Either way you choose to view the Buying Pages, you can always use the drop down search features on the right hand side to shorten your list. If you select "View Details" you can view the pictures and more info.
Expanded Shopping Hours
Fall Line farms has new expanded shopping hours. The Buying Pages are now open each week from:
Friday at 12 noon until Monday 12 midnight
Forrest Green Farm
Forrest Green Farm is a family run farm committed to supplying you with the best naturally and ecologically grown products. We specialize in growing culinary and medicinal herbs.
Each spring we start the season by growing herb plants and flowers from our greenhouses for sale at our farm and available here at Fall Line.
We also have many beautifully themed herbal gardens and herbal production areas on our farm. Growing, tending, harvesting, and preserving herbs are our passion. In 2010, this passion along with many customers' requests inspired us to create a dried herbal dip mix, seasoning, and tea line. These herbal products formulated by Krista and Rob are our family's favorite recipes that are now available to the public. All herbal packets are in re-closeable zipper bags. Our herbs are extremely fresh, tasteful, and colorful coming right from the farm.
Other products that we offer are seasonal vegetables, grass-fed beef, pastured chicken eggs, pastured poultry (whole birds), and natural horse hay. Another specialty of Forrest Green Farm is our registered Polled Miniature Herefords cattle.
The farm is open to the public Thursday thru Sunday 9-5. Come out sometime to see how your food is grown and enjoy the beauty of the farm.
Rob and Krista Rahm
Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co., founded in 2005 by David Blanchard, is a certified organic craft coffee roaster with a mission to roast the best, sustainable coffee possible. Located in the Old Manchester district of Richmond, Virginia, Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co. is committed to community, both locally and globally by directly sourcing coffees when possible. Farm direct and fair trade coffees earn more money for farmers which improves their quality of life and, in turn, improves quality of coffee through reinvestment into growing practices. Better coffee for us, better quality of life for farmers; everybody wins.
Manakintowne Specialty Growers
Specialty farmers Jo and Rob Pendergraph, pioneers of the local food movement, have worked closely with the best chefs of Central Virginia since 1985.
Manakintowne, on 21 acres in Powhatan County, raises some of the finest specialty produce to be found anywhere, using the methods of organic gardening in three greenhouses and in the field. As a chef driven farm, we love food, and we always have something interesting growing for the adventurous culinarian. Fall Line Farms and Local Roots offer the best and most extensive variety of our produce and Farm Kitchen products available to the home cook, week by week.
For more on Manakintowne, visit our website: www.manakintowne.com
Farmstead Ferments kraut in Virginia
FARMSTEAD FERMENTS creates raw, naturally-fermented foods and beverages made by hand in small batches featuring sustainably-grown, fresh ingredients procured from local farmers.
Each jar is like a time capsule of seasonal bounty taken from the abundant harvest of the Virginia Piedmont, a region teeming with agricultural history, culture and modern day practice.
Knowing the farmer who grows our food and being well-versed in their growing practices ensures that each batch contains the finest, most fresh ingredients available. We like to call them “eco-locally grown,” meaning that we source from regional farmers who use techniques such as no or low spray, crop rotation, soil building, and other regenerative agricultural practices.
Sourcing our ingredients as close to home as possible preserves small family farms, contributes to our regions food security, reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and creates long-lasting and symbiotic relationships with folks we honor and trust who, soon enough, become part of our larger family.
Due to the variances of soil and the seasons, harvesting schedules and techniques, time, temperature and other factors, each batch is completely unique and, thus, truly artisan much like the process of winemaking.
And because Farmstead Ferments are never pasteurized, these wholesome, nutritious and delicious foods are absolutely loaded with life force and teeming with wonderful things like electrolytes, enzymes and probiotics. These jewels catalyze the processes necessary for digestion and assimilation while restoring and increasing the beneficial bacteria of the gut. Fermented foods are also known for their high nutrient content, especially vitamin C, and are said to be anticarcinogenic. All of this adds up to better digestion, increased immunity, enhanced energy levels and improved over-all well-being.
Plus, the zesty and pungent taste of fermented foods is the perfect complement to any meal or as a stand-alone snack. We like to pair them with meats and fish, stuff them into sandwiches, dollop them onto rice or potatoes, stir them into soups and—most especially—enjoy them on top of a leafy green salad (skip the dressing)!
Putting food by after the harvest is a time-honored tradition that allows us to enjoy the flavors of season’s past and fermentation is the best way to preserve these foods while enhancing both nutritional content and flavor.
We hope you enjoy the fruits—and the vegetables—of our labor (of love).
Avery's Branch Farms
When our older children began reaching their teen years, we saw a need as a homeschooling family, for our kids to have their dad around to introduce our sons in particular to a world beyond academic studies. We began to posture ourselves for Tim to leave his career of twenty years. Since our family had enjoyed working with real estate in the past, we figured it would be great if Tim and the older children could build houses together. However, after Tim obtained general contractor's licenses in Virginia and North Carolina and Joy became a licensed broker in both states, the housing market fell and it did not appear that building would be a worthwhile endeavor.
While questioning what our next opportunity might be as a family with a newly retired dad, we decided to canvass the Richmond area to see if anyone might be interested in participating in a cow share program. In states where direct sale of raw (unpasteurized) milk is not permissible, people purchase a share in a cow and pay a farmer to board and milk their cow so that they can have access to real milk. Our older sons already had interests in sustainable agriculture and we were familiar with cow share programs through family friends.
We were amazed by the response of the community when we handed out flyers at local health food stores in July of 2007. With such positive feedback we started a cow share program and began selling shares and delivering milk to our new shareholders on August 15, 2007.
Shortly thereafter, we began growing woodland raised pork and grass-fed chicken. All our animals are raised from start to finish on abundant, lush pasture. They are fed no GMO's, antibiotics, hormones, or synthetic chemicals.
As our oldest daughter has since married and moved away, we are reminded of how quickly time passes and what a treasure it is to spend our days working alongside our children. Because of your support, we are enjoying the finest days of our lives, making memories with the ones we love. Although our days on the farm are physically exhausting, they are incredibly fulfilling. We hope you will sense the joy that you have brought into our family's life by allowing us to be your local, sustainable farmers. It is our pleasure serving you.