Welcome to Coastal Farms, your best place to find locally produced farm products and soaps from Hampton Roads and Virginia!
We guarantee to have the freshest local products available from our producers! We have developed a relationship with each of our producers and we all stand behind our product. That way you don't have to worry about where things are coming from and how they were raised. We do that for you and provide it all in one convenient place online. No standing out in the heat or rain of a farmers market, and we provide a flexible option to buying products of questionable origin from the grocery stores.
Our Buying Pages open each week at 6pm Friday and remain open until 12 midnight Monday evening. Once you Register and choose a pick up location you can begin shopping.
Our Membership options are:
• One Week trial membership $10
• Monthly $20
• Seasonal three month $40
• Semi Annual $75
• Annual $125
Coastal Farms has been providing fresh local products for over 5 years to our members in Hampton Roads (southside, peninsula and western tidewater). Where ever you may live we have a convenient pick up site close by.
Mel & Kimberly Atkinson started Coastal Farms with the help of Lulu's Local Food owner, Molly Harris in 2010. Melvin and Molly served on the Virginia Food System Council together and shared a passion for getting local foods onto the plate and into the mouths of Virginians. Melvin has spent his whole life working in agriculture. Starting on his uncle's farm in Hanover County. He received his B.S in Agronomy from Virginia Tech in 1988 and then started work for Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Agriculture Agent in Virginia Beach. In 1996 Melvin made the move to City's Agriculture Department where he directed agriculture programs for the next 16 years. During his time there he: Managed the Agricultural Reserve Program to protect the city's farmland from development, Oversaw the Virginia Beach Farmers Market, established the Y Not Wednesday Market in Town Center, was a founding member of Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads, served on the Governor's Farm to School task force, the Farmland protection task force and where he met Molly on the Virginia Food system council.
Steve and Candice Waller of Wallpond Farm became Coastal Farm's producers in 2013 and full partners with Mel and Kim in 2014. Wallpond Farm is located in Carrollton and is our distribution site for all of our producers to bring products on Thursdays.
We have wonderful producers and all sorts of products from pasture raised beef, pork and lamb to free range poultry. Eggs of all colors shapes and sizes, local seafood, baked goods, milled products, soaps and other personal products, mushrooms, micro-greens, tofu, peanuts, maple syrup and of course the best produce around. Keep up tabs on Coastal Farms, our producers and our hosts on our Facebook page.