‘Virginia Farm to Table Plan’ available online
April 12, 2012
BLACKSBURG—The recently released Virginia Farm to Table Plan: A Strategic Plan for Strengthening Virginia’s Food System and Economic Future can be downloaded from Virginia Cooperative Extension’s website at pubs.ext.vt.edu/CV/CV-3/CV-3.html
Additional resources related to the plan can be found at virginiafoodsystemcouncil.org and virginiafarmtotable.org
The entrepreneurial initiative contains 38 distinct recommendations related to business and production management; market development; food system planning, management and policy; food security; food safety; diet and health; and implementation. It includes a recent challenge to Virginia households to buy $10 of locally grown food and other farm products each week.
Contact Eric Bendfeldt, Extension community viability specialist, at 540-432-6029 or Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Extension community viability specialist, at 804-524-5494.