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 six 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, BFBLHR also hosts numerous consumer education events throughout the year including screenings of the movie Fresh, speaking engagements for interested groups, "Farm to Feast" weeks throughout the year with partner restaurants and producers, and our annual Farm to Fork Local Food Celebration. Please contact us if your group is interested in hosting one of these events.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that depends on donations for support. Please consider supporting BFBLHR with your fully tax deductible donation.