Local foodies have two opportunities to purchase farm-fresh goods at the West Virginia University Extension Service Small Farm Conference which begins Feb. 28 in Morgantown.

Back by popular demand is the annual Winter Blues Farmers Market, sponsored by the West Virginia Farmers Market Association. The market is open to public from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Waterfront Place. Nearly 50 vendors will sell everything from local meats and veggies to breads. Admission to the market is free.

A Local Food Dine-Around will take place in conjunction with the farmers market and begins at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door and can be exchanged toward samples from the 12 West Virginia restaurants exhibiting at the Dine-Around.

The WVU Extension Service Small Farm Conference addresses a wide range of topics affecting agriculturists, and most importantly, small farmers from West Virginia. More than 70 classes on topics like agricultural law, marketing, and high tunnels are offered.

To register for the conference or to view a tentative schedule, visit: www.smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/conference.

For information about the W.Va. Small Farm Conference, contact Program Coordinator Carrie See at 304-293-2715 or carrie.see@mail.wvu.edu.



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CONTACT: Cassie Waugh, WVU Extension Service
Cassie.waugh@mail.wvu.edu; Office: 304.293.8735; Cell: 304.376.1829