Shenandoah County Food Day Specials

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Soup with Cornerstone Farms Chevre & Chives from Cristina’s Cafe in Strasburg. Photo by Cristina’s Cafe.

Many thanks to Shenandoah Forum for organizing these Food Day specials in Shenandoah County!

Check out Food Day Celebrations in Shenandoah County!

Join the nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. 

Lunch specials on Wed, October 24:

Special Event on Sat, October 27

  • Swover Creek Farm in Edinburg is having a special farm tasting event on Oct. 27.

    Swover Creek Farm Tasting

    • 4176 Swover Creek Rd, Edinburg
    • 540-984-8973
    • Tasting from 11:30-3:00
    • 10% discount for all items purchased at tasting.

Special through November:

Specials offered throughout the week:

Mowery Orchard

  • Shenandoah Farms Market

    Woodbine Farm Market is offering Food Day specials throughout the week.

  • The Market in Woodstock
    • 486 N. Main Street, Woodstock
    • 540.459.4100
    • *10% off purchase of locally grown eggs, milk, goat cheese, beef or chicken

For more information visit www.ShenandoahForum.org

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JMU Food Day Events 2012

Although Food Day is Wednesday October 24, 2012; James Madison University is celebrating Food Day throughout the week of October 24 and the month of October. We are hosting events throughout the month that celebrate, educate and reflect on our food communities.  We have decided to align each day of the Food Day week with one of Food Day’s five priorities. The priorities and their associated day are:

  • promote safer, healthier diets (Monday October 22)
  • support sustainable and organic farms (Tuesday October 23)
  • reduce hunger (Wednesday October 24)
  • reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals (Thursday October 25)
  • support fair working conditions for food and farm workers (Friday October 26).

Please stay tuned as more events and details are posted.

Tuesday October 16, 2012
Farmer Lee Jones, of the Chef’s Garden, Speaking Event – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
7:00pm Anthony Seeger Auditorium

Wednesday October 17, 2012 
JMU Campus Farmer’s Market – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services and Harrisonburg Farmers Market
9:00am – 3:00pm Warren Patio

Monday October 22, 2012
Food Resources Fair for JMU Students – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 4:00pm Warren Patio

Food Day Information & Awareness Table – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Farm to Fork Dinner and Cooking Contest: Regular dining service and hours with stations featuring locally grown foods and programming – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
4:30 pm – 7:30pm E-Hall

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Warren Patio

JMU Farm Course Documentary Screening and Discussion Panel
7:00pm Harrison Hall 1261

Wednesday October 24, 2012 OFFICIAL FOOD DAY
Food Day Information & Awareness Table – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Food Drive Benefit Musical Event
9:00pm – 11:00pm Lower Drum Festival

Thursday October 25, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Warren Patio

James K. Stanescu, Mercer University, Guest Lecture “Living in the Age of the Factory Farm” – Sponsored by JMU E.A.R.T.H.
7:00pm Harrison Hall 1261

Friday October 26, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Events Happening Throughout the Week of October 22, 2012
Let’s Go Local – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Food Sampling, Vendor events and a celebration of our local products

Daily Composting Tours of E-hall 3pm – 4 pm – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Contact Sherry Cox: 540- 568- 4055 or click here to email her to RSVP

Pick a “Vintage” Recycle Mug Daily on the Commons at Food Day Table – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Dining Services will be handing out 2011 & 2010 Recycle Mugs daily from 11 am – 1 pm
While supplies last

Food Day Events 2012

*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.

We’ll be touring Wade’s Mill in Raphine on 10/17. Please RSVP to Virginia Cooperative Extension at 540.432.6029 ext. 107 if you would like to join us!

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

Don’t forget about all the awesome restaurant specials throughout the week to help you eat local without all the work!

Add your event or promotion to this page by e-mailing us!

 

Restaurant & Retailer Specials

Featured Local Dishes + Promotions at Local Businesses

Blue Nile | Appetizer Special | Mon, Oct 22 – Sun, Oct 28
Receive 1/2 off an appetizer with the purchase of any Virginia Wine Works Viognier, Cabernet Franc, or Chardonnay. Virginia Wine Works (Charlottesville, VA) offers eco-friendly packaging and Virginia’s first wine-in-a-box.

Little Grill Collective | Lunch Specials | Tues, Oct 23 – Sat, Oct 27 (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Choose from two specials featuring produce from Season’s BountyRyan’s OrchardHickory Hill Farm,Twin Oaks Community, and Steve Schweigert:

  • Chipotle Sweet Potato Burrito with Roasted Garlic Salsa & Chips
  • Gingered Tofu & Kale w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Homemade Applesauce

Click here to view specials in Shenandoah County!

Wednesday, October 24

Downtown Harrisonburg:

8:00 AM -9:00 PM | Friendly City Food Co-op | All Local Items on Sale!

All local food products on sale! Member-owners can take advantage of a special 10% discount, while the general public can also participate with 5% off local products. This includes jams, chutneys, soups, milks, meats, and so much more! (Unfortunately at this time local produce can not be included in a storewide discount day.)

Ten Thousand Villages | Fair Trade Food Tastings | Wed, Oct 24
Sample fair trade coffee, teas, chocolate, dried fruits, and olive oil. All will be available for purchase in the store.

5:00 PM -9:00 PM | Local Chop & Grill House | Appetizer & Dinner Specials
Enjoy both an off menu seasonal appetizer and off menu seasonal dinner entree created by Chef Ryan Zale. The chef will reveal the options closer to the date for highest quality and seasonability.

5:00 PM-12:00 AM | Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack | Tap Takeover w/ VA beers and ciders
11 beers + ciders on draft from Bold RockStarr HillDevil’s BackboneLegend, and Roanoke Railhouse. There will also be a variety of glassware for “stealing” from the various breweries.

5:00 PM -9:00 PM | Little Grill Collective | Three-Course Harvest Dinner
Celebrate the harvest and sample the tastes of Fall with a three-course dinner featuring local farmers & producers and thanking them for a great season.

Local Beer or Ryan’s Orchard Cider

Appetizer
Butternut squash soup

Entree
Sweet Potato Burrito w/ Garlic Salsa & Chips
OR
Gingered Tofu & Kale w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Homemade Applesauce

Dessert
Blackberry Crisp
OR
Apple Dumplings

Friday, October 26

Stephens City:

11:00 AM-7:00 PM | Gore’s Fresh Meats & Deli  | Customer Appreciation Day 

Gore’s Fresh Meats & Deli in Stephens City will be recognizing Food Day Oct 24 in conjunction with celebrating their first year in business. On Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct 26, featured events include:

  • bbq pork sliders highlighting several different local foods
  • demonstrations/talks
  • games and fun for kids
  • meat sales
  • Top of Virginia Chamber Ribbon Cutting!