The Piedmont Environmental Council produces a number of publications -- follow the links below to view PDFs of our newsletters, annual reports, Buy Fresh Buy Local guides and more.
The Piedmont Environmental Council's Buy Fresh Buy Local program helps consumers find local products while building relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets retailers, restaurants, and institutions.
We launched Virginia's first Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign in 2006. Today you can find 9 Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters throughout the state of Virginia. The Piedmont Environmental Council is the regional coordinator of three of those chapters—Northern Piedmont, Charlottesville Area, and Loudoun County—and is the state-wide coordinator for the BuyLocalVirginia.org website.
The printed guides from our chapters collectively list over 580 local food producers and distributors are sent to over 275,000 homes.