WV Food & Farm Coalition News

August is hot, farmers markets are hopping, and this summer is shaping up to be another great one for local food in West Virginia - just check out some of the news stories we've collected below. 

It looks like September and October are going to be full of a lot of events, and we hope we get to see you out there! 

It's a bit late, but thanks to everyone that made it out to the Barn Dance in Elkins in July! Our board member Mike Kwasniewski and his crew put on a great and tasty show. 

Until next time,
The WV Food & Farm Coalition 

Are you looking for a job that will benefit West Virginia's local food system? We've just got word that our friends at WVU Foodlink are hiring three Food Justice Outreach Coordinators. Read on!

This webinar highlighted the great work being done at two Mobile Farmers Markets: Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling, and My Mobile Market in Williamson. This is the second season of operation for both of these markets, and both markets had great experiences to share. Read on!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
Webinar: Environmental Benefits of Organic AgricultureAugust 27, 1pm, Online
WV Urban Agriculture Conference Sept 17-19, Institute, WV
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
WV School Garden SymposiumSept 26, Charleston, WV
 Appalachian Food SummitSept 26, Abingdon, VA
 Mushroom Cultivation & Application CourseOct 2-4, Asheville, NC
WV Healthy Bodies, Healthy SpiritsOct 3, Buckhannon, WV
 Carolina Meat ConferenceOct 12-13, Winston-Salem, NC
WV Agriculture Innovation ShowcaseOct 16-17, Moorefield, WV
West Virginia Women in Agriculture ConferenceOct 23-24, Davis, WV
 2016: Futureharvest/CASA Beginning Farmer Training ProgramYearlong, Maryland
Lowe's Community Partner GrantAugust 28, 2015
Job: Cook, Martinsburg VA CenterSept 4, 2015
 Local Foods, Local Places 2015Sept 15, 2015
CSX Healthy Food Transportation GrantsSept 18, 2015
2015 Organic Certification Cost Share ProgramSeptember 30, 2015
 Target Foundation Field Trip GrantsSeptember 30, 2015
Northeast SARE Partnership GrantsOct 5, 2015
 Ben & Jerry's Grassroots Organizing for Social Change ProgramOctober 15, 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
West Virginia Foodshed News
National Food News
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