Real Local RVA is a grassroots group of independents, small grocery stores, restaurants, farmer’s markets, farmers, growers, and supporters who are dedicated to growing the local food scene in Richmond and the surrounding area.

Dedication to the Cause

Established in 2014, the group is dedicated to being a catalyst for the local food movement by educating, supporting, and raising awareness of local food choices in the Greater Richmond region.

Common Goals

Real Local RVA uses common goals to collaborate and bring unique solutions to the table. They believe that a community’s dollar should be used to support its own people and collectively work together to make that happen.


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Retail Merchants is thrilled to have members of Real Local RVA involved as our panelists and moderator for our March 10th Friday Forum Breakfast on the Farm to Table Movement.