Registration for the 2018 Virginia Farm to Table Conference is Open!

Please register for the 2018 Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference at https://tinyurl.com/VAFT2018. Plan to attendĀ to hear mind-stretching ideas and instruction! Speakers and panelists will address and share their experiences about the microbial roots of life and health, agricultural behavioral health, food security, … Continue reading

Encouraging Better Nutrition for Individuals and Families: SNAP Resources

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is a government-funded initiative aimed at preventing hunger and encouraging better nutrition. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low income individuals and families. SNAP can be used like a debit … Continue reading

Eat Local, Buy Local for Community and the Economy

The Virginia Food System Council and its participating organizations would like to encourage you to take the $10 a week challenge to grow Virginia’s economy. The challenge is one way to bolster local markets for Virginia farmers and increase opportunities … Continue reading

Why is a Community-Based Food System Important?

Virginia communities face a multitude of economic, environmental, and social challenges. The prolonged recession has generated a sense of urgency and has triggered discussions about community economic development strategies that will promote short-term economic recovery and long-term economic vitality, community … Continue reading