Food and Community

Sponsored by Smithfield
Sponsored by Smithfield

Food and Community is an exploration of the meanings food has for us as members of communities and cultures. Food is central to our understandings of ourselves, our identities. It’s at the center of all the major events of our lives–from birth through death, food brings us home and reminds us of who we are.

This project explores foods and food practices throughout Virginia that are both traditional and innovative: foods that were tied to the land in times past and are still found on our tables, as well as foods integral to those who have arrived in Virginia more recently.

We invite you to discover a few of the people and places VFH has encountered in doing our work. Food and Community is made possible with a grant from Smithfield Foods Inc.

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