Through public-private partnerships, Tricycle launched Richmond’s Citywide Healthy Corner Store program – Corner Farm in 2013 with two stores in Richmond’s East End. The program has since expanded to 28 corner stores located in our city’s food deserts. Our staff provides weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables, weekly in-store tastings, and technical assistance to store owners and staff on produce handling, merchandising, and marketing.

Corner Farm is directly addressing the lack of fresh food in our community by getting healthy food into neighborhoods that had previously lacked access to fresh produce; teaching families how to prepare the food in fast, fun, and affordable ways; and working with store owners to become independent and self-sufficient healthy food retailers.

Corner Farm was recently recognized nationally as a “Catalyst for Change” finalist by Partnership for a Healthier America.


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Farmers' Market

VCU Massey Cancer Center Farm Stand

Our farm stands are an important strategy in our efforts to bring affordable, healthy food options to the most vulnerable of our city’s residents. Our unique partnership with VCU Massey Cancer Center provides produce to patients receiving treatments at Massey’s Dalton Oncology Clinic and to residents of our region’s food deserts.

Our farm stand offers Double Up incentives, which are designed to overcome the most common barriers to healthy eating by increasing the amount that families have available to spend on produce by matching SNAP benefits with additional funds. This provides an opportunity to use this new buying power to bring farm-fresh fruits and vegetables into underserved communities.

The market season is March-November 2019.

Come see us every Tuesday at VCU Massey Cancer Center (on the corner of College & Marshall Streets) from 10am-2pm.


Retailers and Restaurants

Teaching the business and practice of urban agriculture is our motivation for getting our produce on the aisles and plates of Richmond’s best retailers and restaurants. Tricycle’s Urban Ag fellows learn the process of growing for and distributing to the buyers who support local farmers.

Are you a restaurant interested in sourcing wholesale from our urban farms? Get in touch! 

Our staff also works with Real Local RVA to further support the buyers’ understanding, appreciation, and need for healthy and successful farmers.