Many farmers in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley are producing high-quality, fresh, local food for their community while making a concerted effort to protect soil and water quality in our region. In this video, Buff Showalter of Fox Run Farm in Dayton explains the steps he is taking to make sure the food he produces is as healthy for our local waterways as it is for the people who enjoy it.
By purchasing locally grown food, you’ll get exceptional taste and freshness, you’ll strengthen your local economy, and you’ll support endangered family farms. If you buy food from farmers in the Shenandoah Valley who are working to protect water quality, you’ll also be making a positive contribution towards healthier streams and rivers in our region.
Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local produced this video as part of the project “Creating A Culture of Conservation From Farm to Table for Water Quality and Agricultural Community Sustainability.” An Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided funding for this project. Virginia Cooperative Extension manages the Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter.