Local Food Hub reaps what it sows

Yesterday, Charlottesville’s Local Food Hub formally announced a 15-month grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Resources Conservation Service. The Local Food Hub, which functions as a regional link between family-owned farms and nearby markets and restaurants, received one of six grants awarded in the Commonwealth.

"These funds will enable us to provide more resources and educational opportunities for our partnering farms," says Director Marisa Vrooman. In turn, she adds, the funds "mean a healthier environment for Virginia and more delicious, locally grown food available for our community." Farm services manager Adrianna Vargo says that the grant will help the Hub launch "personalized farm consulting, a mobile resource library, and a free sustainable agriculture workshop series."

Among other local efforts, the Hub recently rolled up its sleeves to spruce up Southwood Mobile Home Park’s community garden. For previous C-VILLE coverage of the Local Food Hub, click here.

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