Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food. We provide the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home.
Our vision is that the knowledge and choice of local food becomes the norm, not the exception, for all segments of the community, and that small farms have a strong economic foothold in the marketplace.
We offer a smarter, healthier alternative to traditional agribusiness models by reinstating small farms as the food source for the community. We forge close relationships with our farmers and provide essential services that lead to the direct distribution of fresh, high-quality food to institutions, retailers, restaurants, and schools. We create community partnerships that promote knowledge of and access to local food where it is needed most.
Local Food Hub’s partner farms represent the bounty and diversity of the Virginia foodshed. Some operate 100 acre farms, others less than five acres. They are certified organic and conventional farmers, orchardists and value added producers, and those new to farming as well as seasoned veterans. Get to know our farmers by visiting our farmer profile page here.
Our Grower Services Program provides farmers with the tools and technical assistance they need to navigate the wholesale marketplace and create viable farm businesses. Our Farm to School Program breaks down the barriers to the consumption of and knowledge about farm sourced food in schools. Our Community Partners Program opens new avenues for access to fresh local food. Learn more about our programs under the “Our Programs” menu tab at the top of the page.
Local Food Hub, in addition to many of our partners, hosts events through the year, ranging from farm to table dinners and award recognition ceremonies, to grower-driven workshops. To learn more about our annual Food From Our Farms Dinner, click here, and for other upcoming events click here.