Our Story

Our Story - Tom Leonard and Family

Tom Leonard grew up in Norwalk, CT and started his career in the family business. Stew Leonard’s had become the world’s largest dairy store by the time Tom was a teenager, and he was determined to help the business grow while putting his own stamp on things. In 1986, Tom built the second family store in Danbury, CT and was nationally recognized by the Small Business Administration as one of the “Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs in America”.

After a successful career at Stew Leonard’s, Tom decided to strike out on his own, taking what he learned from his parents and his years at Stew Leonard’s and applying it to his own business. Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market opened its doors to Richmond, Virginia on March 9, 2004 with a mission to create happy customers by focusing on quality and value.

Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market is a small, family-owned business that believes in supporting local Virginia farms whenever possible. Because we source only the best fruits and vegetables directly from our network of growers, you’ll find the freshest produce in town at a terrific price! We are proud to be recognized twice by Richmond Magazine as both the #1 Best Food Find and the #1 place to purchase produce in Richmond! We have also been voted by the US Local Business Association as the Best Grocery Store in Glen Allen, VA.