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 email@example.com.
Local Food Hub Events
Save the Date: Community Food Awards
Thursday, October 22, 5:00 p.m.
Local Food Hub Warehouse, Ivy, VA
Save the date for our annual Community Food Awards, an event to recognize farmers, businesses, and community partners for their commitment to local food, healthy communities, and Virginia agriculture. Following the ceremony, there will be a community meal, bonfire, s’mores, and a fun photo booth. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free of charge.
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.
Pest Management Field Day
Thursday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5367 Bellair Farm
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join us for an interactive workshop and field walk at Bellair Farm to learn about identifying and managing the major plant diseases and insect pests that affect vegetable and small fruit crops in Virginia. Dr. Steve Rideout, Extension Specialist of Plant Pathology and Director of Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center at the Eastern Shore will lead the workshop. A group of graduate students from Virginia Tech who are involved in groundbreaking research on pollinator risks and pests, such as the brown marmorated stink bug, Mexican bean beetle, harlequin bug, flea beetles, and squash bug, will also provide their expertise.
While there will be some introductory “classroom” time, this workshop will be held primarily in the field, so please dress accordingly and bring plenty of water and sunscreen. You are welcome to bring specimens for identification, however, please ensure that they are in completely sealed bags or containers. We will wrap up the class with time to mingle with our presenters, as well as fellow farmers and gardeners, over a picnic lunch from Great Harvest Bread Company.
The cost of this workshop is $25, and includes a delicious lunch. Please reserve your ticket here.
This workshop is free to Local Food Hub partner farms. Please email email@example.com to RSVP (you do not need to purchase a ticket).
Increasing Farm Profits, with Ellen Polishuk, Potomac Vegetable Farms
Join Ellen Polishuk of Potomac Vegetable Farms to discuss ways to increase your farm profits. Ellen has over 20 years experience as an ecoganic vegetable grower, biological farm consultant and teacher. Additional details and location coming soon.
On-Farm Energy Solutions, Energy Audits, and USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
Details coming soon!
Local Food Hub at Conferences
We occasionally have the privilege speaking at conferences in Virginia and throughout the region and country. If you are interested in inviting us to your conference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Food Hub Partner Events
2015 Bellair Farm Workshop Series
Local Food Hub’s partner producer, Bellair Farm, offers many fantastic workshops throughout the year on their beautiful farm in Charlottesville, VA. They bring in unique presenters and experts to share their knowledge on a wide range of topics, from cooking with seasonal foods to flower arranging and bee keeping. See their website here for a complete list.