Momentum continues to mount behind local food and local economic development efforts in the Northern panhandle.
Wheeling was one of the top picks in a national Local Foods, Local Places competition. As a result, local organizations are receiving technical assistance from multiple state and federal agencies to help capitalize on the growing demand for local foods.
The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the national Local Food, Local Places program. The idea is to bring federal, regional, and state agencies together to help find and support existing local food and economic development efforts.