Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Catawba Farmers' Market

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

There’s a Foxx guarding the ag-policy henhouse

"...Know Your Farmer is essentially a website. it gathers up and spotlights a hodgepodge of existing programs, funded by the 2008 Farm Bill, that direct modest amounts of money to rebuilding local and regional food systems and supporting new farmers.

That's actually a significant service. The USDA's own site is infamously unwieldy and impossible to navigate. Without Know Your Farmer, the few progressive federal ag programs we have—for example, ones that that help make farmers markets accessible to low-income mothers, or help small farmers launch profitable food businesses—would likely wither on the vine."

Read the rest of the story here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Catawba Farmers' Market

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Growing Cut Flowers for Market

Join us for a Workshop: Growing Cut Flowers for MarketCost: $65/$55 for VT EarthWorks members
Register online: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/growflowers
Registration Deadline - Friday, June 24.

Do you know producers looking for ways to add to their bottom line? Are you a grower considering cut flowers for sale? If so, this workshop will be quite helpful.

VT Earthworks, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension and the VT Department of Horticulture, is hosting a summer workshop on “Growing Cut Flowers for Market” on June 29, 2011 at the Catawba Sustainability Center. This workshop is for growers who currently sell or want to sell cut flowers to direct or wholesale markets. Please share this opportunity with growers in your area. Limited number of scholarships available.

For more information, contact Christy Gabbard at 540 767 6114 or at cgunnels@vt.edu.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Catawba Market June 16th

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cut Flower Workshop

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