– West Virginia food
production companies who want to be listed in the West Virginia Department
of Agriculture’s (WVDA) new West Virginia Grown directory must apply to
become a member of the program by Friday, Dec. 13. The publication will
feature West Virginia grown members’ stories and the products they produce.
The directory is set to be published in March of 2020.
“One of our goals
for the West Virginia Grown program has been to produce a yearly
publication highlighting all of the members. In order to do so, our staff
has been working on garnering more members since the beginning of this
year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “It is time we show
all of the great things these producers are doing”
can apply for WV Grown status any time, they must meet the deadline to be
included in the 2020 printed directory. Members of the program can use the
WV Grown logo and are included in WVDA marketing and business reference
products must be made in West Virginia or have at least 50 percent of their
value added within the state. They must also have WVDA-reviewed labels and
meet other routine regulatory requirements. There’s no cost to join.
the directory will be our go-to publication when folks ask us for
information on local producers. Since there’s no membership fee, there’s no
reason for a producer to miss this opportunity. We encourage everyone to
sign up,” Leonhardt said.
information, call 304-558-2210 or click https://agriculture.wv.gov/divisions/marketinganddevelopment/Pages/WV-Grown-Program.aspx.