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April 24, 2015
Food Entrepreneur Workshop
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Farmville, Virginia
Cost:  $15
Pre-Registration is Required.
Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 17
Contact:  Allie Hill
Phone: 434.960.8958

April 28, 2015
Virginia Farmers Market Managers Training
Pepsi Building, 661 Craghead Street,
Danville, VA
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn the ABC’s of accepting EBT/SNAP at your market plus market development and support featuring a round table discussion on market management, vendor recruitment, food safety and other topics of interest for market success.  Building better markets through better managers.   Onsite assistance with SNAP authorization will be available.   Registration is free but you must register by April 24 by calling 804.786.3938 or email

April 28, 2015
Local Food Systems: Farmers’ Market Vendor Training
Pepsi Building
661 Craghead Street
Danville, VA

Learn about sales tax, scales and labeling, pricing for success and about liability for better market sales for the upcoming season. Dinner will be included.
Program is free but registration is required. Please contact Kenny Porzio at
434.797.8961 or to register

April 29, 2015
Urban Food Desert Symposium
1302 Victor Street, Richmond

Presentations, dialogues and a resource expo with dynamic speakers from: Shalom Farms, Virginia State University, Tricycle Gardens, 31st Street Baptist Church Urban Farmer’s Market, Renew Richmond, Richmond City Health Department and more

May 6 & 7, 2015
The Southern Virginia New Economy Summit
The Colonial Theatre
220 S. Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill, Virginia

Join Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones to learn how your locality can thrive in this new, diverse economy.  Learn new ideas for development, available resources, and the partnerships that can make it all happen.  Learn to use tourism development as a tool for economic restructuring and why involving youth in your strategies is important to our New Economy.  Registration is free, click here to register.

June 6-7, 2015
Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015
Main Street
Yorktown, VA
Virginia’s Finest Exhibitor Opportunities
Vendor Contact:  Don Willis
Phone:  757.877.2933

June 16, 2015
VSU/USDA Small Farm Outreach and Berry Field Day
VSU’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Contact Mark Klingman at 804.524.5626 or

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