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Supporting Value Added Agriculture in Virginia

About Us

VA FAIRS is a not-for-profit foundation based in Richmond, Virginia, with the mission of assisting Virginia based rural agricultural enterprises.


Founded in 2005, we have assisted hundreds of people with strengthening their business ideas.


Our staff is highly qualified, with years of experience assisting agriculture producers. We partner with major stakeholders including Virginia Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development, Matson Consulting, and VDACS.


Our areas of expertise include strategic planning, grant assistance, feasibility study and business plan creation, and cooperative assistance for rural agricultural enterprises.


Proven Results:

 In the last three years:

  • 100+ Producers Assisted
  • 45+ Business Plans
  • 15+ Feasibility Studies
  • 40+ Grant Applications
  • $6 million grant dollars to rural communities


Over the past 11 years, FAIRS has worked with a variety of individuals involved in a wide scope of agricultural projects.


Industries we've worked with:


Aquaculture, beekeeping, fresh fruits and vegetables to processed value added products, bio-energy, grains/identity preserved, wine, beer, cider, mead, spirits, livestock and meat processing, milk and on farm creameries, forestry, and more. Check out our projects page for more information!