On December 8, the Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative, an initiative of the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, will be hosting a Greenbrier Valley Convening to share local food production and marketing activities in the Greenbrier Valley and across the “Corridor” between VA and OH, through WV. The gathering will draw participants from the region and across state lines.
Presenters from Sprouting Farms farm incubator, producer cooperative Monroe Farm Market, and the local food grocer and distributor Alderson Community Food Hub will present about their efforts to support local foods growth and marketing in the region.
Attendees will also learn about opportunities to get involved with the so-called “Corridor” project, through which numerous organizations are collaborating to build a regional food distribution route between Athens Ohio and Duffield VA, where Appalachian Sustainable Development’s food hub is located.
After a morning of presentations in Lewisburg, participants will travel to Greenville to see the new Monroe Farm Market aggregation facility.
The convening is being conducted as part of the WV Local Food Corridor Project, a USDA-funded project managed by Natural Capital Investment Fund and Value Chain Cluster Initiative (VC2) with numerous partner organizations.
This convening is an excellent opportunity to network and share about projects, tour the Monroe Farm Market facility in Greenville, and identify opportunities to connect and collaborate across our region.
To learn more or register for the event, see http://tinyurl.com/GVdecember8, or call VC2 at 304-692-1044.