It’s not too late to register for the local foods workshop scheduled for
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mountain Run Farm
2734 Charlemont Road, Big Island, VA 24526 - http://www.mountainrunfarm.com/
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at noon.
Your investment is $5 per person or $10 per family
To Register: Contact Bruce Jones at the Appomattox Extension office by calling 434-352-8244!
· The September 24 workshop will be held at Bedford County’s Mountain Run Farm which specializes in pasture-based meats. The session will focus on “Keeping you business and your customers safe.” The program includes:
o Dr. Martha Walker reviewing liability issues related to visitors on the farm.
o Bud Anderson, VDACS, will discuss rules and regulations governing direct marketing of food products.
o Dr. Rob Williams, VCE Specialist, will provide guidance on food safety and Good Agricultural Practices.
o Mountain Run Farm will share their experience in the local food business.
Remember another programs on Local Foods is planned for . . .
· October 29 at Black Eagle Farm in Nelson County where the discussion will relate to marketing and distribution models. Black Eagle has developed a diversified livestock operation that includes sheep, cattle, goats and organic eggs.
All workshops will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 12 noon.
A registration fee of $5 per person or $10 per family per workshop will be collected to help defray program expenses. For more information and to register, call Scott Baker, Bedford County Office, at 540-586-7675.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Scott Baker, Bedford County Office, at 540-586-7675 during business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.