This page is a resource for Fresh Farmacy participants. For general program information, go here.
Welcome to our Fresh Farmacy Program! We are so glad to have you. This program began in 2015. Since day one, the program has helped make our community healthier, and has supported Virginia farmers, by getting healthy, local food to people who need it.
In light of COVID-19, we know that access to healthy, local food is more important than ever. At the same time, local farmers are struggling to find new ways to sell their food, as many businesses where they sold their food have closed. Your participation in this program directly supports our local farmers, and thanks to community partners, we have expanded our program to reach more than 600 homes – nearly doubling the amount of homes served last year.
Much of the food is sourced from Local Food Hub partner farms in Virginia. You can learn more about our partner farms here. We sometimes work with food hubs and farms in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia, in order to provide more variety of produce in your bag and to support more farmers. In turn, those food hubs in other states will purchase produce from our Virginia farmers as well, to offer more variety to their consumers.
This webpage is designed to offer additional information about the food in your bag, to share cooking and eating tips, and to tell you more about our farmers. If you are a current participant, below are the weekly “What’s in my Bag?” inserts, and as well as additional cooking and recipe information that you may find helpful.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please email Laura Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.