Our mission is to help local families make informed decisions about where they buy their food and understand why it is important to keep food dollars invested in our local economy. By accomplishing this primary mission, we also serve our second mission to help support small, family farms and keep the local farming community alive and vibrant.

About the organization

Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads is a partner with FoodRoutes Network and is part of a national nonprofit campaign helping connect consumers with local producers and foodways.

The Hampton Roads chapter began organizing in the spring of 2009 and produced its first Fall Food Guide in October of that year. Since then the organization has produced eight seasonal guides to help direct consumers to producers and restaurants who are growing, harvesting, producing and serving the freshest, most delicious local foods.

In addition to producing seasonal guides, we received a grant to develop and operate a local food finder mobile app to help consumer easily connect with local food using their smart devices. BFBLHR also hosts numerous consumer education events throughout the year including screenings of food-related movies and speaking engagements for interested groups, Please contact us if your group is interested in hosting one of these events. We also host our annual Farm to Fork Local Food Celebration.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that depends on donations for support. Please consider supprting BFBLHR with your fully tax deductible donation.