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.
Learn where to find and enjoy local foods in our popular Buy Fresh Buy Local guides (PDF’s linked to below). You may also want to visit our Buy Fresh Buy Local website or learn more about what PEC’s up to on the Farms & Food section of our website.
Charlottesville Area Guide
Learn more about the guide for Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson Counties: View the 2019-2020 PDF >>
Northern Piedmont Guide
Learn more about the guide for Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties: View the 2019-2020 PDF >>
Learn more about the guide for Loudoun County: View the 2019-2020 PDF >>