Tag: local food
Seven years ago an idea to bring more locally grown food to the people of Central Virginia took root in a unique business plan.
A November 2014 op-ed piece in The Washington Post entitled “How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions of American Lives” makes the case for President Obama to sign into law an executive order establishing a national food policy for managing the nation’s food system as a whole.
It may be winter, but many Virginia farms are planning for the warmer, bountiful months ahead and offering Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions for the upcoming season.
Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division today presented the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with more than $30,000. Kroger is donating $5,000 of the total for a new refrigerated trailer for the Food Bank to pick up and deliver food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in its area.
What needs to happen for Americans to value fresh, healthy, local food more? The annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference has become a meeting ground to discuss that question and many others.
Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, which will be chaired by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.
There’s a lot of buzz about local food, but what about local plants? Native plants are those that are indigenous to a region and possess traits that make them uniquely adapted to local conditions.
Virginia’s public elementary, middle and high schools serve 670,000 lunches, 250,000 breakfasts and 7,240 afterschool snacks each day.
Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.
Building a vibrant local economy requires many interlocking pieces – from local food, to local fuel, to the local finances to bring these initiatives to fruition.
Project GROWS is a nonprofit community farm with the mission of improving the overall health among children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.
Mary Baldwin College, the Staunton Creative Community Fund and Valley Conservation Council are joining forces to co-host Staunton’s Food Day Festivities on Thursday from 4-7 pm at Mary Baldwin’s Hunt Dining Hall.
Virginia received funding from three participating programs aimed at strengthening organic local and regional food systems through projects that recruit and train farmers, expand economic opportunities, and increase access to healthy foods.
Food Lion is partnering with its customers to help solve hunger by launching specially marked Food Lion Feeds bagged apples for sale in its stores this week.
This week, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters launched Feeding Virginia, a year-long campaign against hunger.
Pomegranate Restaurant and Gathering Place in Troutville is hosting an event that will provide an opportunity to meet a local farmer and include a special menu of local foods.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that three projects were awarded $60,000 in planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture & Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).
The sale of agricultural products, both nationally and in Virginia, reached a record high in 2012, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Just before spring came to Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation that could mean a new beginning for many Virginia farmers and local food operations.
Some Virginia fast-food restaurants are beginning to advertise the fact that they serve grass-fed beef, and such products are popular at farmers’ markets and local butchers around the state.
I may be able to buy local stuff easily, but it’s not always the same for restaurants. That’s why I was so happy to see a restaurant like Jake’s Bar and Grill open up in our quaint little downtown.
I’ve been trying to figure out what to bring to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Jessica and I discussed a couple of options and came to the Pumpkin Butter idea! It worked out perfectly because the local Farm Market had these amazing Heirloom Pumpkins that were grown locally.
“How Staunton Can Become the Local Food Capital of the East Coast” presentation by City Councilman Erik Curren followed by discussion. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments served. Event set for Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-8:30 pm.
To commemorate the wealth of farm-to-table dining options in the area, Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services worked with Appeal Production to produce a local food video.
Change your life? Really? If you think that food is food is food, that might sound like hype. Does it really matter whether your eggs came from California via a grocery store or from the Shenandoah Valley via a local farmer?
The new year is a time for planning ahead—for both farmers and consumers. For Virginia households that are interested in joining a community-supported agriculture business in 2013, now is the time to register and pay for a share of locally grown foods that will be available later in the year.