Greenbrier Valley Local Foods Initiative Power Lunch
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Rahall Conference Room in the Greenbrier County Visitor Center, Lewisburg, WV
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Optional Local Foods Lunch available for $10.00 – or bring your own lunch and attend for free!
Please RSVP on the Chamber website at www.greenbrierwvchamber.org and click on this Upcoming Event to reserve lunch and a seat. If you prefer to bring your own brown lunch, please register for your seat for this informative session on the website or by calling 304-645-2818.
The Greenbrier Valley is steeped in agricultural resources and it a great part of our heritage. It has always had an economic impact, but now all the more as the Greenbrier Valley Local Food Initiative gains momentum and marketing agri-tourism in the valley becomes a reality. The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce and the Greenbrier Valley Local Food Initiative wish to announce the upcoming Local Food Initiative Power Lunch, which will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 at the Rahall Conference Room in the Greenbrier County Visitor Center, Lewisburg WV. The event is co-sponsored by the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Citizens of Pocahontas, Monroe, Greenbrier, and the surrounding counties are encouraged to attend this lunchtime event.
The Greenbrier Valley Local Food Initiative (GVLFI) will share about the development of new local food projects, such as Greenbrier Valley Grown, the local food branding initiative that GVLFI will unveil this summer. There will also be discussion of the Value Chain Cluster Grant, and related opportunities for farmers and other food entrepreneurs. The Local Food Initiative Power Lunch will provide a forum to answer attendees’ questions about the local food currently available in the Greenbrier Valley, where to best access these foods, and why consumers should choose to buy locally-produced food. Jennifer “Tootie” Jones will be detailing a new grant project to market agri-tourism in the area.
The GVLFI works with farmers, markets, restaurants, distributors, schools, consumers, and food pantries to increase accessibility, availability, and affordability of fresh, healthy regional foods. The GVLFI also hosts workshops with nationally recognized food experts, and works to expand markets, develop educational programs for students, plant community gardens, participate in local and statewide roundtable discussions, and connect people with information through internet and new technologies. The GVLFI gives individualized support to a variety of local organizations and groups who are spearheading their own community-driven food projects, while keeping track of the broader food scene within the region and nationally with an eye for opportunities that might benefit the Greenbrier Valley.
Power Lunches are monthly programs of the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce to enable businesses to make use of the lunch hour to gain insights to grow their business. The public is invited to this event. As a special feature this month, the GVLFI will offer a locally-sourced lunch, including local meat and vegetarian options.