Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Local Foods Workshops

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 -

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.

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