Food Day in the Shenandoah Valley


Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

What is Food Day

Food Day 2012 is the second annual nationwide celebration to transform the American diet. The goal of Food Day is to promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and build a grassroots campaign for better food policies and a stronger, more united food movement.

 

Food Day organizers have identified five priorities to address the concerns within the food system:

·      Promote safer, healthier diets.

·      Support sustainable and organic farms.

·      Reduce hunger.

·      Promote protection of the environment and animals during food production.

·      Support fair and safe working conditions for food and farm workers.


See Food Day for more on the nationwide celebration.


Why it is Important to Us

Food Day provides our community with an important opportunity to raise awareness for eating healthy locally produced food. Purchasing local food is important for our community because it supports our county’s farmers, boosts our local economy by keeping our food dollars in the community and provides our families with healthier food choices.


What Happens

Food Day takes place annually on October 24. On October 24th and throughout the week of October 22nd thousands from across the country will participate in events and join the movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. In 2011, the first year of the campaign, Food Day brought together food movement leaders, organizations, physicians, nutritionists, labor leaders, environmentalist, farmers, chefs, authors and cookbook writers, as well as parents, children, teachers, and citizens … all united by their belief in a better food system.

 

For 2012, Food Day organizers are once again planning thousands of events from coast to coast ranging from food festival, film screenings, candidate forms, debates, farm-to-school events and supermarket tours to build awareness for issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice.


What is Happening Around Us

In Shenandoah County, we teamed up with local growers/producers, local markets and restaurants and put together some Food Day specials. To get the details ....


To find out more about events throughout the valley, see Shenandoah Valley Food Day.

Check out Food Day Specials

in Shenandoah County!


Lunch specials on Wed, Oct 24:

 

Specials offered 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


Special Event on Sat, October 27

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

 

Special through November:

  • Holy Cow Delivery
    • 10% first order for all new delivery customers, who mention Food Day. Offer good through November
    • 540-465-4742
    • www.holycowdelivery.com