The weekly Farmers Market at the Tricycle Gardens HQ on Jefferson Avenue will be moving to 31st Street Baptist Church starting this week, in conjunctions with what should be some fairly interesting news on Thursday.
At a special event this Thursday at 31st Street Baptist Church, the church, Tricycle Gardens, Bon Secours and VSU will announce the details of collaboration to improve the overall health of and to better bring healthy produce to Richmond’s East End. The announcement is expected to emphasize a new focus on the 31st Street Urban Farm, and a weekly farmers market with double value SNAP dollars.
Speakers this Thursday will include Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia; Audrey Rowe, Administrator for Food & Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Dr. Jewel Hairston, Dean of Agriculture, VSU; Peter J. Bernard, CEO, Bon Secours; Sally Schwitters, Director, Tricycle Gardens; and Dr. Morris Henderson, Senior Pastor, 31st Street Baptist Church.
The Tricycle Gardens Four Seasons Farm Stand has been open on Jefferson Avenue from 4-6 PM on Thursdays since October. I’ll post an update when I get more specific info about this week’s hours.
Farmers Market Announcement Event
Thursday, January 15
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
31st Street Baptist Church
823 North 31st Street
Richmond, VA 23223