Poultry Concerns, Inc. (left photo courtesy: United Poultry
Concerns) - P.O. Bo150, Machipongo, VA 23405-0150.
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals:
(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
Hammocks (left photo courtesy: Tekiah
Hammocks) - Tekiah Hemp Co-op, 439 Valley Dr. NW,
Floyd VA 24091. 540-745-5835.
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.
- 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.
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."
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.
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
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
Quest Bookshop - 619 W. Main St., Charlottesville,
VA 22903-5543. 434-295-3377.
- One Ivy
Crescent, Lynchburg, VA 24513-1001. 800-932-0043.
Catalog - 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.
757-622-7382 . Animal rights & vegetarian
Natural Foods Co-op - 1200 N. Main St., Blacksburg, VA
Food Co-op/Healthy Foods Market - 110 West Washington St., Lexington,
VA 24450. 540-463-6954. Juice bar.
Foods Co-op - 119 W. 21st St., Norfolk, VA
Natural Foods Co-op (photo courtesy: Roanoke
Natural Foods Co-op) - 1319 Grandin Road, Roanoke,
VA 24015. 540-343-5652.
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
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!
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.
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
Area CSA Project - P.O. Box 340, Hartwood, VA
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.
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.
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.
Street Farmers' Market - Location; 100 North 17th Street
(corner of 17th and Main Streets), Richmond, VA
23221. 804-646-0310. April-December.
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.
Run Mountain Organic Farm - 4360 Highpoint Ln., The
Plains, VA 20198. 703-754-4005. CSA farm, providing
fresh, subscription vegetables and flowers.
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).
Grocer Natural Foods (right photo courtesy: Cash Grocer
Natural Foods) - 1315 King St., Alexandria,
Virginia 22314. 703-549-9544.
Foods Market - 6548 Little River Turnpike,
Alexandria, VA 22312. 703-914-0040. Hours: 8am-9pm,
daily: Sunday 8am-8pm.
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.
Organic Market - 3831 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria,
VA, 22305. 703-535-5980.
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.
Foods Market - 1416 Seminole Trail,
Charlottesville, VA 22901. 804-973-4900. Hours:
8am-10pm, daily: Sunday 8am-9pm.
Natural Foods - 10360 Lee Highway, Fairfax VA,
22030 . 703-591-1121.
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
Mercantile Store (left photo courtesy: Natural
Mercantile Store) - 341 Colonial Highway, Hamilton,
VA 20159. 540-338-7080. Herbs, organic produce,
organic gardening supplies, gifts.
Natural Products - 451 University Blvd., Harrisonburg
VA 22801-3758. 540-433-2359.
Organic Market- 424 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170. 703-483-6740.
Foods Market - 11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston,
VA 22091. 703-736-0600. Hours: 8am-9pm, daily:
Sunday 9am-8pm. (till 9pm in summer)
Thompson's Natural Market - 4 N. Thompson St.,
Richmond, VA 23221. 804-359-7525.
Foods Market - 8402 Old Keene Mill Rd.,
Springfield, VA 22152. 703-644-2500. Hours:
8am-9pm, daily: Sunday 8am-8pm.
Foods Market - 143 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA
Heritage Natural Market -
984 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Health Education - 3919 Wilcoxson Dr., Fairfax, VA
22031 (West of DC). 703-503-5052. Raw Food
educational center, 1/2 hour from DC.
Raw & Vegan - 9619 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA
Nance Dr, Petersburg VA 23803. 804-863-0635. Alive
and Raw focuses on providing live food preparation
classes, educational seminars and
Heritage Natural Market -
984 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
757-428-0500. Large selection of raw food products.
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
LifePages Web Directory - Online guide with
extensive holistic business listings in VA.
Awakenings: Magazine for Personal &
Planetary Health (photo courtesy: Natural Awakenings)
- Richmond, VA. 804-771-1751.
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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.
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
Ashram: Yogaville - Route 1, Box 1720, Buckingham, VA
(left photo courtesy: JBL Satues) - P.O. Box 163,
Crozet, VA 22932. 804-823-1515.
of Truth Universal Shrine:
photo courtesy: Yogaville) - Yogaville, Buckingham,
VA 23921. 804-969-3121. Tmple dedicated to each of
the 12 major religions.
White Pig Bed & Breakfast at Briar Creek
(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
- 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.
Vegetarian Society of Richmond - P.O. Box 71342, Richmond, VA 23255.