Locally farmed food brought straight to your doorstep: That's the big idea that Howard Brown is launching later this month with his new company, Dominion Harvest, which will deliver fresh produce weekly to customers' homes throughout the Richmond region. The fruits and vegetables will change seasonally as Brown's supplier farms work through their harvesting rotations. The boxes of produce come in two different sizes. The smaller Commonwealth Box costs $37 and contains an assortment of 10 to 12 items; the Governor's Box holds 14 to 16 items and costs $52.
In early April, Brown (left) visited Adlyn Farm in Louisa County, where James Beasley (right) was planting cauliflower, cabbage and other crops. Most of the 20 farms supplying produce to Dominion Harvest use sustainable or certified-organic processes, Brown says.
"If anything in that box is not organic," he says, "you're going to know where it came from, you're going to know that it's not organic and you're going to know why."