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INQ 177: Back to our Roots: urban farming & the locavore movement (Ackley): Web Sites

Recommended Web Sites

Local Resources

Seed Library (Salem, VA)

Local Roots restaurant (Roanoke, VA)

Red Hen restaurant (Lexington, VA)

Riverstone Organic Farm (Floyd, VA) - partnership with Ferrum College (Dining Hall)

Roanoke Community Garden Association

Roanoke Farmers Market

Roanoke Valley Locavore - includes: Bent Mountain, Blacksburg, Catawba, Fincastle, Floyd, Moneta, Roanoke, Salem, Shawsville, Troutville & more!

Salem Farmers Market

Friends of the Farmers Market (Blacksburg) - don't miss their "Tab" labelled "Learn", which answers the question: Why eat local? And has a link to the "Schultz Foodprint Comparison Study"

Farmers markets begin to sprout (Addresses given & Summer Hours listed), by Lindsey Nair/ from (Wed. April 16, 2013) issue of: Roanoke Times [newspaper] 

Don't snip the roots of local food movement, by Mark Powell / from (Sunday Amy 5, 2013) issue of: Roanoke Times [newspaper]

 

State / National Resources

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Community Food Systems (Go Local, etc.)

Farmland Information Center - developed by the American Farmland Trust & the USDA

Know your farmer, know your food (USDA)

Slow Food USA

Food Safety Modernization Act (FDA) -- Public comment period ends May 16, 2013

Last updated (9/27/2017)