Local Food Hub hosts many events throughout the year, ranging from farm to table dinners and concerts to grower-driven workshops. We also promote events hosted by our partners and friends. If you would like to add an event to our listing, please email Laura Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Local Food Hub Events
Albemarle County Main Street Agriculture Celebration
Friday, September 19, evening
Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall
Local Food Hub is teaming up with the Albemarle County Farm Bureau during its weekend-long “Albemarle County Main Street Agriculture” event this September. On Friday, September 19, downtown mall restaurants will offer a special local dish featuring Local Food Hub products and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Program. This program teaches Virginia’s children about the importance of agriculture, and creates a stronger connection by students to their food and how it is grown. Participating restaurants include Bizou, C & O Restaurant, Hamilton’s at First and Main, Brookville (will offer a special lunch dish), Revolutionary Soup Downtown, Zocalo, Fleurie, and more. Menu details coming soon. The Main Street Arena will host a public “Skate for Agriculture” from 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. Plan for a night of delicious local food with family and friends!
Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lee Park and Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall
On Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Lee Park will be filled with agriculture exhibits and fun activities for the whole family, including live animal demonstrations, sheep shearing, a cow milking contest, hay rides, and more. Local Food Hub will be on hand with tasty product samples you won’t want to miss! Then, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., head on over to the Main Street Arena for a cooking demonstration by Harrison Keevil of Brookville Restaurant. Finally, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Nashville country star and local farmer Tommy Wood will play live at the Main Street Arena to close out the celebration. This event is free.
Save the Date: 2014 Community Food Awards Ceremony + Fifth Year Celebration
Thursday, November 20, evening
Local Food Hub Warehouse, Ivy, VA
Local Food Hub is pleased to announce that the 2014 Community Food Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 20, followed by a party to celebrate Local Food Hub’s fifth year. The Community Food Awards provide an opportunity to recognize farmers, businesses, and institutions for their commitment to local food, healthy communities, and Virginia agriculture. The ceremony will be followed by a bonfire and meal celebrating Local Food Hub’s five years of operation and the community that has supported it. This event is free and family-friendly. Save the date!
Local Food Hub Workshops
We routinely host workshops that are open to the public. For a list of previous workshops, visit our Workshop page here.
Tractor and Implement Maintenance and Safety
Thursday, October 9, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
5375 Bellair Farm
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join us for our first-ever workshop on basic maintenance and safety techniques for tractors! Todd Anderson, of James River Equipment and an Albemarle County beef cattle farmer, has extensive experience with and knowledge of tractors and heavy equipment of all makes and scales. Todd will discuss the main components of a tractor, provide tips on routine maintenance to keep your machine in tip-top shape, discuss troubleshooting strategies for when your tractor acts up, and will cover important safety practices.
Please dress for the weather and expect to be outdoors. Our partner producer, Bellair Farm, has once again offered to host this workshop for us and will provide tractors for demonstration purposes. Thank you, Bellair Farm!
The cost to attend this workshop is $15 and RSVP is required. Please click here to RSVP and buy your ticket online. Onsite registration is available, however, please bring exact change or a check (made to “Local Food Hub”). Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards onsite.
For questions, please contact Adrianna Vargo, Director of Grower Services, at email@example.com.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training
November, date and location TBD
Hosted by Local Food Hub and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Details coming soon.
Local Food Hub Partner Events
None at this time.