Welcome to the Monroe Farm Market Online!
Who we are…
Monroe Farm Market Online is comprised of over 25 small and diverse farmers located in Monroe and surrounding counties who produce seasonal fruits and vegetables, beef, veal, goat, chicken, lamb, pork, eggs, baked goods and other value-added items. The farms are family owned and operated from smaller 2 acre farms to several hundred acre farms. MFM is a producer’s market. We only sell what we have raised, grown ourselves or made with our own two hands.
We deliver food that you order through our market every Thursday May through October and every other week from October to the following spring. See our “Picking Up Orders” section below for locations. Farmers also sell their bounty at our local farm market in Union, WV from May to October on Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Union Senior Center.
How does this online market work?
With Monroe Farm Market Online you get to order what you would like, in the quantities that suit your needs, from the farms that you select.
To start ordering our fresh local food simply click on the “Your Account” tab and create an account. You will then start receiving our emails notifying you when ordering is enabled with a list of available products.
Every delivery week begins with shopping enabled at 8 pm on on Sunday night until 12 noon on Tuesday. A list of available products are sent to all members via email.
Members place their order for that week on our website under the “The Market” tab. Orders are placed in a shopping cart for your review and final selection.
Our producers harvest your items on Wednesday and assemble your orders on Thursday morning.
Your ordered items will be available at your selected pick up site on Thursday that week.
If you are unable to pick up your order, MFM needs a 24 hour notice. Your account will be charged for any orders that are not collected as we are delivering perishable products that cannot be resold.
Picking Up Orders
Orders are picked up on Thursday of delivery weeks.
Charleston-West Side: 4-6 pm, 520 Kanawha Blvd. at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Charleston-South Hills: 4-6 pm, on the corner of Bridge and Myrtle Roads at the Unity of Kanawha Valley Church.
Lewisburg: 1pm at Swift Level Farm
Union: 11 am – 12:30 pm at the Union Senior Center, lower parking lot.
Why do I pay a membership? Customer and membership fees cover the cost of operating the market; market manager, transportation, and web store. You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order as a separate billing for membership only.
We have membership fees specific to your region based on delivery costs.
Charleston – $80 Lewisburg – $40 and Union – $20.
Why Support Us?
*Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from Monroe Farm Market growers, you are providing stability to West Virginia’s economy through the support of local businesses.
*Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Since MFM products are from the region of Southeastern West Virginia, the expense of transportation and delivery is less costly on an environmental level than products from greater distances such as California, Texas, or Florida.
*Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our state about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
*Supporting a way of life: MFM producers are farming by choice, driven by a passion of growing foods that they are proud to produce. The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
A Bit of our History
In 2005, our local farmers realized the need for a local farm market and began the task of organizing the Monroe Farm Market, Inc. with the help of the WVU Extension Office.
By May 2006, the Monroe Farm Market in Union opened. That same summer, sales to restaurants were established in Lewisburg, Charleston and Buckhannon.
On April 2008, the Monroe Farm Market formed an online farmers market for consumers in the Charleston, Beckley and Monroe County area. Our current customer base consist of over 100 online members and numerous restaurants throughout Charleston and Lewisburg who are dedicated to locally grown food.
Our future goals are to continue to grow our Online Farmers Market, restaurant participation, and include establishments who are interested in providing fresh, local grown foods for their clients and patrons. In this way we can help feed our families and yours.
Other Important Items
MFM By-laws, Rules and Requirements
Gift Certificates are available!
If you would like to purchase a gift of health and flavor, please consider a Monroe Farm Market gift certificate. You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase our products without having to pay membership fees!
Still have questions?
Please email Jennifer Frye at email@example.com or call 304-646-8766.
Please visit our Q’s and A’s page to find out how to become a member or producer for our market.
The official tourism site for Monroe
Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative www.greenbriervalley.org/
West Virginia Farmers Market Association www.wvfarmers.org
WV Farm to Consumer Connection www.wvfarm2u.org
Buy Fresh, Buy Local www.foodroutes.org
The purpose of this association is to promote and protect the welfare of the
agricultural industry in Monroe County and the surrounding region of West Virginia or Virginia (Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Mercer, Summers, Giles, Craig & Allegheny counties). Monroe Farm Market will assist members in coordinating their efforts and activities on matters concerning production, marketing and education. The goal of these collaborative efforts will be to provide opportunities for the sale of the freshest possible agricultural products to consumers and area markets throughout the region. The association will not be a for profit organization.