Tag: 2015

Op-ed: A Few Changes Would Enable WV to Buy from its Own Growers

November 23, 2015   Tags:

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Joey Aloi is former Appalachian transition fellow…


Good luck to our outgoing AmeriCorps VISTA, and hello to our new one!

November 13, 2015   Tags:

On November 20th, Garnet Bruell will complete his two years of…


Op-ed: How Can We Divert Leftover Produce to Needy Tables?

October 30, 2015   Tags:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Jean Simpson is executive director at Manna…


What’s Next for West Virginia Food Hubs?

October 22, 2015   Tags:

With the Fall 2015 National Good Food Network Food Hub Training under…


Report: Food Hub Training

October 21, 2015   Tags:

On September 10th, 2015, over 35 people gathered at the Alderson…


WVU College of Law Class Focuses on West Virginia Local Food Policy Issues

October 6, 2015   Tags:

This fall, students at the WVU College of Law are putting…


Travel Blog: Attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Nashville, Day 1

October 4, 2015   Tags:

This is part 1 in a series by Garnet Bruell, an AmeriCorps…


Research: How do severed mineral estates affect West Virginia’s farmers?

October 1, 2015   Tags:

We worked with Vermont Law School graduate Sarah Danly, to explore…


Will You Be The Alderson Food Hub’s Newest AmeriCorps Volunteer?

September 8, 2015   Tags:

This is a great position with the Alderson Community Food Hub…


Report: Alleghany Meats Tour

September 3, 2015   Tags:

On August 28th, 2015, over a dozen individuals and organizations met…


Join Us At The Statewide Policy Summit in Charleston, Sept 14 & 15.

September 1, 2015   Tags:

Do you want to see more local food wins during the…


Food Hub Mini-Grant Updates

August 27, 2015   Tags:

Back in June, we were able to grant funding to five…


Guest Blog: Hunting and Gathering in the ‘Wood

August 26, 2015   Tags:

Note: This piece originally appeared in The Nicholas Chronicle. It is…


Report: Webinar Highlights Mobile Farmers Market Progress

August 19, 2015   Tags:

On August 11th, we held a webinar highlighting the great work…


WVU’s Foodlink Hiring Food Justice Outreach Coordinators

August 17, 2015   Tags:

Are you looking for a job that will benefit West Virginia’s…


WV Mobile Markets Will Share Project Details on August 12 Webinar

July 30, 2015   Tags:

Charleston, West Virginia, July 30, 2015 – You may have shopped…


Our 2016 Policy Priorities!

July 9, 2015   Tags:

It may be the middle of summer, but the West Virginia…


Farm to Restaurant Webinar Focuses on Best Practices, Price Calculator

“I’d love to buy local – but it’s too expensive!” We’ve…


2015 Food Hub Mini-Grants Awarded

Mount Hope, West Virginia — Are you ready to eat local…


Food and Farm Practitioners Receive Advocacy Training

June 19, 2015   Tags:

Over 50 local food system practitioners and advocates convened for the…


WVU Graduate Thesis Profiles West Virginia Farms

May 28, 2015   Tags:

Rachel Yoke recently graduated from WVU with an MS in Journalism, and has released…


Meat Processor Training Covers Employment, Equipment, Value-Adding

Meat Processing businesses are a potential growth area in West Viginia’s local…


Harvard Food Policy & Law Clinic will Attend June 16 Policy & Advocacy Training in Summersville

May 20, 2015   Tags:

We have exciting news for West Virginia food policy enthusiasts! The Harvard…


WV Food Hubs Gain Momentum At Heart & Hand Workshop

On April 22nd, 35 people from over 20 organizations involved in…


Public Invited to Attend Local Food Policy & Advocacy Training & Create Legislative Goals

Summersville, West Virginia, May 4th, 2015 – How can West Virginia…


Feedback Requested: Farm Incubator Model For West Virginia

When and where will West Virginia grow the next generation of…


Mobile Markets Provide Local Food Access & Economic Opportunity in West Virginia

If you wanted to buy fresh local food, where would you…


Join The Eastern Panhandle Local Food Buyer-Grower Directory

Are you a local producer or purchaser (such as a restaurant )…


Press Release: $3,500 Grants Available For The Development of WV Food Hubs: Application Support Meeting Will Be Held in Philippi on April 22

March 26, 2015   Tags:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Smith, WVFFC Program Coordinator, msmith@wvfoodandfarm.org, 304-877-7920,…


Report: Meat Facilities Training Highlights Economic Opportunity of Meat Processing

The local production and sale of meat is an economic opportunity…


WVHUB: The Story Behind WV Food & Farm Victories

The West Virginia Community Development Hub, the parent organization of the…


Food Hub Mini-Grants: Funding For Local Food Aggregation Projects in WV

March 9, 2015   Tags:

The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition is offering three mini-grants…


Report: 2015 Small Farm Conference Food Hub Track

Across the United States, Food Hubs – single points of sale…


Photos: 2015 Winter Blues Farmers Market

Lamb is available. The civic center was bustling with people happy…


WVFFC & Partner Events at the Small Farm Conference

February 26, 2015   Tags:

Here’s where you can find us at the 2015 Small Farm…


Meat Working Group & Value Chain Cluster Initiative team up for training

MEAT Your Profit Potential: A First Hand Look at New Opportunities for…


Road Map Conference 2015 Shifted To Webinar

Due to inclement winter weather, the West Virginia Food & Farm…


Op-Ed: The Need for a Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative Business Statute

February 9, 2015   Tags:

Kevin Johnson is the President of the Board of Directors for…