In our challenging times local, face-to-face community is more important than ever. Building a collaborative local culture is essential to the local food movement’s survival and for over a decade Land & Table has been creating spaces each month for connection and skillsharing among regenerative farmers, homesteaders, and local food advocates.
Join us on Tuesday, September 20 (6-8pm) at Bramble Hollow Farm in Montvale, Virginia (Bedford County) for a farm social, potluck, and tour.
Since 2004, Anna and Brent Wills have grown Bramble Hollow Farm in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, using managed livestock rotations, composts and soil-building techniques to diversify their pasture-based operation where they specialize in the production of heritage breeds of chickens and pigs. The Wills grow food for direct market customers, restaurants, local retail food outlets and a small farmer owned cooperative, serving Bedford County and the greater Roanoke Valley region.
This will be a great opportunity for networking, and being inspired by Brent and Anna’s vision for holistic, pasture based farming.
We will also be welcoming the Roanoke Regional Food System Partnership for some informal cross-pollinating conversations on building local foodsheds.
WHAT TO BRING:
– Bring a friend!
– Bring a main dish to share. This is a potluck.
(Or your own dinner if you do not want to participate in the potluck).
– Bring your own dishware (plate, utensils, etc).
– Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.
– Tips are appreciated and help us continue the work of Land & Table 🙂
This is an outdoor event (with shelter) and is rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.
Kids are welcome but they must be attended to by a parent during the event.
PLEASE NOTE: As always, if you are not feeling well, or have a fever, we ask that you stay home and rest.
Bramble Hollow Farm | 2108 Hutchens Rd, Montvale, VA 24122
US 460 to Montvale. Turn onto Rt. 695 (Goose Creek Valley Road) at Old Montvale School from US 460. Go 0.5 miles, turn right to stay on Goose Creek Valley Road. Go 4 miles, turn left onto Rt. 694 (Walnut Grove Church Road). Go .25 miles, stay right at intersection—follow pavement onto gravel, toward playground. Go 1 mile, turn left onto Rt. 680 (Hutchens Road). Bramble Hollow Farm is all the way at the end of Hutchens Road (PLEASE DRIVE SLOW) — pass State Maintenance sign, and keep on main road until you reach BHF. If you hit National Forest, you’ve gone too far!
RSVP For This Event
This is a free event open to the public. Please support our work in organizing these monthly events. Make sure to ‘Tip the Chicken’ when you arrive. Thanks!