Registration Now Open for the 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference!

Registration for the 2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference is now open! This year’s conference will be of interest to producers, buyers, community and agricultural development officials, policymakers, and food system stakeholders. The event features a pre-conference tour, along with … Continue reading

2016 Virginia Farm to Table Conference: Cultivating Healthy Farms and Resilient Communities

By Eric Bendfeldt There continues to be keen interest in the health and resilience of farms and communities across Virginia. Farms and communities face a multitude of challenges today that range in complexity and urgency. Therefore, farms and communities have … 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