The WV Food and Farm Coalition, WV Farmers Market Association, and WV Farmers Cooperative passed resolutions in both the House and the Senate to make Feb. 23 Local Food and Farms day that the WV Legislature. Farmers from around the state came to support the effort and to educate law makers about the opportunities to diversify our economy with local foods and innovative crops. Creating a local food supply will not only help to diversify the WV economy, but will increase the access to fresh fruits and vegetables for local markets. Expanding farm to table operations will have a tremendous effect on the health and wellness of our state. These organizations are teaming up with local farmers to advocate for legislation this session that will expand the Cottage Foods industry, the Rabbit processing industry, and Industrial Hemp production in West Virginia. For more information on the status of the legislation, you can visit WV Food and Farm Coalition, WV Farmers Market Association, and WV Farmers Cooperative.