April 24, 2015
Food Entrepreneur Workshop
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pre-Registration is Required.
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17
Contact: Allie Hill
April 28, 2015
Virginia Farmers Market Managers Training
Pepsi Building, 661 Craghead Street,
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn the ABC’s of accepting EBT/SNAP at your market plus market development and support featuring a round table discussion on market management, vendor recruitment, food safety and other topics of interest for market success. Building better markets through better managers. Onsite assistance with SNAP authorization will be available. Registration is free but you must register by April 24 by calling 804.786.3938 or email email@example.com
April 28, 2015
Local Food Systems: Farmers’ Market Vendor Training
661 Craghead Street
Learn about sales tax, scales and labeling, pricing for success and about liability for better market sales for the upcoming season. Dinner will be included.
Program is free but registration is required. Please contact Kenny Porzio at
434.797.8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register
April 29, 2015
Urban Food Desert Symposium
1302 Victor Street, Richmond
Presentations, dialogues and a resource expo with dynamic speakers from: Shalom Farms, Virginia State University, Tricycle Gardens, 31st Street Baptist Church Urban Farmer’s Market, Renew Richmond, Richmond City Health Department and more
May 6 & 7, 2015
The Southern Virginia New Economy Summit
The Colonial Theatre
220 S. Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill, Virginia
Join Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones to learn how your locality can thrive in this new, diverse economy. Learn new ideas for development, available resources, and the partnerships that can make it all happen. Learn to use tourism development as a tool for economic restructuring and why involving youth in your strategies is important to our New Economy. Registration is free, click here to register.
May 15, 2015
Strawberry Field Day in McKenney
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Westover Farms located at 21604 Westover Drive, McKenney.
Free and open to the public, field day topics will feature discussions on production, harvesting and post-harvest handling techniques used to grow strawberries for local markets. To register or for more information, contact Mollie Klein at 804.524.5960 or email email@example.com.
June 16, 2015
VSU/USDA Small Farm Outreach and Berry Field Day
VSU’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Contact Mark Klingman at 804.524.5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org