Resources for Community Food Systems

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Eat Well, Age Well: Get Moving!
It doesn’t matter if you call it exercise or physical activity, you just need to get moving! Being physically active almost every day will help you maintain your independence.
Dec 22, 2015 2903-7028 (HNFE-293NP)
Community Supported Agriculture Jul 17, 2009 2906-1301
Cooking with Local Foods Apr 16, 2010 3001-9027
Cultivating Virginia Farm-to-School: Growing from Grassroots Mar 18, 2010 3003-9028
Adult EFNEP Lesson Log Nov 11, 2011 3108-7050 (HNFE-196NP)
Facilitator’s Guidebook - 2018, Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning Oct 25, 2018 3108-9029 (CV-88NP)
Foundations for a Successful Farmers Market Apr 27, 2010 448-502
Freshwater Shrimp Boils: A Festive Community Event for Fun and Profit Feb 2, 2012 AAEC-28
Virginia Farm to School Resource Guide: Helping Connect Virginia Foods to Virginia Schools
This Virginia Farm to School Resource Guide is designed to help cultivate connections between the many diverse stakeholders that support the Virginia Farm to School Program. This guide is intended to help facilitate locally and regionally-grown Virginia foods to school cafeterias and school-based meal programs. It contains research-based information, resources, and advice that can help start or expand a Farm to School initiative in your community. Farm to School programs locally and nationally come in many different shapes and sizes that are ultimately unique to the communities that develop them. Stakeholders that may find this guide helpful include: Virginia school nutrition directors, farmers, food distributors, Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals, and other school-based and agriculture-based educators and service providers interested in Farm to School programs.
Sep 6, 2018 AEE-77NP (ALCE-181NP)
VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-154NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Nov 2, 2016 ALCE-155NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-156NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.
Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-157NP
Increasing Fresh Produce Availability From Local Sources
In 2012, several partners came together for a unified mission, “to both educate and provide locally grown fresh produce” to citizens of the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Fig. 1). The best way to fight hunger and provide locally sourced fresh vegetables is to demonstrate proper production practices and teach citizens where they can find information that they need to be successful in their gardens.
Jul 19, 2013 AREC-50NP
Household Water Quality in Franklin County, Virginia
In October 2013, residents from Franklin County participated in a drinking water testing clinic sponsored by the local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office and the Virginia Household Water Quality Program.
Sep 2, 2014 BSE-154NP
Virginia Farm to Table: Healthy Farms and Healthy Food for the Common Wealth and Common Good Aug 29, 2018 CV-3 (SPES-27P)
Freshwater Shrimp Boils: Experience the Excellent Taste of Virginia Farmer-Grown Freshwater Shrimp Aug 8, 2013 CV-31NP
2013-2014 Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Aug 29, 2013 CV-33NP
Everyone at the Table: A community food equity assessment for Harrisonburg, VA Jul 24, 2017 CV-80NP (CV-81NP)
Safe Handling and Storing of Raw Fruits and Vegetables Aug 29, 2016 FST-234P
EFNEP Salida
EFNEP EXIT Form (Spanish)
Jul 24, 2015 HNFE-103S (HNFE-311NP)
Virginia Cooperative Extension Healthy Meetings Initiative Nov 1, 2017 HNFE-478NP
Use Your EBT (food stamp) Card at Your Local Virginia Farmers Market! Jan 23, 2014 HNFE-62NP
SNAP-Ed Family Record- Entry Form Mar 11, 2016 HNFE-83 (HNFE-345NP)
SNAP-Ed Family Record Exit Form Mar 2, 2016 HNFE-84 (HNFE-341NP)
Food Deserts in Virginia
In 2012, Delegate Delores McQuinn introduced House Joint Resolution 88 and then in 2013 reintroduced House Joint Resolution 646 to request that the Virginia General Assembly review the issue of food deserts in Virginia. The Honorable William Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Virginia General Assembly, commissioned Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Jewel Hairston, dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University, to conduct a study of food deserts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jan 22, 2014 VCE-294NP