*The national Food Day organizers and the Eat Well guide have provided a searchable database for Food Day events happening across the country. By visiting their website, you can search for events across the country by entering your zip code. Please see the following list to learn about Food Day events happening in the Shenandoah Valley.
10/10: Crimora. Tour of Black Bear Composting. Tour a composting facility in Augusta County. Black Bear Composting collects food scraps and organic waste from grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and other businesses to produce rich, quality compost. Details TBA. Contact: Virginia Cooperative Extension, 540-432-6029 ext. 107
10/17: Raphine. Tour of Wades Mill. Tour a working flour mill in Rockbridge County. The mill is powered by a 21-foot water wheel that is fed by a nearby stream (known originally as Captain Joseph Kennedy’s Mill Creek). Wade’s Mill is one of the few remaining flour mills that still produces a wide variety of flours exclusively on mill stones. The Shenandoah Valley flour mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Details TBA. Contact: Virginia Cooperative Extension, 540-432-6029 ext. 107
10/20: Raphine. Wine Tasting Luncheon featuring the wines of Rockbridge Vineyard and local food. Location: Wades Mill.
10/20: Raphine. 17th Apple Butter Festival. Location: Wades Mill.
10/21: Fishersville. Shenandoah Valley Agritourism Festival. Location: Augusta Expoland.
Food day! 10/24: Harrisonburg. 2nd Annual Farm to Table breakfast at Clementine Cafe. Prepared by Clementine chef Jeff Minnick with food donated by farmers at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
10/26: Stephens City. Customer Appreciation Day at Gore’s Fresh Meats & Deli. Gore’s Fresh Meats & Deli in Stephens City will be recognizing Food Day Oct 24 in conjunction with celebrating our 1st year in business. Friday, Oct 26 will be our big celebration with a Customer Appreciation Day- serving bbq pork sliders highlighting several different local foods, demonstrations/talks, games and fun for kids, meat sales, and a Top of Virginia Chamber Ribbon Cutting! Location: Gore’s Fresh Meats & Deli, 383 Fairfax Pike Stephens City VA 22655, in CB’s Corner between Martins & Food Lion. Time: 11 am-6pm
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