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 rural agricultural enterprises.

Founded in 2004, we have assisted hundreds of people strengthen their business ideas.

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


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


FAIRS works on a wide scope of agricultural projects:


Aquaculture, beekeeping, fresh fruits and vegetables and processing, wine, beer, cider, spirits, livestock and meat processing, milk and on farm creameries, forestry, and more.

We support the Lulus Local Food online sales platform for farms, farmers markets, and food hubs.  Check it out:


(804) 290 1158

P.O. Box 27552, Richmond, VA 23261