Our Team

About VA FAIRS

 

The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability is a 501(c)(3) foundation organized in Virginia. We are a Cooperative Development Center offering technical assistance to those transitioning into, or involved in, value added agriculture.

About Lulus Local Food

 

Lulus Local Food is a VA FAIRS program designed to assist small producers sell their farm products at retail prices. Lulus is a cloud based ecommerce solution simplifying online sales, inventory management, financial reporting, reaching new customers and markets, and more.

We’re local food enthusiasts passionate about connecting consumers to local farmers. Our team brings decades of experience in software management, marketing, and local foods.

Supporters

Julia Clark

VA FAIRS Executive Director 

Clark has a background in agricultural business development across a variety of agricultural sectors, from fresh produce and beef to hops and beer. She has experience in building financial models, researching rural/economic development issues, and conducting client meetings. Additionally, Clark has experience in creating marketing materials as well as building and managing websites and social media accounts for small rural businesses.

Molly Harris

Lulus Project Manager

Molly brings twenty years of experience in local foods to our program. Harris designed the Lulus Local Food in 2008 with one objective: to assist farmers in increasing sales of local foods. With more than a decade of experience managing an online food hub, Molly provides sales, onboarding and support for Lulus users, along with coordinating farmer workshops and training programs. Harris is involved in many aspects of the local food movement in Virginia, including serving on the executive committee for the Virginia Food System Council. She formerly served on the Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association; she was a founding member of the Virginia Farm to School Working Group, a participant in the Richmond City Mayor’s Food Council and was a leader of the Richmond Area Buy Fresh Buy Local Chapter. 

Contact Us

O: 804-290-1713

C: 804-980-1173

E: Molly.Harris@vafb.com

Address

P.O. Box 27552

Richmond, VA 23093

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