Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Field to Fork

Are you a food producer looking to expand your business to include restaurants, grocery stores or even institutions?

Are you a food business looking for local meat, vegetables, cheese, wine, honey, etc... ?

Then join us for Field to Fork – Cultivating our Regional Food Network!

Field to Fork is the greater Roanoke Valley’s premier event designed to cultivate regional food networks by linking established and potential local food producers with retail, commercial, and institutional buyers.

Date: November 1, 2010
Time: 3-8 pm
Place: Claude Moore Education Complex and Dumas Center in downtown Roanoke

Who should attend?
Producers of meat, vegetables, fruit, dairy, and/or honey that want to connect with regional buyers.
Grocery stores, restaurants, institutional buyers, and schools interested in purchasing food from local producers.
Beginning farmers and new buyers are welcome.
After networking, end the evening in celebration over a delicious dinner of local food and wine prepared by the Culinary Institute at Virginia Western!

To register on line visit
You can also download a registration form, agenda and directions by opening the attached pdf.

After you register, each attendee will be provided a guide describing the best way to prepare for the meeting.

Please note:
Because space is limited this event is not intended for the general public and is available to producers and buyers on a first come first served basis.

Field to Fork is brought to you by:

VT EarthWorks in collaboration with City of Salem, the Culinary Institute at Virginia Western, Ferrum College, Jamisons’ Orchard, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Roanoke Natural Foods Cooperative, Roanoke Regional Partnership,, Town of Vinton, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia FAIRS, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Christy Gabbard at or by calling (540) 767-6114.
Thank you!

Christy Gabbard
Director, Catawba Sustainability Center &
VT EarthWorks
- accelerating land-based businesses

Outreach & International Affairs
Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 701
Roanoke VA 24016
(540) 767-6114 - office
(540) 558-8010 - mobile
(509) 355-8953 - fax

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