An offering of Local Food Hub, a Charlottesville-based nonprofit committed to advancing equitable access to fresh food, independent farms, and fairness in farming.
The Virginia Black Farmer Directory is an effort to support and empower Black farmers in Virginia. It is an online database that presents comprehensive biographies, locations, and sales information. Black farmers have faced centuries of discrimination. This has resulted in Black farmers owning less than 2% of farmland in the US, while still facing higher barriers than white farmers.
Interested in purchasing more food from Black-owned farms? You can search for farms by product, region, and current markets where their food is available. Within the farm profiles, information on farm hours, wholesale capacity, food safety certifications, contact info, and SNAP eligibility are provided. Please do not contact farms if they do not match your current market needs.
Do you want to add yourself to this directory or refer someone else? Complete the “add your farm” form on the website, and Local Food Hub will be in touch. All profiles are developed in partnership with the farmers. You can be confident that your story will be told accurately and authentically. Directory listings and page maintenance are at no cost to farmers.
Contact: Briana Stevenson, Grower Outreach & Diversity Coordinator