Tidewater Current | Spring 2013

Transmitting news and infomation about sustainable endeavors in Coastal Virginia and beyond. Updated Weekly.

Food Safety & Sustainable Production:

An embedded PDF below provides a look at recent news collected. For news updated on a daily basis, visit Carol's Pinterest Collection.

Local Farmers Markets are OPEN - Check out the Whole Foods Market Virginia Beach farmers market on Thursday evenings 4-7, The Onancock Market, Old Beach Farmers Market, VB Farmers Market, Suffolk Farmers' Market - Virginia, Smithfield Farmers Market, Shop Farmers' Fare, Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market on Saturday as well as Westside Produce & Provisions, Buy Local Corner Store.


Free webinar June 26th: "Rebuilding the Foodshed". Transition US, the Post-Carbon Institute, and Chelsea Green Publishing are partnering to bring you a series of webinars on the Community Resilience Guides, designed to provide community leaders with the tools they need to relocalize and transform our food, financial, and energy systems. Register



inorganicwetrust_picWednesday, June 12, 2013 at 07:00 PM - In Organic We Trust Documentary Screening
Naro Expanded Cinema (Colley Ave in Norfolk) - RSVP


xerces pic

Whole Foods Market and its vendor companies have relaunched the Share the Buzz bee conservation initiative. And for the second year running, they are teaming up with the Xerces Society to promote awareness of and engagement in pollinator conservation.

As part of the Share the Buzz campaign, Whole Foods Market stores nationwide will donate $0.10 to the Xerces Society for each pound of summer squash sold between June 12 and 25. Yup, on every summer squash: zucchini, yellow, crookneck, and all the others. The money raised will go directly to support our work with farmers across the country, helping them to restore wildflower-rich native habitat and protect local biodiversity.

Whole Foods is running Share the Buzz in celebration of National Pollinator Week (which is next week).

To help you find ways to eat squash, the Xereces Society will post a recipe every day until June 25 right on their facebook page.

Drink your way to a Cleaner Bay: Craft Brewers Contribute to Restoration Efforts - Tidewater Current | Fall 2012 - Striped Bass Pale Ale, Pearl Necklace and Rosie Parks Oyster Stout are all relatively new brews. And the proceeds from sales will be used for restoration efforts along the Chesapeake Bay.

New Earth Farm Cooking Classes- Virginia Beach - Various Sundays through May Easy & Healthy Garden Recipes - More info.

Hampton Roads Strawberry Picking Farms from HamptonRoads.com

View Hampton Roads Strawberries in a larger map



Read more about Sustainable Seafood in the region.



alaskan_brewingA long way from the Cheasapeake Bay, this company has got the right idea. Click the image to learn more.











Check the Archive for Previous Posts

All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer.

Top of Page