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WVFarm2u Bloggers Unite: Meet Roanna

April 11, 2012

A new face is about to show up on the blog, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Roanna, a graduate dietetic intern at West Virginia University.

This past fall, I moved to West Virginia from Lancaster County, PA, where my family has been farming since the mid-1700s. At a young age, I toddled out to the garden alongside my mother as she grew delicious and scrumptious food for our family. Working alongside my mom and grandmothers, I learned how to can, freeze, and stock the root cellar.

I began marketing green beans and red raspberries through a family friend in middle school, and then partnered with my brother to sell sweet corn by the side of the road. I chose to study nutrition in college, desiring to integrate my passions for helping others, agriculture, and good food.

Along the way, I was able to spend three summers interning at two separate community supported agriculture (CSA) farms and gained experience in production and marketing. Through teaching cooking classes to inner city youth at the Joshua Farm. I grew in my desire to teach basic cooking skills to low-income families using simple whole foods.

I am currently enrolled in the Human Nutrition and Food masters program at WVU as I prepare to become a Registered Dietitian. Over the past 7 months of living in Morgantown, I have been connecting to the local food movement here, and I look forward to sharing some of these connections with you.

I hope that you find my experiences and observations to be helpful and interesting as we continue this conversation about where our food comes from and how we nourish our bodies.


From Beth: If you are interested in writing for this blog as well, please contact me at

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  1. April 11, 2012 12:19 pm

    Welcome aboard Roanna. I look forward to reading more posts from (by?) you!

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