Local Food News

Local Food News

The Southeast WV Foodshed Gathering is Monday, November 2nd, at the State Fairgrounds. Workshops on business planning, marketing and distribution, season extension, profitable high-tunnel production, small farm mechanization and more!

Register today and get the early bird price of just $10 before October 11th.

West Virginia Food Program Needs Your 2 Cents!

Input Sought on Attitudes Toward Locally Grown Food TAKE THE SURVEY NOW Maxwelton, WV—The Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative (GVLFI) needs the input of residents, businesses and tourists in and around the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. Turn your “2 cents” into a chance to win $100! Created in 2010, the Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative is a project of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation. GVLFI’s mission is to support local projects and organizations that increase economic return to the agriculture...

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Putting Local on the Menu with Anthony Flaccavento

With the help of the Value Chain Cluster Initiative (VC2) and the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, we brought on Anthony Flaccavento from Rural Scale to give an online seminar (webinar) about how restaurants can incorporate more local foods into their menus.  He discussed the 5 best practices and gave an overview of the Local Foods Cost Calculator, a tool he developed in tandem with chefs and restaurants owners. The calculator helps buyers see the price breakdown per plate or serving and understand how much it will affect...

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New Date for Foodshed Gathering!

A new date and location has been set for the Southeast Foodshed Gathering. The event will be held in the Cecil H. Underwood Youth Center at the WV State Fairgrounds in Fairlea, WV on November 2, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the West Virginia Farmers Market Association by email at ataylor.wvfma@gmail.com, or by phone at (276) 971-6658....

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Join us for an Interactive Webinar on June 16th: Putting Local on the Menu

Market trends indicate consumers desire to eat locally grown foods. Join us to explore how your restaurant could take advantage of this trend. Anthony Flaccavento, of SCALE, Inc, will lead the webinar and share his research, knowledge and experience. Attend this webinar to learn: – 5 best practices putting local on your menu using the Local Foods Calculator – the true costs of capturing local food dollars – to analyze what works best for your menu For more information, click here: Putting Local on the Menu...

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