Thanks to markets stocking fresh, seasonal produce from local farms, mankind can finally stop consuming mass quantities of frostbitten summer squash and snow peas with suntans. Today's Groupon makes way for market-fresh feasting: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh local produce from Farm to Family's indoor market. Located half a mile off I-64, this mainstay indoor market keeps the screen door open seven days a week. This Groupon is valid for produce only, and it is not valid for delivery.
A beacon of global, ecological, and culinary change, Farm to Family provides local farmers and their customers with a simple, more sustainable means of transporting food from source to stomach. Because of the market's communal roots, the staff is able to keep a keen, green thumb on what's seasonally fresh, what's regionally rich, and what's soon to be needed for noshing, carving, and squashing. The seasonal selection currently includes succulent yellow squash and zucchinis ($1.89/lb.), sweet potatoes ($1.69), and most everything else that can be harvested within the region, including unmodified, unexpressive proto-jack-o-lanterns ($1–$15, ranging from mini to giant and fancy pumpkins). To see a complete list of what's sprouting up in the market, feel free to check out the weekly selection online.
- He and his wife, Suzi, started the venture a year ago to make people think about the big picture; where food comes from and the work that goes into growing it. "Buying local food, getting fresher food and supporting your community and supporting your local farmers," Mark Lilly said. – Rachel DePompa, NBC12
2817 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23223Get Directions