_2012 Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide_

2012 Local Farms and Foods of the Shenandoah Valley SCALING UP TO MEET LOCAL DEMAND Your Guide To Find And Enjoy the The Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative: There is unprecedented demand for local foods across Virginia and the United States. BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL educational programming and promotion has helped to increase the demand. Presently, the demand appears to be greater than the supply of locally grown and identified foods. Many farmers, groups, organizations, and universities are looking to scale up local foods to meet consumer demand and strengthen the overall food system. Aggregating of farmers and farm products - through the formation of cooperatives, alliances, buying clubs, produce auctions and food hubs - is one way of increasing supply and potentially meeting the demand. restaurants and wholesale markets. Located at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative is dedicated to protecting the Valley’s natural resources that provide beauty and sustenance for the community, while humanely producing fresh delicious locally raised beef in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Table of Contents 01 02 03 04 06 06 07 10 11 11 15 15 17 17 17 19 20 Community Spotlight Farmers Markets Restaurants & Caterers Grocers & Retailers Farm to School CSAs Meat & Poultry Farm Stands & Orchards Produce Auction Produce Vineyards Milk & Dairy Honey & Syrup Herbs Specialty Products Other Our Sponsors “it’s a sense of ownership and pride that goes along with being a small local co-op.” --Kevin Craun, Van Ike Farm, Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative Member Cooperative is a recently formed cooperative that consists of 20 local farmers selling local beef to The Shenandoah Valley Beef For more information about the Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative, please visit www.shenandoahvalleybeefcoop.com. For more information about scaling up local food, visit www.virginiafarmtotable.org.com. buylocalshenvalley.org | 2012 Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Guide | 1