Augusta County's designation as a food processing mecca is growing in strength as Shamrock Farms announces its first expansion since opening its doors in the County in October 2014. The milk manufacturing facility will create more than 70 new jobs and invest more than $40 million into its Verona plant all while committing to source an additional $24 million in Virginia milk. This investment in Virginia milk quadruples Shamrock Farms purchases of Virginia agricultural products. What a great nod to the strong manufacturing and agriculture roots we have in Augusta County!
For the full press release, click
here, and click the links below for full media coverage.
Shamrock Farms products include Rockin' Refuel protein beverages, mmmmilk, and a new product - Cold Brew Coffee and Milk. If you eat lunch at Subway or Chick-fil-A or regularly shop at Kroger and buy milk, you've likely purchased a Shamrock Farms product!
Food Truck Wednesdays and North Augusta Farmers' Market
'Tis the season for fresh food! The
North Augusta Farmers' Market is now open every Wednesday from 12-5p.m. Held on the Augusta County Government Center dock, the market will be open every Wednesday now through October. While you're shopping for your weekly produce, fit in your lunch hour as well over at
Food Truck Wednesdays. Get more information, and check out the full schedule
here. You'll likely see us there!
Opportunities for local trucking companies
If you operate a local trucking company, there are several opportunities to attend conferences focused on safety in your industry.
Virginia Trucking Association's Safety and Human Resources Conference April 25-26, 2017 Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton VA RSVP by 4/14/17 and inquire about further information at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Motor Carrier Management Safety Conference May 23, 2017 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Augusta County Government Center, Verona VA RSVP by 5/1/17 and inquire about further information at: email@example.com
Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism 540.245.5619