Our Programs

We focus on these three things: Healthy Retail, Skill Building, and Food Insecurity.

Within these we have several different approaches to supporting them through better access to good food, using our partners to reach more of the community, and creating lasting change for all.

Healthy Retail

Our healthy retail programs create accessible and affordable outlets for fresh food in places where there are few or no other options.

Shalom Farms employees serving customers at Mobile Market

Grown to Go Mobile Market

We partner with more than a dozen communities to provide an affordable source of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other community resources to support the benefits of a healthy diet.

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Shalom Farms | Employee dropping off box of produce to Healthy Retail Partner

Healthy Retail Partnerships

We work with independently-owned markets and grocery stores in Richmond to offer healthy options in communities with limited access to fresh, healthy food.

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Shalom Farms | Person purchasing produce at farmer's market

Virginia Fresh Match

Shalom Farms is the Regional Lead for the Virginia Fresh Match Network, a statewide grant-funded solution that helps farmers markets better serve customers who qualify for SNAP.

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Prescription / Skill Building

Having support to cook and eat healthy is as critical as having access to healthy food.

Whether through recipe taste testing and demonstrations or food skills education classes, we want everyone to understand a healthy diet is a great tool for healthy living.

Shalom Farms | Prescription Produce Plan cooking class

Prescription Produce Plan

We partner with healthcare providers to help community members make informed choices that lead to improved health. Working with clinical and community partners, participants receive weekly “prescriptions” of Shalom Farms fresh produce, health checks, kitchen supplies, and hands-on cooking classes with our Community Nutrition Manager.

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Food Insecurity

One in seven experience hunger in our region every year.

Shalom Farms partners with anti-hunger organizations to provide fresh produce to those experiencing food insecurity in our community.

Shalom Farms | Rows of lettuce

Hunger Action Coalition

In 2020, Shalom Farms was selected to serve as the backbone organization for our region’s Hunger Action Coalition, a newly-established alliance of organizations working together to implement the Governor’s Roadmap to End Hunger.

Help End Hunger
Two men standing next to boxes of produce

Nutrition Distribution Program

With our large network we provide weekly distributions of our produce to more than a dozen small community food pantries, as well as Feed More.

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Visit Our Farms

Across our two farms, thousands of people of all ages come together each year to grow, share, and learn. Our agricultural operation includes two large scale farms with 9 acres in production harvesting over 600,000 servings of produce annually.

Learn About Our Farms