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Welcome to the Virginia Vegetarian Guide

The Vegetarian Travel Guide includes vegetarian and vegan vacations, natural lifestyle and vegetarian festivals and expos, local vegan and vegetarian meetup groups, vegetarian spiritual centers, yoga ashrams, an annual Calendar of Events, and lots more. Have fun and enjoy your journey around Virginia!

Updates & Additions: If a business has closed, please email us with the company name & city. If a listing is incorrect, please send us the current address, phone & website.

United Poultry Concerns, Inc. (left photo courtesy: United Poultry Concerns) - P.O. Bo150, Machipongo, VA 23405-0150. 757-678-7875.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: PETA (right photo courtesy: PETA ) - 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. 757-622-7382. "PETA believes that animals deserve the most basic rights...they are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation, or for any other reason." Free Vegetarian Starter Kit. On-line catalog. Peta Kids campaign. As a member of PETA's Activist Network.

Tekiah Hammocks (left photo courtesy: Tekiah Hammocks) - Tekiah Hemp Co-op, 439 Valley Dr. NW, Floyd VA 24091. 540-745-5835.
Communities Directory - Rte. 4, Box 169-G, Louisa, VA 23093. 660-883-5545. Over 36,000 copies sold! Descriptions from over 700 intentional communities in North America and around the world. Each entry offers contact information, core values, availability for visits, and a glimpse of the vision that holds them together. Locations of North American communities are displayed on a set of regional maps, great for trip planning and proximity to cities and other communities. Charts & feature articles.
Community Bookshelf - Rte. 4, Box 169-G, Louisa, VA 23093. 660-883-5545. Online and mail-order bookstore whose goal is to offer the most useful, up-to-date (and often hard to find) information on the many aspects of intentional community. Community Bookshelf focuses on communication skills, decision making and meeting facilitation, all vital components of successful community. They also carry titles on subjects relating to different approaches to sustainable living, such as vegetarian cooking, organic gardening and alternative construction.
Communities Magazine - Rt. 4, Box 169-G, Louisa, VA 23093. Since 1972, the "primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America."
Twin Oaks Community - 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093. 540-894-5126, 540-894-4112(fax). Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 85 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, our way of life has reflected our values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. We do not have a group religion; our beliefs are diverse. We do not have a central leader; we govern ourselves by a form of democracy with responsibility shared among various managers, planners, and committees. We are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. We are income-sharing. Each member works 42 hours a week in the community's business and domestic areas. Each member receives housing, food, healthcare, and personal spending money from the community. We welcome you to schedule a visit.
Acorn Community - 1259- Indian Creek Road, Mineral, VA 23117. 540-894-0595. Founded in 1993, Acorn is a group of people in central Virginia living, working, and playing together to build a joyful, connected life. Our community and businesses are thriving, and we are very excited about the future! We are very interested in membershipping hardworking, vibrant, friendly women, families, and single moms or dads with children. Please drop us a line anytime! Acorn is family-friendly, and welcomes families with children of all ages. We are especially interested in families with kids ages 2-4 and 11-14 to build a peer group with our kids. Acorn welcomes individuals with interest in long-term community commitment and involvement! We are also especially interested in folks who are skilled in kind, compassionate childcare, auto repair, domestic organization and beautification, business management, communication processes and facilitation, vegetarian/vegan cooking, alternative construction, seed saving, and organic farming/gardening. We could also use some extroverts and people interested in building social culture!
Perelandra (center/right photos courtesy: Perelandra) - P.O. Box 3603, Warrenton, VA 20188. 540-937-2153. Fax 540-937-3360. Nature research center on forty-five acres of open fields and woods in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain. Perelandra's main laboratory is its 100-foot-diameter garden.

Quest Bookshop - 619 W. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903-5543. 434-295-3377.
J. Crew - One Ivy Crescent, Lynchburg, VA 24513-1001. 800-932-0043. Cotton clothing.
PETA Catalog - 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. 757-622-7382 . Animal rights & vegetarian products.

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Eats Natural Foods Co-op - 1200 N. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24060. 540-552-6870.
Rockbridge Food Co-op/Healthy Foods Market - 110 West Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450. 540-463-6954. Juice bar.
Whole Foods Co-op - 119 W. 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517-2224. 8757-626-1051.
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op (photo courtesy: Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op) - 1319 Grandin Road, Roanoke, VA 24015. 540-343-5652.

Twin Oaks Communities Conference - Twin Oaks, 138 Twin Oaks Rd., Louisa, VA 23093. 540-894-5126. Usually heald on Labor Day Weekend. Cost: $85+ (sliding scale) includes meals and camping. This conference is a networking and learning opportunity for anyone interested or involved in co-operative or communal lifestyles.
Twin Oaks Women's Gathering - Twin Oaks, 138 Twin Oaks Rd., Louisa, VA 23093. 540-894-5126. Usually held in August at Twin Oaks Community. Dance .. Movement ... Drumming ... Camping ... Swimming Creative Activities ... Workshops ... Sweats ... Mud Pit ... Ritual Fun ... Singing ... Games!
The Richmond Vegetarian Festival - P O Box 6692, Richmond, VA 23230. 804-756-0536. One of Richmond's great outdoor summer festivals, it's a lot of fun no matter your interest or background - there's something for everyone! Lots of great vendors that showcase the resources available in the local area, a ton of great live music, speakers, food demonstrations, and of course some of the best food you'll ever taste. All for free - can't beat it for a fun summer day. Whether or not you're vegetarian - it's fun for everyone! Among the crowd of 4,000-5,000 that come out every year, the majority are non-vegetarians.
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival - P.O. Box 4466, Charlottesville, VA 22905. 434-979-1200. The CVF is a free, outdoor celebration of a healthy and humane lifestyle that brings together diverse individuals and organizations who want to make the planet a more healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place for all to inhabit and enjoy. One of the largest vegetarian festivals in the United States, this one day event typically draws about 6,000 visitors. The CVF features a wide variety of vegetarian food. Free vegan food samples from natural-foods companies are also available. In addition to restaurants and food vendors, the approximately 100 exhibitors/vendors hosted by the festival also include compassionate-living advocates, nonprofit and educational organizations, and animal rescue organizations.

Seven Springs Farm (left photo courtesy: Seven Springs Farm) - 426 Jerry Lane, Check, VA 24072. 540- 651-3228 or 1-800-540-9181. 125 acre organic farm. Organic Farming & Gardening Supply Catalog & CSA.
Fredericksburg Area CSA Project - P.O. Box 340, Hartwood, VA 22471.
Piedmont Organics Certified Organic Farm - 3526 Fiery Run Road, Linden, VA 22642. 540-364-9996. Piedmont Organics is dedicated to providing pure organic locally grown foods to reestablish the connection between the family and the farm. CSA program.
Five Points Community Farm Market - Location: 1132 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513. Mailing Address: 3610 Henrico Street, Norfolk, VA 23513. 757-237-2555. Indoor/outdoor market June-Dec.
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship - 11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, VA 20132-1944. 540-668-7640. 900-acre forest and farm reserve providing environmental learning and outdoor recreation opportunities. A community-supported organic farm, an archaeological site and several miles of hiking trails are among the attractions our land has to offer.
17th Street Farmers' Market - Location; 100 North 17th Street (corner of 17th and Main Streets), Richmond, VA 23221. 804-646-0310. April-December.
Sprout/Phillips Certified Organic Farm (right photo courtesy: Sprout/Phillips Certified Organic Farm) - 12418 Ladysmith Rd., Ruther Glen, VA 22546. 804-448-0182. CSA & Work Apprentice Program designed to teach an individual a realistic view of what is involved in running an organic farm. The apprentice will learn many aspects of organic farming, including vegetable production, organizational management of the CSA and a variety of homesteading skills.
Bull Run Mountain Organic Farm - 4360 Highpoint Ln., The Plains, VA 20198. 703-754-4005. CSA farm, providing fresh, subscription vegetables and flowers.
Potomac Vegetable Farms (center photo courtesy: Potomac Vegetable Farms) - 9627 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. 703-759-2119. PVF is owned and operated by three farmers on two "eco-ganic" farms in Northern Virginia. The original farm and roadside stand is on Leesburg Pike in Vienna, and their production farm is near Purcellville. They sell at many farmers markets in the DC area and are getting ready for otheir fifth season offering subscription shares (sometimes called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA).

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Cash Grocer Natural Foods (right photo courtesy: Cash Grocer Natural Foods) - 1315 King St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314. 703-549-9544.
Whole Foods Market - 6548 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. 703-914-0040. Hours: 8am-9pm, daily: Sunday 8am-8pm.
Healthway Natural Foods - 1610 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, VA (South of DC). 703-660-8603. Hours: M-W 10-7, Th 10-8, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.
MOM's Organic Market - 3831 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22305. 703-535-5980.
Whole Foods Market - 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA (West of DC). 703-527-6596. Open 8-10 daily.
Integral Yoga Natural Foods - 923 Preston Ave., Charlottesville, VA. 434-293-4111.
Whole Foods Market - 1416 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. 804-973-4900. Hours: 8am-10pm, daily: Sunday 8am-9pm.
Healthway Natural Foods - 10360 Lee Highway, Fairfax VA, 22030 . 703-591-1121.
Whole Foods Market - 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA (West of DC). 703-448-1600. Hours: 8am-10pm, daily: Sunday 8am-9pm.
The Pantry Shelf Natural Foods - 811 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5823. 540-373-2253. 
Natural Mercantile Store (left photo courtesy: Natural Mercantile Store) - 341 Colonial Highway, Hamilton, VA 20159. 540-338-7080. Herbs, organic produce, organic gardening supplies, gifts.
Kate's Natural Products - 451 University Blvd., Harrisonburg VA 22801-3758. 540-433-2359.
MOM's Organic Market
- 424 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170. 703-483-6740.
Whole Foods Market - 11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston, VA 22091. 703-736-0600. Hours: 8am-9pm, daily: Sunday 9am-8pm. (till 9pm in summer)
Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market - 4 N. Thompson St., Richmond, VA 23221. 804-359-7525.
Whole Foods Market - 8402 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA 22152. 703-644-2500. Hours: 8am-9pm, daily: Sunday 8am-8pm.
Whole Foods Market - 143 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA 22180. 703-319-2000.
Heritage Natural Market - 984 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-428-0500.

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New Health Education - 3919 Wilcoxson Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031 (West of DC). 703-503-5052. Raw Food educational center, 1/2 hour from DC.
Quenna's Raw & Vegan - 9619 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23503. 757-714-2396.

Alive & Raw
- 867 Nance Dr, Petersburg VA 23803. 804-863-0635. Alive and Raw focuses on providing live food preparation classes, educational seminars and catering.
Heritage Natural Market - 984 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-428-0500. Large selection of raw food products.

Spirit Voyage Music - 22570 Markey Court, Suite 108, Sterling, VA 20166. 888-735-4800, 703-421-5600. Yoga/New Age catalog featuring: world sacred music, sounds of tranquility, videos & DVD's, books, sadhana music. Musicians include: Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal & Miten, Singh Kaur, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, WAH!, and David & Steve Gordon.

Holistic LifePages Web Directory - Online guide with extensive holistic business listings in VA.
Natural Awakenings: Magazine for Personal & Planetary Health (photo courtesy: Natural Awakenings) - Richmond, VA. 804-771-1751.
Find over 1,000 vegan & vegetarian restaurants around the world on Happy Cow.

HappyCow's Compassionate Healthy Eating Guide

Nature Conservancy - 1815 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209. 703-841-5300. The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Cousteau Society - 710 Settlers landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. 757-722 9300. Founded in 1974 by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, The Cousteau Society is dedicated to the preservation of Nature for future generations. They say..." We need you so that Alcyone can sail on expeditions around the world, alongside the corals, whales and all the forms of life that populate the ocean."

Satchidananda Ashram: Yogaville - Route 1, Box 1720, Buckingham, VA 23921. 434-969-3121.
JBL Satues (left photo courtesy: JBL Satues) - P.O. Box 163, Crozet, VA 22932. 804-823-1515.
Light of Truth Universal Shrine: L.O.T.U.S. (right photo courtesy: Yogaville) - Yogaville, Buckingham, VA 23921. 804-969-3121. Tmple dedicated to each of the 12 major religions.

The White Pig Bed & Breakfast at Briar Creek Farm (photo: courtesy The White Pig B&B) - 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA 22969. 434-831-1416. A vegan Bed & Breakfast located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains(central Virginia).

Vegan Action - P.O. Box 4288, Richmond, VA 23220. 804-502-8736. Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the animals, environment, and human health by educating the public about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and encouraging the spread of vegan food options through public outreach campaigns. Projects/activities include: a Vegan logo to certify vegan products (Vegan Certification Campaign); bringing vegan food into schools nationwide (Dormfood Campaign); and the McVegan Campaign and other tabling events.

The Vegetarian Society of Richmond - P.O. Box 71342, Richmond, VA 23255. 804-344-4356.






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