The Center for Rural Culture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in January, 2004 by a conservationist, a couple who own a grass-fed organic beef farm, and a Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent. The group was concerned about the fast rate of shrinking farmland and was interested in finding a way to share the history, stories, art and culture of their rural community with future generations. At the same time, though, they were deeply concerned about preserving the pastoral farmland of Goochland County and the surrounding Piedmont region and keeping it in agricultural use. Since 2004, we have been working hard to provide the members of our community with quality programs that serve to sustain our rural culture. As founders of the popular Goochland Farmers' Market and as a licensee for our online Local Roots Food Co-op (through Lulu's Local Foods), we have helped to keep valuable agricultural land in use by providing a means for farmers to sell fresh, local, seasonal food and other land-based products. We serve as a conduit for handing down the history, stories, music and lifestyles related to a rich, rural culture and have helped to cultivate our local roots.
We also offer classes and workshops.
The Center for Rural Culture's is offering its Local Roots Food Co-op, a farm-to-family program designed to connect family-owned and operated farms and businesses with customers in search of local food year 'round.
The program works on a weekly buying cycle with orders opening Friday evening and closing Monday evening. Pick up is always on Thursday afternoons at your preferred location, with one pick-up site in Eastern Goochland and one in Ashland.
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