April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards

April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. JBR Vineyards, 1251 Springdale Road (Not GPS-able. Go 1.8 miles up Springdale Road from Trigg. No facilities.)   Learn about sustainable viticulture practices Site selection Erosion control Water usage How to minimize use of pesticides Fertilizer usage Composting Animal control More See a working wine grape vineyard Observe planting techniques Other related topics: trellising, vine pruning, vine density Ask questions Here are driving directions to the vineyard: From I81...

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April 28-Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans "Every customer who walks by your market booth represents money gained or lost. Just as you harvest your farm products, you harvest your customers. Come learn about winning direct marketing strategies that you can implement this year for maximized profits, " states Dr. Theresa Nartea, Marketing & Agribusiness Assistant Professor and Extension...

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Apr 09 2016

Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans on April 28

April 21-How to Grow Food Products For Sale Local growers and producers are invited to a free workshop on growing produce for direct sales on April 21,  9 to noon, at the Giles Lifesaving and Rescue Squad Building in Pearisburg. Speaker Allen Straw, Area Specialist in horticulture, small fruit and specialty crops will provide the latest information on new production management techniques and possibilities of marketing crops in...

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Apr 07 2016

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years Ron Holdren is a third generation farmer and a Giles County native, from Newport.  He has not always been a farmer.  While attending Giles High School, Holdren was in 4-H and FFA.  During his senior year, he was selected as a Virginia 4-H All Star.  In 1991, he and his wife Lisa started their...

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Apr 06 2016

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season Pembroke resident, Matthew Bowman, will join the Pearisburg Community Market in April as the new Market Site Manager. He is a graduate of Emory and Henry College with a degree in Environmental Studies. Since moving to Pembroke, Bowman has been a small-scale producer, growing Hydroponic Microgreens. [caption id="attachment_22125" align="alignright" width="169"] Pembroke resident, Matthew...

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Apr 04 2016

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market The Giles Arts Council in partnership with the Town of Pearisburg are pleased to announce that the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, have awarded a Local Government Challenge grant to Pearisburg to integrate free weekly kids art activities and free monthly live music performances...

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Apr 04 2016

Pearisburg Community Market Assists Producers to Realize Economic Growth

Pearisburg Community Market Assists Producers to Realize Economic Growth The Pearisburg Community Market closed the 2015 season with total sales through November 29, of $33, 872, 76- based on weekly vendor gross sales reported to the Market Manager. These sales were attributed to a variety of factors including the interest of shoppers in learning more about how and where their food is...

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Apr 04 2016

2016 Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention

2016 Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention The Fourteenth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention will be held at the Newport Recreation Center in Newport, VA on June 10-11, 2016. This festival honors the life and music of local old-time fiddler Henry Reed and is proud to have grown into it's fourteenth year! The Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention is an official...

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Apr 04 2016

JBR Vineyards is Expanding

JBR Vineyards – First In Giles - Is Expanding JBR Vineyards LLC planted the first vineyard in Giles County, Virginia in 2006, with a replanting occurring in 2009. Two varieties of classic wine grapes (vitis vinifera) are exclusively grown: Pinot Noir for red wine and Riesling for white wine. By 2013, the vineyard had reached full production. Also in 2013, Jessee Ring...

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Mar 14 2016

Pembroke & Narrows to host Community Visioning Sessions

March 28 & 29- Community Meeting Dates Residents and business owners in Pembroke and Narrows are invited to attend one of the upcoming community visioning meetings to provide input on the current downtown revitalization planning process. Participants will discuss the top issues and priority projects that affect their downtown areas, and what businesses need to be successful. Note the times and locations below on...

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