Food Access & Impact2018-01-24T03:45:02+00:00

Food Access & Impact

FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems

Governor Northam Announces FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems ~ Governor proclaims September 20, 2019 Feed Virginia Day of Action to promote statewide action against hunger ~ As the Commonwealth marks the third annual Feed Virginia Day of Action, Governor Ralph Northam and his [...]

HEALTH EQUITY COALITION TO INCREASE MARKET SHOPPERS

With the ultimate goal of increasing healthy food access and turning occasional farmers market shoppers into market regulars, VAFMA and partners have created a Health Equity Coalition intersecting health equity, healthy food access at farmers markets, and population. Participants include Virginia's health systems, insurance providers, the Virginia Departments of Health [...]

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

LESSONS LEARNED IN GROWING A FARMERS MARKET

Courtesy of Historic Lewes Farmers Market The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Delaware made their market a "Living Lab" to answer two questions: What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market? What can we do to increase sales and attendance of SNAP customers at [...]

FOOD AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Studies have shown that farmers markets bring business into the hosting communities. Each dollar spent at a market can generate as much as an additional $1.40 in spending in the businesses surrounding the market. In addition, we know that more of the money spent in local businesses (such as farms) [...]

Food Access & Impact

FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems

Governor Northam Announces FeedVA Website to Help Combat Childhood Hunger, Strengthen Local Food Systems ~ Governor proclaims September 20, 2019 Feed Virginia Day of Action to promote statewide action against hunger ~ As the Commonwealth marks the third annual Feed Virginia Day of Action, Governor Ralph Northam and his [...]

HEALTH EQUITY COALITION TO INCREASE MARKET SHOPPERS

With the ultimate goal of increasing healthy food access and turning occasional farmers market shoppers into market regulars, VAFMA and partners have created a Health Equity Coalition intersecting health equity, healthy food access at farmers markets, and population. Participants include Virginia's health systems, insurance providers, the Virginia Departments of Health [...]

Positive Outcomes from Surry County’s Community Garden

Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park.

LESSONS LEARNED IN GROWING A FARMERS MARKET

Courtesy of Historic Lewes Farmers Market The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Delaware made their market a "Living Lab" to answer two questions: What can we do to increase sales and attendance at our market? What can we do to increase sales and attendance of SNAP customers at [...]

FOOD AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Studies have shown that farmers markets bring business into the hosting communities. Each dollar spent at a market can generate as much as an additional $1.40 in spending in the businesses surrounding the market. In addition, we know that more of the money spent in local businesses (such as farms) [...]