Local Food Hub

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The Local Food Hub is a non-profit wholesale-food-distribution hub created in 2009 to provide food from local farms to area stores, restaurants, and other food-service facilities.

Additionally, the Local Food Hub matches consumers with producers. The group also works with area schools to educate students about the benefits of locally-produced food. [1]

An official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the food hub in April 2016. [2]

Funding

Initial funding was provided by the Nelson County Economic Development Authority, the Piedmont Environmental Council, Coran Capshaw, John Grisham (Oakwood Foundation), Bama Works Fund, and the Blue Moon Fund. [3]

In February 2009, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors declined a request for Economic Opportunity Funds. [4]

References

  1. Web. Food program sparks student interest in eating local, Maggie Ambrose, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 15, 2013, retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. Web. Federal official tours Local Food Hub, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 27, 2016, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. Web. Farmer's helper: Local Food Hub opens, Dave McNair, News Article, The Hook, July 16, 2009, retrieved January 2, 2017.
  4. Web. Board further refines criteria for economic opportunity fund; Has reservations on tapping fund for local food hub, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 5, 2009, retrieved January 2, 2017.

External links

official site

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