Farm Fresh Supermarkets was founded in 1957 by David Furman. The name was chosen from entries that were submitted by local residents of Norfolk, Virginia. The company operates a chain of supermarkets, mainly in the state of Virginia.
The company currently has 42 locations which operate under the Farm Fresh name. Most of the company’s growth in the 1980’s-1990’s came from acquisitions, such as Giant Open Air Markets in 1986 and Lou Smith Markets in 1990. The company is best known for having one stop shopping, including in-store pharmacies, bakeries, and deli departments. The company also offers a beer, wine, and spirit loyalty card.
Farm Fresh Supermarkets operates as a subsidiary of SuperValu, who acquired the company in 1999. Headquarters are still located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.