Posted in August 2012

Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour: September 3

Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour: September 3

If you’re looking to explore local farms this Labor Day Monday, load up a picnic basket and pack the car for a road trip to Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia for the 4th annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour! Continue reading

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Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

By Amanda
Rooted in the conservative farm tradition, Flying W isn’t a venture of a couple of locavores transplanted from DC. No pioneers here making a statement, or trying to change attitudes. It is a local farm that branched into a local business filling a small niche of butchering services for local farmers. In fact, it is very much a local food enterprise, serving local farmers, and reflecting their local no-nonsense culture. No imported ideals. Nothing in the store’s signage has a hint of the words ‘local’ or ‘sustainable’. Continue reading

Smart Folks Doing Good Things

Smart Folks Doing Good Things

by Martina I know, this photo, with its mile-long caption, looks like a typical conference panel (if a typical conference panel had eight participants plus several people making introductions!).¬† But it was much more fun than that…maybe because I couldn’t wait to hear what the movers and shakers in the¬†local food movement had to say…or … Continue reading