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Regional Farm to School Network Kickoff Meeting

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 9:00 AM
Location: Warrenton Visitor Center, North Calhoun Street 33, Warrenton, Virginia

Join Virginia Farm to School to help develop your region’s vision for how to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food in schools.

Who should attend?

School nutrition professionals, farmers, distributors, produce company representatives, and anyone interested in Farm to School. 

Learn about: 

  • Food Safety from Farm to School
  • Reading, writing, and responding to solicitations for bids
  • Creative delivery & distribution models

Attendance is free, but registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WDFGPNH

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

More information:

There will be 3 main information sessions - one on Food Safety from the Farm to the School led by Virginia Tech’s food safety specialist, Amber Vallotton. The second session will be on federal procurement regulations—understanding how to write, read, and respond to the federally-required solicitations for bids. The final information session will be on “Breaking the Delivery and Distribution Code”—examining national and statewide examples of best practices for creative distribution of local foods to schools. Each of the sessions will include some visioning and small group work. Lunch will include a “Vendor/Buyer Speed Dating” session, where folks will have a fun way to get to know each other.

Contact Trista Grigsby with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Warrenton Visitor Center, North Calhoun Street 33, Warrenton, Virginia

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