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We are serving Virginia with hyper local, verified regenerative, & human-scale provisions.

We are on a social and ecological mission to co-create a new food system.

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Consumerism is dead. Participation starts NOW.

Consumerism demands separation. Participation requires community. At Commons, we celebrate nourishment's transference into communion as we work together and become the terrior of Central Virginia.

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Our Story

Commons Provisions and its network of local, verified regenerative, and human-scale farms, called the Common Wealth Network, emerged when a group of moover, groovers, and true-bluers got together and left their "hats" at the door. That is the hard thing about modern farming, you know: we all have hats and all of our hats are branded with individual identities.

But Mother Earth's vision is collaborative and in that collaboration there is communion, nourishment, and health. It could even be said that her collaboration is health itself. Commons and its Common Wealth Network's mission is to do more than simply mimic or emulate her vision, but to become that communion itself via nurturing the emergent and collective consiciousness of all.

In 2020, the Common Wealth Network was formed out of this collective brainstorming between a multitude of organizations, farmers, legislators, chefs, and more, with the mission to co-create a new food system. By 2021, nearly 10 farms were in the network and by early 2022, nearly 40 farms had joined the mission. By mid 2022, Commons and its Network has raised nearly $590,000 for its farmers, facilitated the donation of 115 cattle to new or underserved farmers, verified nearly 6,000 acres of local farmlands as regenerative at no cost to the farmers, and fed many hundreds of families in the process.

How it works:
Commons Provisions aggregates the foods of the Common Wealth Network so that you, the "consumer," can buy local foods and support local farmers without the local farmers having to work even harder to facilitate the local connection.

We buy the whole animal at near retail value from our verified regenerative and hyper-local farmers and manage the processing, inventory, warehousing, marketing, financing, and delivery of all provisions so that our farmers can do what they do best: regenerate. We honor each farm's identity by refusing to rebrand their products as our own so that they, too, thrive within this community. Despite industry standards, we do all of this while giving our farmers 84% of every dollar you spend in our marketplace (compared to 14% at the local grocery store and 25% at other online food retailers).

But this is not THE solution. This is a step toward reawakening our collective wisdom inherent in truly regenerative systems and humanity's ability to co-create abundance with Mother Earth. Real solutions can only emerge via a diverse network of collaborate minds and we have great work to do yet. We are not perfect, the collective is perfect.

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Commons' Roots
Commons' Roots

We do not have a supply chain. Instead, we have nurtured an expansive and diverse network of hyper-local, verified regenerative, and human-scale farms that emerge as a collective consciousness of social and ecological.

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Recipes
Recipes

Eating the whole animal is as important as eating. We have currated a list of common sense recipes to help you!

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Hyper Local

Nourishment can only be communion within community. It cannot be shipped; it connect be imported. It can only be neighborly.

Verified Regenerative

What does regeneration actually mean? All producers in the collective undergo annual Ecological Outcome Verification™ (EOV™) monitoring.

Learn more about EOV here.

Human-Scale

Farming in the human-scale implies boundaries and connection to place. It promotes relationship and diminishes control.