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Thursday
15
MAR

New Markets for New River Growers

17:30
19:30
Greenbrier Valley Grown
Event organized by Greenbrier Valley Grown

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Growers, restaurateurs, and local food advocates are invited to join the Fayette County Resource Coordinator's Office as we launch new initiatives designed to increase sales of food and farm products from the New River Gorge region. Learn how you can get involved!

Dinner and dessert provided! 🍽️

Join us to find out more about...

🌱 Plans for the Whitlock Farm project:

The proposed model for the project includes leased land for crops and grazing, high tunnel space, aggregation and storage facilities, an education center, a renewable energy project, and conservation and recreation areas. Join us to learn about next steps and project priorities!

http://www.fayettetribune.com/news/incubator-farm-a-step-closer/article_c6742486-0710-11e8-aad7-e7957eb5b86d.html

Read the 2017 feasibility assessment: http://bit.ly/whitlockfarm

🌱 Regional aggregation and distribution of food and farm products:

The Greenbrier Valley Grown/Refresh Appalachia food hub is quickly becoming the largest local food distribution network in Southern West Virginia, and New River farmers can utilize the network to connect with customers and increase sales. GVG staff will present the details of their program on March 15, and provide information for local farmers to sign up.

https://www.facebook.com/GreenbrierValleyGrown/

https://www.facebook.com/refreshappalachia/

🌱 Local food branding and marketing initiatives to create a unique identity for producers in the New River Gorge region.

Come to the meeting to see our new design concepts!

🏡 The Fayette County Resource Coordinator serves the Fayette County Commission by providing community and economic development project management, comprehensive land-use planning, grant writing, and administrative support to County boards including the Urban Renewal Authority, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Solid Waste Authority, Public Service Districts, and others.