Access

WE BELIEVE...

...that access to healthy local food is a basic human right. 

what is a food hub?

The definition of a food hub, as provided by the National Good Food Network, goes as follows: 

“A regional food hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.”

While we do consider ourselves a community organization first and foremost, fulfilling more roles than this definition suggests, our most tangible goal is to increase access to local food for all by actively managing "the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified food products". As such, we are striving to be effective facilitators of cooperation and communication amongst both the supply and demand sectors of our local food network, as well as build key infrastructure to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers.

Through our access initiative, we aim to make agricultural operations more viable and local goods more accessible to all community members by maintaining dynamic relationships with producers, opening new market channels, and working with local food pantries. 

SWeet beet market 

What was once a farm stand is now a full-fledged market. Learn how this market has grown from a pilot project to a community staple, our location and hours, and what you'll find when you visit us here.

IMG_2652.jpg

Farm to Institution

We are currently working on a grant project to assess the possibility for wholesale distribution of local goods within our network and statewide. 

Learn more. 

FullSizeRender 13 2.jpg

food pantries

We work closely with our local pantries to help make healthy local food available to low-income families in our area. 
 

Learn more.