WV Food & Farm Coalition News

Fall is here, and so is our newsletter! There's a lot going on in West Virginia's Food & Farm world, so read on to jump right in. 

Here's just a few of the things you'll find here:
  • Funding available for 2 Mobile Markets in 6 WV Counties!
  • Upcoming events like the Southeast Foodshed Farm Gathering and WV Women's Agriculture Conference!
  • All the latest news on FSMA from our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition! 
  • An AmeriCorps opportunities at the Alderson Community Food Hub!
  • A recap of our trip to Alleghany Meats in Monterey, VA. 
  • Local news about Food Access projects in the Southern Coalfields, and an interview with Grow Ohio Valley's Executive Director, Ken Peralta! 
Thanks for reading!

Are you ready to see more fresh produce in the Kanawha Valley? These grants will support projects that combine innovation, collaboration and education with a mobile market to directly serve limited resource families in the 6 county region. Read on! 

Our three policies have the potential to put more local grown, healthy food on the plates of West Virginians and increase markets for many West Virginia farmers and value added food producers. The policies are: 1) Creating a Cottage Food Law, 2) A Local Food Sourcing Law for Public Institutions, and 3) A Tax Incentive for Food Producers for the cost of harvesting, storing, and transporting food donations. Go vote now!

Upcoming Events
For a complete list of events visit http://wvfoodandfarm.org/news-media/events
Webinar: FSIS on CIS Program for State-Inspected Meat & Poultry PlantsSept 23, 3-4pm, Online
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
Introduction to BeekeepingOct 4, 11am, All Things Herbal, Fairmont, 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
Greenbrier Valley Farm Feast 2015Oct 23-24, Davis, WV
 2016: Futureharvest/CASA Beginning Farmer Training ProgramYearlong, Maryland
2015 Organic Certification Cost Share ProgramSeptember 30, 2015
 Target Foundation Field Trip GrantsSeptember 30, 2015
 Captain Planet Foundation Small GrantSeptember 30, 2015
 Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center GrantsSeptember 30, 2015
Jamba Juice: All About Fruits And Veggies GrantsOct 2, 2015
CSX Small Grants Program For Transporting Healthy FoodOct 5, 2015
Northeast SARE Partnership GrantsOct 5, 2015
 Ben & Jerry's Grassroots Organizing for Social Change ProgramOctober 15, 2015
 Organic Hardship Assistance - The Bricmont FundOctober 23, 2015
 American Association of University Women Career Development GrantDec 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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