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Real Local RVA’s November Meeting
November 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Please join us for our last meeting of the year to hear the story of Autumn Olive Farms!
We know that this amazing family needs little to no introduction in the Richmond food scene. Autumn Olive Farms is an award winning small livestock farm owned by Clay and Linda Trainum located just north of Waynesboro in the central Shenandoah Valley. Autumn Olive Farms was born from humble beginnings. In 2008 Clay and Linda moved their family to the Virginia farm where Clay grew up after discovering their family was sick from toxic mold exposure in their home in North Carolina. The farm had been neglected for years, and the Trainum’s had a big job ahead of them. Their adventure began with goat farming and eventually they made the transition into pork farming.
With a farrow to finish operation that continues to grow every year, their meat is sought out by the best chefs and butcher shops all over the region. Autumn Olive’s goal is not to farm a variety of mediocrity, but rather specialize in raising and providing the finest heritage bred meats possible that evoke creativity and restore passion in culinary art. Their heritage breed animals are chosen for their long established history of unmatched qualities in taste, marbling, fat, nutrition, and yields that have been lost due to conformity to commodity farming. Come hear more about the story of their quest to heal with good quality food.
AOF has graciously donated pork to be prepared by Cardinal State Butchers for guests to sample! We’ll also have coffee from the Cafe at St. Stephen’s. Thanks to Woodside Farms for sponsoring this meeting!
**Real Local RVA meetings are open to both members and those interested in supporting the local food system. Meetings are free, we just ask that you register!