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The County of Goochland, Virginia and its surrounding rural communities have long held a tradition based on an agricultural economy. The history, the stories and music, the arts and crafts, and the traditions all create a cultural tapestry woven from the ''fiber'' of a land-based lifestyle.
The Center for Rural Culture's (CRC) work is challenging in the face of development pressures. We work to preserve the cultural tapestry that makes us unique as a rural community.
The Center for Rural Culture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving rural culture in the Central Virginia Piedmont. The Center for Rural Culture (''CRC'') seeks to support local economics and agriculture, to protect rural landscapes and traditions, and conserve natural and historic resources.
Since 2004, we have been working hard to provide the members of our community with quality programs that sustain our rural culture. We founded the Goochland Farmer's Market which then and now continues to be a Saturday destination for the community to meet, socialize, and support local farmers and their products. In 2010 the CRC initiated the ''Local Roots Co-op'', our year round online farmer's market, through which local producers and artisans provide their products to five counties. Through these two initiatives we have helped keep valuable agricultural land in use by providing a market for farmers to sell seasonally fresh, local food and other land based products.
Knowledge is the key to preserving the rural fabric of our communities. The
Goochland County Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events and postings to Social Media from the Calendar of Events contains events that are being hosted by the Goochland County Chamber of Commerce and its Members. A Third Party (someone not associated with Goochland County Chamber of Commerce) may request to add their event to our Calendar of Events. The event will be permitted only if it is deemed relevant to Goochland County Chamber of Commerce Members and Goochland County Residents. Each event is reviewed for accuracy. While every attempt is made to ensure that all information is accurately referenced, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or quality of the content of every source. The views and opinions expressed during the events that are listed on the Calendar of Events are the views and opinions of those who are hosting the event and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Goochland County Chamber of Commerce. The Goochland County Chamber of Commerce strives to be a Non Political Organization.
Please note, any event may and/or will be photographed and/or recorded. By attending the event, you agree that Goochland County Chamber of Commerce may include your image and/or voice in the photographs and/or recording unless previously stated by you to our staff. Goochland County Chamber of Commerce has the right to use such photographs and/or recordings for any purpose and in any media whatsoever without payment of compensation to you.