Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Center for Rural Culture

  • Goochland, VA
  • www.CenterForRuralCulture.org

Mission Statement

To preserve rural culture in the Central Virginia Piedmont. The CRC seeks to support local economies and agriculture, to protect rural landscapes and traditions, and conserve natural and historic resources.

Main Programs

  1. Local Roots Food Co-op
  2. Program 2
  3. Program 3

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Service Areas

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Virginia

Although we are centered in Goochland County, VA, we serve a wide area surrounding Richmond and Central Virginia. Our educational programs are regional in focus. However, we have drawn from as far away as Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

No CEO

Keywords

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educate, education, sustainable, agriculture, farmers, markets, smart growth, vendor, organic, local, seasonal, land use, conservation, artisan, arts, culture, artistry, rural, environmental, natural resource

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Also Known As

Local Roots Food Co-op

EIN

34-1996209

 Number

5240222808

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

cultural Programs (Kgr)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Rural (S32)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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This past year the CRC has expanded the number of pick-up sites for our Local Roots Food Co-op to include Farmville and Brookview Farm. We initiated a seies of Homestead Workshops which include mushroom growing, gravel driveway maintenance, deer processing and seed saving. We successfully continued the Goochland Farmers' Market on Saturdays in the Courthouse area. Our 2012 Farm Tour featured farms in Goochland County and will showcase Powhatan County farms in 2013. We had our first Farm-to-Table dinner in 2012 with over 100 diners which raised over $4,000 to support our operations. In 2013 we will have another Farm-to-Table dinner, hold more Homestead workshops and grow the amount of users in our Local Roots Food Co-op.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Local Roots Food Co-op

The Center for Rural Culture's is offering its Local Roots Food Co-op, a farm-to-family program designed to connect family-owned and operated farms and businesses with customers in search of local food year 'round. The program works on a weekly buying cycle with orders opening Friday evening and closing Monday evening. Pick up is always on Thursday afternoons at your preferred location, with one pick-up site in Eastern Goochland and one in Ashland. With one order, one payment and one pick-up you can order food from over 35 different Virginia family-owned and operated farms and small businesses from the comfort of your home.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

Homestead Series of Workshops These workshops are held approximately every month with a different topic. Most recently we have held sessions regarding deer processsing, mushroom growing, gravel road repair, flower arranging self-sustainability.

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Program 3

Farm Tour We have co-sponsored tours of farms in Goochland and Powhatan counties.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Although we are centered in Goochland County, VA, we serve a wide area surrounding Richmond and Central Virginia. Our educational programs are regional in focus. However, we have drawn from as far away as Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Funding Needs

Our top 5 most pressing needs are:Secure the CRC's future through fundraisingIdentify a new home office locationExpand reach of Local RootsFood Co-opRaise awareness of need to support local food production

Accreditations

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Center for Rural Culture

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Principal Officer

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nan Thurston

none

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2016

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