Food System Resources: Local Events

Information about food systems, including current endeavors connected to Virginia Tech and the New River Valley community.

Below you will find a variety of food system events going on in the NRV. From educational programs to charitable gatherings, there is a lot more going on than what is listed here. If you know of an event page that should be added to this list, please reach out to us!

Do your part, get involved, and help stimulate our local food networks.


Blacksburg Farmers Market: Blacksburg Farmers Market offers various musical performances and other interactive events. Find more in formation about the event in the hyperlink!


Hahn Horticulture Garden: The Hahn Horticulture garden holds various events to build the community; such as yoga classes, floral lessons, and more. Click the hyperlink to find their calendar!


Stepping Out: A Blacksburg yearly event that brings together local vendors, artists, and farmers to provide entertainment and support to the local economy! Use the link to find out more about this year's event, who will be performing, and most importantly when it will be!


Roanoke Leap Mobile Market: Find out where the Leap mobile farmers market will be by following the link! 


Fork and Cork: Fork and Cork is a yearly food, wine, and art festival with local vendors and retailers. Click the link to find more about the vendors, when it is, and how to get involved!


The NRV Master Gardeners: The Master Gardeners hold various events; such as educational programs, plant sales, and donation drives. Click the click to access their home page where you can scroll down and find their upcoming events!


Virginia Cooperative Extension: The Virginia Cooperative Extension has a variety of events all throughout the commonwealth and a page can be found for every county in the state by clicking the link and searching your county!

The NRV valley county pages and events calendars can be found in these links: Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Giles, Radford.