The 2016 RVAlentine’s Day Gift Guide

OMG do you even SEE what we did there?? Show your Valentine some local love with this RVA Makers Gift Guide.

Abby Waller is a frequent RVANews contributor, AND has a jam business in addition to her actual full-time job? Abby, how do you even do it all! Anyway, she’s always jam-slinging in farmers markets, so we asked her to put together a very homemade gift guide for Valentine’s Day. Fair warning, it includes her jam because it just didn’t seem right to leave it out, it is so delicious.

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A bar or two of goat Soap from the Freckled Farm Soap Company

Starting at $5.50 per bar

The Freckled Farm Soap Company is a goat milk soap company out of Goochland. They looooove making soap, and they do it right with only natural ingredients. All soaps are made with raw goat milk, high quality natural oils, and aromatherapy grade essential oils. Grab a bar or two from Union Market, Ellwood Thompson’s, Little House Green Grocery or direct from their website.

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Facial Serum by Maven Made


This wonderful anti-aging, acne-busting, complexion-brightening serum combines all-natural essential oils that offer properties of rejuvenation plus regeneration. Expect a smoother skin, faded scars, reduction in fine lines and a whole lot of compliments. Grab some from Shields Market, Orange on Cary Street, Union Market or from Maven Made’s etsy shop.

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dayum jam

Dayum This Is My Jam “Mix Tape” gift box set


Got a jam fanatic on your hands? Get three jars of locally made and musically punny jam, salsa, or pickles in an easy-to-carry gift box. Simply order online at, pick any three jars, and write “Vday Box” in the notes at check out to have it boxed up all pretty for your sweetie. Or let us do the selecting for you and choose the pre-made VDAY Gift Box. Worried about it getting there in time? Come on by the (indoor) Lakeside Farmer’s Market this Saturday the 13th to pick your jams from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM and save up to 25%!

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A week of meals by Savvy and Well with Gabrielle


Have your own personal chef customize a menu for you, do the grocery shopping, cooking and cleanup in your kitchen while leaving your fridge full of delicious dinner entrees that just happen to be healthy. You may find yourself less stressed with fewer cravings and feeling better overall from this experience. Pick up your gift certificate at the Lakeside Farmer’s Market this Saturday the 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or check out for more info.

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Abby Waller

Abby Waller has lived in Richmond most of her life. She adores the gritty city and through her blog she attempts to capture its quirks and awesomeness.

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