Allens Scottish Shortbread is a family-owned and operated Charlottesville business The Allen Rabbit Family bakes their own batches of the beloved Scottish Shortbread recipe passed down from Grandma Rabbit of Scotland. Made with 4 simple and natural ingredients, their products are sold online and in retail stores across the U.S.
Commonwealth Cake Company is a wedding cake design studio located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Owner and Cake Artist Tiffany Rosales takes pride in baking upscale wedding cakes from scratch using the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available. Commonwealth Cake works closely with couples to create the perfect edible work of art with a delicious signature style. To inquire more about these sophisticated wedding cakes layered with modern texture contact Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect via social media, linked below!
Through Culinary Concepts AB, CEO Antwon Brinson is revolutionizing the way people and businesses make connections through food. Whether it's award-winning in-person or virtual cooking experiences or the life skills base culinary training program, all his classes are designed to help you on your culinary journey.
Our collaborative learning environment provides the perfect solution to help individuals and organizations build the foundational skills needed in life and the kitchen. Contact us today.
Cultivate Charlottesville engages youth and community in building an equitable, sustainable food system through garden-based experiential learning, growing and sharing healthy food, amplifying community leaders, and advocating for food justice.
Three existing community programs — City Schoolyard Garden, Urban Agriculture Collective, and Food Justice Network — began working together in 2018 to implement a coordinated approach to change the systems and structures that have made the local food system inequitable. In 2020 the organization officially became Cultivate Charlottesville and immediately provided network support for many initiatives during the COVID-19 crisis. For information and opportunities to participate in events, volunteer, and take action, check out their website and Facebook.
Black Cville is an initiative between the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau and local stakeholders to showcase authentic Black stories, attractions, experiences, and businesses in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Visitors and residents are invited to discover Charlottesville’s Black culture, history, and businesses through events, hospitality, shopping, and activities ranging from wine tasting tours to fine dining.
The website includes a Black Business Directory and information about the Discover Black Cville Digital Passport. Go to their WEBSITEfor more information or check out FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER.
Forezee Marketing Solutions works with businesses to help them achieve their digital marketing goals. They provide social media management, marketing, and content creation so your company or brand stands out in a competitive market. IG: @forezeemarketing FB: @forezeemarketing
In My Humble Opinion is live radio every Sunday from 12 pm -3 pm offering honest, thought-provoking conversations about issues affecting the local Black community. IMHO, part of the Charlottesville Inclusive Media Project, engages with community guests to fulfill its mission to encourage, to enlighten, inform, and to effect positive change. Local and online streaming FM station WVAI-LP 101.3 Jamz, social media via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
K&K Electronic Recycling owner Rachel Kemp-Knick stands readyto pick up electronic waste from your home or business.
K&K Electronic Recycling helps customers in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties responsibly dispose of E-waste from homes and businesses, thus keeping toxic wastes from entering our landfills and recovering reusable materials for reuse. K&K Electronic Recycling uses data security compliant with USA Department of Defense standards and offers a Certificate of Destruction if needed. See this link for accepted items.
"Ghana to Gullah" exhibit coming up soon! February 4 - 25 at Second Street Gallery, multimedia storytelling of artist’s journey from Ghana to the Low Country of South Carolina, where Marley Nichelle was born and nurtured.
Maupintown Media, LLC
Founded by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lorenzo Dickerson, Maupintown Media is a film production company based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maupintown focuses its efforts on producing original documentary films that tell stories of African American history and culture in Virginia and beyond.
Maupintown original films have been broadcast on PBS, used as teaching tools for various schools, universities, and organizations, and shown in various film festivals, including its own Maupintown Film Festival, held annually at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. For more information, check out their WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, or EMAIL!
Rovelle Brown (left), CEO of Millenium Transportation and Millenium Security. Van services for winery tours, airport shuttle, small group gatherings (right).
Let Millenium Transportation Services be the designated driver to your destination across the Monticello area and beyond. Ride in style, comfort, and safety. We also offer reliable, professional and experienced security for home and businesses through Millenium Security Company (since 1999). Office (434) 202-0132. Cell (434) 960-5931.
Pearl Island Foods makes Caribbean cuisine accessible through its café, catering, and developing packaged foods brand. This family-run business is the vision of Sober Pierre, founder and president of Pearl Island Foods. Beyond offering tasty Caribbean flavors, Pearl Island offers an experience. Their goal is to create an experience that allows guests to explore the Caribbean through their food, art, and music.
Visit the café, located at 233 4th St NW Charlottesville, VA 22903. For more information, check them out on Facebook or Instagram. You can place orders ONLINE or by phone at (434) 466-0092.
The Hive is an arts and crafts bar that serves creative projects at the bar, to go, and ships nationwide. Their mission is to connect with the community through artist-led workshops, to inspire makers in a fun and comfortable atmosphere, and to connect with each other over crafts and coffee. Drop in anytime (no reservations needed) and order your project from the menu, sit at socially distanced tables and let their craftenders clean up the mess! Masks are required. More information check out the website, Facebook, and on Instagram, below.
The Pie Guy is a local food truck and mobile catering business that specializes in hand held pie goodness. The Pie Guy offers delicious hand-held pies inspired by traditional dishes from around the world. “Most with meat, still some sweet.” The Pie Guy is proud to use local ingredients, premium grass-fed beef, and free-range eggs, with a catering menu spread composed of premium cut steak, crab cakes, vegan-vegetarian options, and signature pies.
The Pie Guy has a complete To-Go, catering, and special order options for corporate functions and intimate dinner parties — and can be found at the City Market and around town. The Pie Man Coffee is available Monday through Saturday at 1325 West Main Street. Order on their website, or check out their Facebook, Twitter, &Instagram pages below, to find out where The Pie Guy is serving up pie goodness. You can also call Keith Groomes, Jr. at 434-825-0508.
Black-Owned Experiential Southern Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails. The Ridley offers upscale-casual dining featuring southern-inspired favorites, excellent steaks, fresh seafood, and so much more. The Ridley is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also features a fabulous weekend brunch.
The restaurant’s name pays homage to Dr. Walter N. Ridley, the first African-American student to graduate from The University of Virginia, and to receive an academic doctoral degree from a traditional Southern white college or university (doctorate of education from UVA in 1953.)
Located within The Draftsman boutique hotel, 1106 W Main St, Charlottesville, The Ridley combines convenience and accessibility.
For more information call (434) 984-8010 or use the below buttons.
The Vinegar Hill Vintage Clothing Co. is named after a community in Charlottesville that was first settled by Irish families in the early 1800s and later became a historically African-American neighborhood and business district at the turn of the 19th century. The brand invites everyone to celebrate a time in Charlottesville's history when industriousness and entrepreneurial activity were the norms. The simplicity of their design embodies the modern entrepreneurial spirit and pays homage to the former bustling business district in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the industrial revolution. More than a clothing company, Vinegar Hill is an artistic and business mindset that seeks to heighten the conversation about business, art, and culture from its headquarters in Charlottesville to every corner of the world.
Check out their website below or follow them on Facebook
The Sister Circle program at The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville provides culturally responsive, trauma-focused mental health counseling and treatment, and offers social support that meets the unique needs of Black women and women across the African diaspora. Current Sister Circle offerings include a healing circle, yoga, dance, other mind-body healing opportunities, and a monthly newsletter.
For more information, call (434) 872-0047, or reach out through social media (buttons below!)
The Virginia Black Farmer Directory is an effort to support and empower Black farmers in Virginia. This online database presents comprehensive farm biographies, locations, and sales information for Black-owned farm businesses. It is open to all Black farmers in Virginia and serves as a resource for connecting Black farmers with consumers, wholesalers, markets, and other farmers. Check out the growing list of farmers at virginiablackfarmerdirectory.com The directory was created and is maintained by Local Food Hub, a Virginia nonprofit committed to advancing equitable access to fresh food, independent farms, and fairness in farming.