In June 2019, Local Food Hub underwent an exciting restructuring. 4P Foods, a like-minded a direct-to-consumer food hub, acquired our distribution operations. We married Local Food Hub’s strengths in farmer relationships and product knowledge with 4P Foods’ strength in logistics, market development, and sales, to create an even better system for getting food from small family farms to more members of our community.
Local Food Hub continues to exist as a nonprofit organization to provide the same great community services and programming it always has, including helping farmers with training and certifications, working with schools, and expanding its Fresh Farmacy and other food access programs.
Local Food Hub’s partner farms continue their same relationship, now with 4P Foods, and current or future customers can expect the same quality products from our partner farms, the same transparency, customer service and team, and the same commitment to supporting our region’s agricultural heritage.
4P Foods offers a smarter, healthier alternative to the traditional agribusiness model by reinstating small farms as the food source for the community. We forge close relationships with local farmers, and provide the services and infrastructure for the distribution of fresh, high-quality produce. We are a regional leader in ensuring that small farms regain their economic foothold in the marketplace, and that the knowledge and choice of local food becomes the norm, not the exception, for all segments of the community.
Our 75+ partner farms and producers represent the bounty and diversity of the Virginia foodshed. We are able to offer fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats and poultry, eggs, honey, grains, and more, to the hospitals, retailers, restaurants, schools, food banks, and partner distributors where most people get their food.