A Grassroots Partnership With Real Local RVA Is Taking Root At Chickahominy Falls
Chickahominy Falls, the first 55+ agri-community in Ashland, VA, is proud to announce its event sponsorship of Real Local RVA.
A Grassroots Partnership With Real Local RVA Is Taking Root At Chickahominy Falls.
Chickahominy Falls, the first 55+ agri-community in Ashland, VA, is proud to announce its event sponsorship of Real Local RVA, a grassroots group of independent, small grocery stores, restaurants, farmer’s markets, farmers and supporters designed to connect and educate people in order to grow the local food scene in greater Richmond.
“We’re proud to support Real Local RVA’s mission because it aligns so closely with our own,” said Roger Glover, Principal of The Crescent Group, developer of Chickahominy Falls. “Not only are we creating a healthier, farm-centric community for our homeowners, we’re creating opportunities for the larger community of Greater Richmond to enjoy locally grown produce. We’re committed to fostering healthier living and are happy to support our like-minded growers, grocers and restaurants.”
The partnership is coming together at a Wednesday, November 28th event, which is bringing world-renowned farmer, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms to discuss Sustainable Abundance. Providing healthy food to over 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market, Salatin looks at the future with inspiration, one bite at a time. The event will take place at the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
“A strong sponsorship from a great partner like Chickahominy Falls, makes these events possible,” said Beth Furgurson, Executive Director of Real Local RVA. “And these meetings are a great way to meet the producers, farmers, grocers and all the people who are involved because, in my mind, it’s that personal connection that really helps to make this movement grow.”
This connection from farm to market and market to table is what helps us make better food choices that support the community, the environment and the health of individuals. “If you actually meet the person who produced or grows your food, I think everyone is better for it,” added Furgurson.
Every meal has the potential to further the local food movement. It happens when you actually know how your food found its way to your table. And when you live at Chickahominy Falls, that path certainly will be shorter than most thanks to Woodside Farms, the community’s 10-acre working farm. Soon, 55 and better homeowners will enjoy fresh produce grown right in the neighborhood. It just doesn’t get any more local than that.
To see floorplans and learn more about Greater Richmond’s first 55+ agri-community, now selling from the mid $300s to upper $400s, visit LiveChickahominyFalls55.com