RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –A Richmond farmers market company is growing its business in Church Hill.
GrowRVA will open a Saturday morning farmers market at Chimborazo Park beginning this June.
Founder Karen Atkinson said the weekly Chimborazo Park event will be similar to GrowRVA’s popular South of the James Market with a vendor mix of about 80 percent local food producers and 20 percent artists.
Atkinson hopes to have between 20 and 30 venders signed on for the June 7 inaugural Chimborazo Farmers Market. It will be the second new market GrowRVA has launched in the past three summers, after adding a weekly market in Midlothian ahead of the 2012 season.
“There has really been a shift in a segment of the population locally about wanting to buy local and wanting to know where their food is coming from,” Atkinson said.