The VISTA will work with existing and emerging food and farm businesses to increase their viability, profitability, and sustainability by coordinating and providing them with toolkits, training, technical assistance, and business planning. The Coalition works with a diverse set of food and farm businesses across West Virginia including food hubs, small scale farmers, cooperatives, restaurants, value added food producers, institutional food buyers, community supported agriculture projects, and farmers markets.
Additionally, the Coalition is coordinating the development of foodsheds in West Virginia. A foodshed is a region in which a local food system is housed. This includes the people that make up the food system, including producers, consumers, and marketers, as well as the infrastructure that makes up the food system, including production land, aggregation and distribution efforts, producer cooperatives, schools and other institutions, and markets.
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Education , Community Outreach , Health . Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur , Computers/Technology , Education , Recruitment , Community Organization , Public Health , Public Speaking , Communications .