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Online farmers market named “RVA Growth Company to Watch” by entrepreneurial organization

CONTACT: Duane Slyder / duane@seasonalroots.com / 804-677-2026

Online farmers market named "RVA Growth Company to Watch"
by entrepreneurial organization

Richmond, Va., October 11, 2017 - Virginia's fastest growing online farmers market, Seasonal Roots, has been named the RVA Growth Company to Watch by Venture Forum RVA.

Each year, the entrepreneurial organization gathers nominations of successful companies that are on the verge of making an even larger impact on Richmond's economic future. Then a top flight panel of judges selects the companies most likely to shape Richmond's future.

This year's judges, Art Espey, Larkin Garbee, Jyot Singh, and Ethan Wirt, selected Seasonal Roots as the Growth Company that has shaped major innovation in Richmond and is poised for additional growth.

Seasonal Roots founder, CEO, and CTO, Duane Slyder, said about the award, "Our goal is to help fix our broken food system, so it's gratifying to receive this recognition from the business community that we're on the right track. Grocery store produce is typically at least a week old and comes from far away. It's grown for shelf life, not nutrition. So we're connecting neighbors to each other and to local farmers to give us all access to healthier, more flavorful food that's better for the environment and boosts our local economy, too."

The award was presented at Venture Forum RVA's marquee event, presented by Capital One, on Wednesday at the Hippodrome in Richmond.

Since 2011, Seasonal Roots' online farmers market has connected Virginia families with local family farmers who use sustainable, humane practices. Our veggie fairies - mostly moms who believe in living better through scrumptious, healthy eating, being kind to animals, protecting the environment, and spreading joy - home-deliver freshly harvested produce, pastured eggs, grass-fed dairy and meat, plus artisan fare. We empower our members to eat better and live better with more nutritious, flavorful food that's good for us and good for the planet. More info at seasonalroots.com.

Venture Forum RVA is the catalyst for Richmond's visionaries - it's a place where entrepreneurs can learn and make critical connections to transform ideas into reality.

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