RICHMOND—People interested in purchasing locally grown foods can connect with farmers Feb. 26 during the second annual Local Food Networks Conference
The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Virginia Farm Bureau’s home office, 12580 West Creek Parkway in Goochland County. It is for farmers, farmers’ market managers, school system employees, community representatives and any other groups or individuals interested in improving local food systems.
A networking session will allow farmers to connect with restaurant representatives and other buyers, and scheduled workshops will focus on safe food handling and risk management.
Registration is $20 and includes lunch and all conference materials. The conference is being sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability, the Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Lulu’s Local Foods.
Contact Chris Cook, VFBF assistant director of rural development, at 804-290-1111.