West Virginia Partners
West Virginia Farm to School Community Development Group is a collaboration of West Virginians working together to create synergistic partnerships to advance farm to school efforts across the state. Early successes include joint sponsorship of trainings, workshops, and conferences to foster exchange of information for and between food service staff and farmers. Collaboration has also resulted in the creation of funding sources, the coordinated delivery of resources, the development of publications, fact sheets, videos, and shared dissemination of information through various media outlets.
Together, these partners explore the opportunities for a sustainable community-focused and education-based system for food production that can be expanded and implemented statewide. Since 2011, the action-oriented Group members have met on a regular basis and have provided direct services and resources to advance local food systems.