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Farm Events

Madison County Farmers Market
Madison, VA
8:00AM to 12:00PM

The Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Forestry and Old Rag Mountain Naturalists are sponsoring this Natural Hardwood Charcoal Making Demonstration. The charcoal will be made out of the Tree of Heaven! They will be cooking local meat and taste testing samples. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make charcoal for your personal use or business opportunity. For more information please visit Virginia Tech website.

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Charlottesville Hosts 2-Day Agriculture Fair

by Staff on September 7, 2014

DAY 1: – Agriculture Celebration on Main St. in Charlottesville
Friday, September 19, dinner time
Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall 

On Friday Sept. 19th on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall there will be a special food event.  Restaurants on the downtown mall have teamed with the Local Food Hub and the Albemarle Farm Bureau to provide special local foods and products to taste.  The family can enjoy the public Skate For Agriculture at the skating arena, and proceeds will benefit Farm Bureau’s program to educate about Agriculture in the Classroom.

DAY 2: – Agriculture Celebration in Charlottesville
Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lee Park and Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall 

Then the next day Saturday, September 20th,  Lee Park in downtown Cville is the setting for agriculture exhibits and activities.  Bring the family to see sheep shearing, a cow milking contest, and other animal exhibitions. There will even be hay rides too. Local Food Hub will be on hand with tasty product samples you won’t want to miss!    Here’s a link for more details.

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Farm Tour on Labor Day

by Staff August 20, 2014

Hey Central Virginia food lovers!   Save Labor Day, Sept. 1st, for a time to attend a FOOD FEST from the specialty farmers of Central VA.  More than a dozen farms will welcome you on your tour and you can sample treats from their herbs, organic foods, creameries, mushroom farms, apple cider farms and many other unique and [...]

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Charlottesville Hunter Gatherers Dinner

by Staff June 19, 2014

On Sunday, June 29, 2014  Grace Estates winery is hosting a unique event for adventurous folks in the Charlottesville VA area.  A secluded area of the property will be the setting for a rustic dinner featuring a menu of foods that have been “hunted and gathered”.  To supply the atmosphere, the dinner will be hosted [...]

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The Virginia Farm Show

by Sue January 16, 2014

Augusta Expo Fishersville, VA The Virginia Farm Show is the only agricultural trade show that caters to the farmer. Lots of exhibits as well as a Skid Steer Rodeo for attendees to watch as well as participate in. The show runs through Sunday the 18th! Please visit The Virginia Farm Show website for more information. [...]

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2014 Albemarle County Agri-Business Marketing Conference

by Sue January 13, 2014

January 27, 2014 8AM to 2PM Albemarle County Office Building Charlottesville, VA The Albemarle County Agri-Business Market Conference assists farmers and foodies with marketing resources. Some of the topics to be discussed will include: Social Networking, Lines of business to supplement farm income-risks & rewards, Where to Sell, Marketing and Branding resources. For more information [...]

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