Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Staff
Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Staff

The Albemarle County/Charlottesville office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Albemarle County/Charlottesville improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (434) 872-4580
Fax: (434) 872-4578
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Starting a Food Business 101

When: May 12, 2014

Where: Albemarle County Office Building: McIntire, Room 235

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon


Cost: Free

Please Register Here:  

This class is geared for small-scale food business entrepreneurs – primarily those wanting to sell value-added products, and for food vendors/food trucks at local farmers’ markets. By attending this class, you will have a clearer idea of what's involved in starting a food based business and know what your next steps are to move forward with your dream. The class is structured to introduce you to a diverse array of important local resources.     

  • Introduction to Microentrepreneurship – Dr. Scott Tate
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Nora Gillespie
  • SCORE - Tom McQueeney
  • Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) - Kate Weakley
  • Virginia Department of Health (VDH) - Archer Campbell
  • VA Food Works/Homegrown VA - Allie Hill
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) – Cathryn Kloetzli and Ian Pasquarelli
  • Group Q & A Session

ServSafe National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification

When: May 20th and 27th, 2014

Where: Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902, 2nd Floor VCE Training Room

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $150

Registration Deadline: May 10th, 2014

ServSafe National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification Brochure and Registration (PDF | 329KB)

Click here to register on-line