Healthy food and wellness options seven days a week at Agoria Market

Table of Contents Kombucha on tapMembership savingsCrypto meetup PETERSBURG – Joseph “Joey” Puletti is on

PETERSBURG – Joseph “Joey” Puletti is on a mission to provide accessible healthy food and wellness options to Petersburg and surrounding areas.

Now open across the street from the historic Petersburg Courthouse, Agoria Market LLC’s focus is in the development of local food systems to increase access to healthy and local food options.

Agoria’s products are intentionally chosen to provide individuals with produce, pre-made meals, bulk dry goods, herbs, supplements, snacks, lifestyle accessories, and other essentials.

Items on sale at Agoria Market in Petersburg, Va.

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“With a lot of help from friends, Virginia vendors, and local contractors, I am humbled to lead this community-driven effort to rejuvenate a historic building and be a part of a thriving and bustling downtown Petersburg,” Agoria Market founder Puletti of Moseley, said.

The new health food and wellness market serves as a gathering place for customers, farmers, food producers, makers, educators, health practitioners, and entrepreneurs.

Locals check out the new Agoria Market in Petersburg.

Locals check out the new Agoria Market in Petersburg.

“Many of our members from the Tri-cities area have been saying it is hard to get fresh organic local produce and other goods because they don’t have time to go to Richmond, so here is your chance,” posted Ken and Jackie Capecci of Chesterfield on Facebook.

“What a great spot! So stoked for this health food store. Awesome selection of products,” Alex Bayer said in his Google review. “Get you some goodies, lots of yummy chocolate, and kombucha.”

Kombucha on tap

Kombucha, a fermented, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea drink, is served on tap at the new market.

“Great selection of local, organic, and healthy options. From local produce, mushrooms, kombucha, chocolate, coffee, tea, to bulk options – they’ve got everything you’re looking for,” Brandon Wood stated in his Google review. “Great selection, beautiful interior – you’re going to want to visit – and probably have a hard time leaving.”

Cedar Wood of Charles City presents Agoria Market founder Joey Puletti with Zinnias to welcome the new business to Petersburg.

Cedar Wood of Charles City presents Agoria Market founder Joey Puletti with Zinnias to welcome the new business to Petersburg.

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Membership savings

The Agoria Membership program began recently. Members who pay $10 annually will receive exclusive offers.

“Not only do you get this cool card to make all your friends jealous,” Puletti quipped. “You’ll also get 5% off every purchase.”

Agoria Market offers vegans and vegetarians a great selection of products to purchase including fresh, local mushrooms: lion’s mane, maitake, oysters, and shiitake.

Patrons can also pick up a fresh loaf of bread baked at Sub Rosa Bakery in Richmond and a bag of Legacy Roasting coffee made in Hopewell.

Agoria Market in Petersburg, Va.

Agoria Market in Petersburg, Va.

Crypto meetup

Agoria Market hosted their first event night, a cryptocurrency meetup, on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that can be used to buy goods and services and uses an online ledger with strong cryptography to secure online transactions. The meetup was open to all knowledge levels.

“This store is incredible. They carry unique and healthy items,” Margarita Prokofyeva’s Google review stated. “I know that I can trust any product I get here to be mindfully sourced. Thank you for bringing such a gem to Petersburg.”

Stock up on items for Thanksgiving such as beans, rice, sweet potatoes, squash, apples, collards, kale, cranberries, pumpkins, vegan cheese, desserts, and vegan pumpkin pie.

Agoria Market in Petersburg, Va.

Agoria Market in Petersburg, Va.

Check out the new business located at 224 N. Sycamore Street Monday – Friday 12 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 -5 p.m.

For more information about the market and future events, visit AgoriaMarket.com, call (804) 401-8161, and follow them on Instagram @agoriamarket.

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