Access

WE BELIEVE...

...that access to adequate, healthy, culturally appropriate 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 retail and wholesale 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.

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Restaurant partnerships

We work with a handful of local restaurants to broaden the reach of local agriculture and provide new outlets to market producers. Learn more about our restaurant partnerships and other wholesale distribution prospects here.