Event is designed to bring local food producers and buyers together.
The Roanoke Valley’s premier regional food networking event for local food producers and retail, commercial, and institutional buyers is scheduled for November 1. The purchase and consumption of locally grown foods contributes to the environmental, economic, and health of our region. By providing a space where local growers and buyers can meet and network, organizers hope to help cultivate relationships that will ultimately ignite and sustain a local foods movement in the greater Roanoke Valley.
Monday, November 1, 2010
• 2:00 p.m. – New farmers will attend an hour-long resources fair where
they can pickup information on services and organizations available to
support their efforts.
• 3:00 p.m. – “Field to Fork” event formally begins with a panel and
interactive discussion with the audience on best practices for successfully
buying and selling locally grown food.
• 7:00 p.m. – The day will culminate with a dinner prepared by the Culinary
Institute at Virginia Western featuring local foods purchased from or donated by event attendees.
Claude Moore Education Complex and Dumas Center Roanoke
Media Note: “Field to Fork” is organized by VT EarthWorks, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Jamisons’ Orchard, Runner-bean.com, Roanoke Natural Foods Cooperative, and economic development offices from Roanoke and Roanoke County with generous financial support from Roanoke County, Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke Regional Partnerships, VA FAIRS, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Vinton, Virginia Tech, and local businesses.
Submitted by: Teresa Hall