West Virginia Food Program Needs Your 2 Cents!

Input Sought on Attitudes Toward Locally Grown Food


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 industry in the Greenbrier Valley region of West Virginia—an area in the southeastern corner of the state that is home to more than 56,000 people.

“We’re conducting a brief, online survey of residents, businesses and tourists to the Greenbrier Valley region to get their opinions on producing, serving and eating locally grown food,” said India Keller, GVLFI Coordinator. “This is one of the quickest ways we can gather some of the key information we need for our local food initiative.”

Farmers, restaurants and other food businesses—as well as food-buying consumers—located in, near or traveling through the Greenbrier Valley region, are encouraged to take the five-minute survey.

The survey will be open through November 6, and the link to the survey is posted on GVLFI’s website:

“All responses will be kept confidential,” Keller said, “and participants will also be able to enter a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card.”

GVLFI will use the information gathered to further develop its local foods certification and branding program, Greenbrier Valley Grown (GVG). “The GVG program works to provide consumers with information about where their food is produced,” Keller said. “The GVG logo certifies that ‘local’ foods are, in fact, locally produced, so when consumers see the GVG logo—on a product, at a restaurant or at the local farmers’ market—they can be sure that those foods being sold as ‘local’ truly are local.”

“We hope we can count on area farmers, restauranteurs, residents and tourists to Greenbrier Valley to help us better support the Greenbrier Valley regional economy by taking this quick survey,” Keller said.


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