Apr 28 2016

May 5- National Day of Prayer

May 5- National Day of Prayer   National Day of Prayer services for the public will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 12-12:30pm on the courthouse lawn in Pearisburg.   ...

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Pearisburg Festival in the Park

June 17th & 18th- Pearisburg Festival in the Park Come out the weekend of June 17th & 18th to the Pearisburg Festival in the Park. This year, we celebrate 32 years of this fun festival at the Pearisburg Community Center on Wenonah Avenue. We welcome the LOVE to Giles County! Come & have your picture taken!   There are rides & games for...

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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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Mar 08 2016

Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open…

March 18- Relocated section of the Appalachian Trail will officially open during ceremony on March 18 PEARISBURG, Va. (March 8, 2016) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC), and the United States Forest Service announce the opening of an approximately 1-mile relocated section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) near Pearisburg, Virginia. A ribbon cutting ceremony is...

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Feb 18 2016

Farm to Fork Dinner Pairing with Beer on 3/17

March 17th- Pearisburg Farm to Fork program present a dinner pairing with Right Turn, Clyde Brewery at the Inn at Riverbend Raise a Glass at the Inn at Riverbend as we Toast Giles County’s Newest Brewery! Join the Pearisburg Farm to Fork Program on March 17 at 6:30pm at the Inn at Riverbend for beer-focused conversation, good food and celebration. One of the...

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