lynchburg locavore

noun  |  lynch•burg loŸc•aŸ•vore  | \ˈlinch-ˌbərg \ˈlō-kə-ˌvȯr\
: a lynchburg local who supports our community by eating the fantastic food grown right here in our region.

Here at the Lynchburg Community Market, we think local food is important.  That’s why we are so excited to launch the new Lynchburg is for Locavores campaign, celebrating the fantastic local food grown right here in our region and the growing community of local food enthusiasts.  Our goal is to encourage even more area citizens to care about where their food is coming from, and to choose local food whenever possible.

So what does it mean to “eat local” It means that instead of your food traveling around 1,500 miles to arrive on your plates for dinner it will travel, at most, 100 miles. It also means that your food choices are helping to keep you, your farmers, the environment, and the local economy healthy. Local food tastes better, is more nutritious, has more variety, and has an unsurpassed freshness.  By shopping locally, you can meet the 22 local growers at the Lynchburg Community Market and ensure that they are putting as much care into their products as you would put into your meals. Become a part of the growing Lynchburg Locavore community!

Farm to Table at the Lynchburg Community Market on Vimeo.

Need more convincing? Check out our recent post:

 Cooking Demonstrations with Local Chefs

Starting in May, our  Lynchburg is for Locavores Cooking Series will continue to feature a local chef every Saturday morning, who will be preparing a variety of recipes using our spotlighted produce item of the week. These demonstrations will continue throughout the year and will start around 10 am inside the market. So be sure to stop by and learn from some of Lynchburgs best chefs! 


IMG_5484 copyShow your locavore pride by sporting one of our brand new Lynchburg is for Locavores and Lynchburg Community Market merch items!

We’ve got t-shirts, aprons, and bumper stickers, and we will be getting even more fun stuff for you soon.

T-Shirts – $12
Aprons – $15
Bumper Stickers – FREE!

Stop by the market office to pick yours up today!

#LynchburgIsForLocavores (and Instagram users)

2014-08-16_1408198130Are you a local food enthusiast? Share your local food creations and adventures with us on Instgram with the #LynchburgIsForLocavores hashtag.

Whether it’s a selfie with your favorite produce item or a picture of the delicious dinner you created with your market produce, we want to see it!

Each week, Market staff will pick their favorite local food photo, and the winner will receive a Lynchburg is for Locavores merchandise item.


Thank you to our sponsor!




Hashtag your images on Instagram next time you are taking photo’s of our fresh fruits and vegetables from the Market!