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					       Later this summer and fall…                                                        If each household in the      EVENT HOSTS & SUPPORTERS
                                                                                          Northern Piedmont spent
                                                                                                                               CONTINUED:
                                                                                          $10 per week on locally
                                                                                          produced foods and farm
                                                                                          products, it would
                                                                                          generate $32.9 million
                                                                                          annual dollars of direct
at county fairs, community events and                                                     economic impact to our
          county farm tours!                                                              regions economy, farms,
                                                                                          families and
                                                                                          communities. The United
                                                                                          States Department of
                                                              Agriculture states that people who eat more fruits
                                                              and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are
                                                              likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic
                                                              diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and
                                                              maintenance of your body.


                                                              REASONS TO BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL:
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
                                                              1. BUYING LOCAL SUPPORTS ENDANGERED FAMILY
                                                              FARMS & STRENGTHENS THE LOCAL ECONOMY.
   Piedmont Environmental Council
                                                              2. BUYING LOCAL PROTECTS OPEN SPACE &
                  (434) 977-2033                              FARMLAND.

                                                              3. BUYING LOCAL PROTECTS THE ENVIRONMENT.
     Virginia Cooperative Extension
              (540) 341-7961                                  4 BUYING LOCAL GIVES YOU FREEDOM OF CHOICE
                                                              FOR YOUR HEALTH & NUTRITION.                                                          Please join us as we continue
                                                              5. LOCALLY GROWN & PRODUCED FOODS ARE
                                                                                                                                                   the conversation about buying
                                                              EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH, DELICIOUS & ABUNDANT.
                                                                                                                                                    Northern Piedmont’s freshest
                                                              6. BUYING LOCAL FOOD KEEPS US IN TOUCH WITH
                                                              THE SEASONS.                                                                            foods and farm products!
The Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign is a      7. LOCALLY GROWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES HAVE
                                                              LONGER TO RIPEN.
                                                                                                                                                      Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison,
   project of PEC in collaboration with community partners,
sponsors and the national Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign of
 the Food Routes Network. For more information please visit
                                                                                                                                                    Orange & Rappahannock Counties
                     www.foodroutes.org.
                                                                                                                    Saturday: June 7, 2008—                                      Saturday: June 14, 2008—
                                                                                                                    Orange Farmers’ Market                                       Gourmet Rappahannock:
                                                                                                                    Location: Taylor Park, 142 West Main Street, Orange, VA      Wine - Food - Spirits
                                                                                                                    Stop by between 8am and 12:30pm, to pick-up the              Location: The Link / The Schoolhouse, Sperryville VA
                                                                                                                    “Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food guide and      Gourmet Rappahannock invites you to sample their
                                                                                                                    find out where you can purchase more of northern             finest wares. Wineries will pair an intriguing selection
                                                                                                                    piedmonts freshest food and farm products. Enjoy samples     of wines with sampling plates created by gourmet
                                                                                                                    of the regions homegrown food and farm products as well!     chefs from Rappahannock’s leading restaurants and
                                                       Saturday: May 17, 2008—                                                                                                   caterers. Your ticket price of $65 will help fund the
UPCOMING EVENTS:                                       Warrenton Farmers’ Market
                                                                                                                    For more information, please contact:
                                                                                                                                                                                 restoration of the historic Scrabble School
                                                                                                                    Matt Benson, (540) 341-7961                                  Preservation Foundation in Sperryville.
                                                       Location: Corner of 4th & Lee Streets, Warrenton, VA
Saturday: May 3, 2008–                                 Stop by between 8am and noon, to pick-up the “Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                 Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local will be on
Madison County Farmers’ Market                                                                                      Tuesday: June 10, 2008—                                      hand to share information about the importance of
                                                       Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food guide and find out
                                                                                                                    Meet the Farmer Dinner, Toliver House                        buying locally produced food and farm products, as
Location: Hoover Ridge Park, Madison, VA               where you can purchase more locally produced food and
                                                                                                                                                                                 well as distribute the recently released “Northern
                                                       farm products. Fauquier County’s homegrown food and
Stop by between 8am and noon, to pick-up the hot off                                                                Location: 209 North Main Street, Gordonsville, VA            Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food guide.
                                                       farm products will be available to sample, learn about and
the press “Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local”
                                                       enjoy!                                                       Enjoy a gourmet feast of local meats, produce, cheese and    For more information, please contact:
food guide and find out where you can purchase
                                                                                                                    wine. Talk and dine with the farmers and vintners
more northern piedmont produced food and farm          For more information, please contact:                                                                                     Kenner Love, (540) 675-3619, Don Loock, (540) 987-
                                                                                                                    responsible for these delectable foods, including Frank
products. Locally produced summer sausage and                                                                                                                                    9441 or visit www.gourmetrappahannock.com
                                                       Matt Benson, (540) 341-7961                                  Gillan from Retreat Farm, while indulging in the culinary
honey will be available to sample and enjoy!
                                                                                                                    delights of chef Jonathan Hayward. Tickets are $50 per
For more information, please contact:                                                                               person and proceeds will benefit the Buy Fresh Buy Local
                                                                                                                                                                                 July 10—13, 2008—
Brad Jarvis, (540) 948-6881                            Friday: June 6, 2008—                                        campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Fauquier County Fair
                                                       First Friday’s in Warrenton, 6pm—9pm                         For more information, please contact:
                                                                                                                    Melissa Wiley, (434) 977-2033                                Location: 6509 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton VA
                                                       Location: Main Street, Old Town Warrenton, VA
Saturday: May 10, 2008—                                                                                                                                                          Stop by the Fauquier County Farm Bureau booth and
                                                       While strolling down Main Street, stop by and pick-up the
Meet the Farmer Day, Marshall IGA                      “Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food guide and      Saturday: June 14, 2008—                                     pick-up the “Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local”
                                                       find out where you can purchase locally produced food                                                                     food guide and learn about where you can purchase
Location: 8382 West Main Street, Marshall, VA                                                                       Culpeper Farmers’ Market                                     some of Fauquier’s homegrown food and farm
                                                       and farm products. A farmers’ market will be setup on
Stop by and pick-up the “Northern Piedmont Buy         Main Street with vendors selling locally produced foods as   Location: East Main & Commerce Streets, Culpeper, VA         products. Also, be prepared to attend the annual “Blue
Fresh, Buy Local” food guide and learn where you can   well. Admission is free and children and pets are welcome!                                                                Ribbon Dinner” and enjoy a meal comprised of almost
purchase more locally produced food and farm                                                                        Stop by between 8am and 12:30pm, to pick-up the newly        all locally produced / grown food. The dinner costs $8
                                                       This is sure to be a community event you cannot miss!
products. Enjoy samples of Fauquier County’s home-                                                                  released “Northern Piedmont Buy Fresh, Buy Local” food       for one, and $15 for two to attend.
grown food and farm products, while speaking with      For more information, please contact:                        guide and find out where you can purchase more of
                                                                                                                    northern piedmonts freshest food and farm products. A        For more information, please contact:
local farmers on hand to share stories and answer      Doug Larson, (540) 341-0175 ext. 3 or visit
questions.                                             www.historicwarrenton.org                                    variety of the regions finest foods and farm products will   Tim Mize, (540) 341-7950 or visit
                                                                                                                    be available to sample and enjoy!                            www.fauquierfair.org
For more information, please contact:
                                                                                                                    For more information, please contact:
Holder Trumbo, (540) 364-9588, Ray Pickering,
                                                                                                                    Matt Benson, (540) 341-7961
(540) 349-5314 or Tim Mize, (540) 341-7950