Public Knowledge

Local Food Hub strives to create a community in which the knowledge and choice of local food is the norm, not the exception. Education is key to making informed choices, and there is so much to learn about Virginia’s rich agricultural bounty and its many benefits.

It starts with the farm, and Local Food Hub has close relationships with more than 60 partner farmers and their families. Our Farmer Profiles will help you get to know them too. Local Food Hub has deep knowledge of all of their products and growing methods, and works to promote full traceability from farm to plate in our food system. 

Local Food Hub’s  Food Access Programs increase food and cooking literacy. Patients in the Fresh Farmacy: Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program receive recipes provided by The PB&J Fund, and weekly inserts with food and nutritional information.

I used to not like kale and all that stuff, and I like that now. It’s helped me out a lot. I’m not a vegetable person….but I am now.” – 2018 Fresh Farmacy Recipient

During the annual Virginia Farm to School Week, Local Food Hub staff and partner farmers conduct in-school activities geared towards connecting students to their food and where it was grown. We host meet-the-farmer events and taste tests that get kids excited about trying and learning about new, healthy foods.

And our many local and national partnerships ensure that we are able to broaden the scope of our work and learn and share best practices from around the region and across the country.

Your Support

Educating our community about the value of local food and its impact on our environment, our local economy, and our health, relies on support from individual donors, If you would like to help build a local food system where the knowledge and choice of local food becomes the norm and not the exception, please donate today, or contact Kristen Suokko at (434) 244-3276 or kristen@localfoodhub.org.

Thank you, Local Food Hub supporters!

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