Shalom Farms is a regional food access and community development project started in 2008 by United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). The concept grew out of conversations with Camp Westview on the James and other community partners, who recognized the need for broader food justice work and a desire to use Westview’s rural resources to better serve urban Richmond
Their mobile market is now going to be at the Garland Center every Wednesday from 4 PM to 6 PM. Take advantage of the great local produce at an affordable price!
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From Sara Higgins, Director of Development at Shalom Farms (and Church Hill Resident!)
Operated as a partnership between Shalom Farms and the Richmond City Health District, The Grown to Go Community Mobile Market serves communities across Richmond by selling fresh, affordable, locally-grown produce to community members who have limited access to healthy food. Their mobile market is now going to be at the Garland Center every Wednesday from 4 PM to 6 PM. The Grown to Go Mobile Market is designed to meet the needs of communities facing multiple barriers to accessing healthy food, such as physical and economic access to fresh produce.
Shalom Farms is the evolution of the work of the United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). After launching Shalom Farms as a pilot project growing on just ½ an acre in 2009, UMUMR shifted its focus exclusively to food access work, eventually changing the name to Shalom Farms. In 2017 Shalom Farms grew 542,277 servings of produce with the help of 5,356 volunteers. To learn more about their food access and educational programs, sign up to volunteer on their 12-acre farm in Midlothian, or donate to support their mission, visit www.shalomfarms.org.”