Yesterday was a good day for the local food movement in our community.
Dorothy McAuliffe, the First Lady of Virginia, visited our farm, along with three groups of children from Danville, our closest city. We had a hayride/farm tour and all seemed to enjoy it.
The visit has generated a lot of press coverage. I’m pretty sure our little community has never had television crews in it before.
Mrs. McAuliffe has made promotion of local food and the need to improve childhood nutrition the emphasis for her tenure. We enjoyed meeting her. She shares our passion for changing the food culture and is a warm and engaging person. Virginia is fortunate to have her in this role.
For those interested, here are links to the story in our local paper and local television station:
I’ve been posting daily for over 6 year, rarely missing a day. But we’re off to the Wild Goose Festival today for some much needed R&R (and another platform for promoting the food movement). It’s the closest thing we get to a vacation.
So this is the last post until Monday. Have a great weekend y’all.