(Lewisburg) Turnrow Appalachian Farm Collective is hosting a community dinner using locally sourced ingredients on Wednesday at 6: 30 PM at Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company.
At the dinner farmers from across the region will be in attendance to kickoff a 3-day farmer training. The community is invited to meet their local producers celebrating of the 2019 growing season. Turnrow Appalachian Farm Collective operations director Douglas Koenig said, “You come and eat really good high-quality food that was grown by someone down the street and maybe you didn’t even know they did that. And you know you’re keeping the money in the community.”
Turnrow Appalachian Farm Collective is a group of West Virginia farmers that sells local products across the region. Turnrow’s focus is “seed to box,” working with producers and buyers to improve access to local food and make farming more profitable for small farmers. Koenig said, “Essentially a local food system doesn’t exist without [farmers]. And so we have to find unique ways to build equity within the system so that farmers will want to grow more and have the means to grow more and also live a meaningful life.”
The dinner will include live music. Guests may attend for free, but food and beverages must be purchased. Meal tickets are $10 and will be sold at the event.