Our Local Commons


January 21, 2014

Remembering Richard

If you come to this blog out of an interest in Charlottesville’s local food community, then you come here thanks in part to Richard Bean. Through his decades running Double H Farm with his partner, Jean Rinaldi, Richard was on the frontier of central Virginia’s return to its farming roots. Double H demonstrates how a small farming operation can be sustainable and successful. In fostering his farm’s success, Richard emboldened many to join in the effort, be it by running their own farm, or supporting small farms by buying local meat and produce.