Our mission is to connect small producers of agricultural products with their supporters and customers in a convenient, effective and cost-efficient manner. We believe that good food, grown in and by the community which will eat it is an absolute necessity and a great pleasure.
How It Works
“Growers” set up an account with Locally Grown Nelson and post their goods on the website weekly. Customers can then visit the market at www.nelson.locallygrown.net to see what is for sale that week and to place their order. A few days later, the customer picks up his or her order at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. Payment is made at this time directly to the Grower. The Grower then pays a fee of 8% of sales back to the market manager to cover web hosting and management costs. It’s just that simple.
Who Is Involved
Any small farmer or producer of homemade crafts, baked goods or prepared foods in and near Nelson County, Virginia is invited to set up an account and sell their goods through this market. This market is ideal for the very small producer, as there are no flat fees or large time requirement. Do you have a surplus of eggs? Honey? Homemade soap? Set up an account and start selling your goods today!
Upon setting up an account, all “Growers” sign a contract with Locally Grown Nelson stating that they adhere to any and all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations and that they are responsible for any and all taxes due on items sold.
Pick-Up and Delivery
Pick-up is Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center on Rt.151. Delivery is available to most areas for a $5.00 fee.
Payment is due at the time of pick-up/delivery. At this time we can only accept cash and check. Payment is made directly to the Grower. If for some reason you are not able to make the pick-up of your goods, you are still responsible for their payment and we will do whatever we can to arrange a convenient meeting to complete your purchase.