WV Food & Farm Coalition News

The heat of summer is really when the Local Food movement gets moving - and these last few weeks have been no different. We've heard a few great stories recently: 

There was so much good news we probably even missed some! We've got a lot of irons in the fire right now - figuring out some good ways for you to support our work, supporting local Food Hubs and Mobile Markets, looking at the opportunities in niche meat production... it's an exciting time! 


Until next time, have a food & farm friendly week!



The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition 

We are now seeking qualified candidates to serve with us at the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone who wants to start a career helping farmers and food businesses, building local food systems, or improving access to healthy local food. Read on!

Join us at 11am on August 12th for a webinar highlighting the successes and challenges of two of West Virginia's Mobile Markets. Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling and My Mobile Market in Williamson. This webinar does not require registration and is open to the public.  Read on!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
PASA Summer ConferenceAugust 6-7, Centre Hall, PA
 Webinar: WV Mobile MarketsAugust 12, 11am, Online
Webinar: The Impact of Shale Energy Development on Food Access in Rural CommunitiesAugust 18, 2:00 PM, Online
 WV Mobile Market WebinarAugust 12, 11am, Online
WV State Fair August 14-23, Fairlea, WV
Webinar: Environmental Benefits of Organic AgricultureAugust 27, 1pm, Online
WV Urban Agriculture Conference Sept 17, 2015
Mother Earth News FairSept 18-20, Seven Springs, PA
 WV Nature Wonder Wild Food WeekendSept 18-20, Cairo, WV
Create WV ConferenceSept 24-26, Fayetteville, WV
 Appalachian Food SummitSept 26, Abingdon, VA
 Carolina Meat ConferenceOct 12-13, Winston-Salem, NC
West Virginia Women in Agriculture ConferenceOct 23-24, Davis, WV
Golden Carrot AwardAugust 15, 2015
Lowe's Community Partner GrantAugust 28, 2015
 Local Foods, Local Places 2015Sept 15, 2015
CSX Healthy Food Transportation GrantsSept 18, 2015
2015 Organic Certification Cost Share ProgramSeptember 30, 2015
 WV Farm Service Agency - Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program & Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised FishVarious (Fall, Winter)
 Home Depot Community Impact GrantsOngoing
 Wild Ones Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature AreasOngoing
  Wholesome Wave: How to Choose a Business StructureToolkit
West Virginia Foodshed News
National Food News
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