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Support Local Small Business!


When you support local small business, you help your community thrive. By supporting your local farmers at stands or markets, you'll get food that's in season and allowed to mature natrually, for a taste that's far beyond what you can buy at the supermarket. Frequenting local businesses will often create a great relationship with personallized customer service.

Below are links to local businesses here in the Richmond area that I know or have worked with personally, with the exception of some farmers' markets. I urge you to find and support your local merchants and service providers.




Business Services
Inspiring HR
  Small, local, comprehensive HR consultant to help your small business.
Home Connection Partners
  A local small business helping local small business, connecting homeowners to licensed and screened contractors.
Custom Kitchens, Inc.
  The name says it all. Top-notch work from award-winning designers and installers. Along with J. G. Taylor Corporation, they've done two kitchens for us.
J. G. Taylor Corporation
  Electrical. Along with Custom Kitchens, they've designed and installed lighting in two kitchens for us.
RBM Remodeling Solutions, LLC
  Home Improvement. The screen porch they built for us is mighty nice.
Farmers' Markets & Co-ops
Dominion Harvest
  Locally grown produce and other products delivered to your door.
Lakeside Farmers' Market
   My "home market with a nice variety of produce, breads, jams, jellies, meats, eggs, dairy, and more.
South of the James Market
  Very popular market, complete with food trucks.
The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's
  Another popular market with a year-round presence.
West End Farmers' Market
  In Henrico's far West End, dedicated to a true farm-to-family experience.
Food and Drink
Atomic Bakery
  Delicious cupcakes - delivered - and awesome customer service!
  Pies, cakes, and other desserts to-die-for, plus a patio and ABC license. Chocolate cake and red wine? Yes, please!
WPA Bakery
  Restaurant-quality desserts available to the Average Joe.
Tastebuds American Bistro
  A gem on MacArthur Avenue. Consistently delicious food, awesome owners and staff.
Belmont Butchery
  A real butcher shop!! Try the bacon.
Once Upon a Vine
  Wine and beer to satisfy every palate and budget. Growler fills, too!
Growlers To Go
  Just the place to fill your Shine vessel. Fifty-six taps offer something for everyone (of legal drinking age).
Shine Craft Vessel Company
  Beautifully crafted growlers to contain your favorite craft beer. These are truly fine vessels.
Fun Stuff to Do
Allure Art Center
  A professional art gallery and event space in White Stone, Virginia, housed in a beautifully restored Victorian building. Just right for a weekend day trip from Richmond!
Real Richmond: Food Tours and More
  Walking food tours in various RVA neighborhoods. You'll sample food, visit landmarks, and learn about the history of the area.
Hull Street Outlet
  New and used office furniture, custom cut foam rubber, and the largest selection of military surplus in Central VA. (Hint: camping supplies!)
Cowardin's Jewelers
  Great selection of new and estate jewelry, and a nice display of locally-recovered Civil War relics.