Local Food Hub hosts many events throughout the year, ranging from farm to table dinners and concerts to grower-driven workshops. We also promote events hosted by our partners and friends. If you would like to add an event to our listing, please email Laura Brown at email@example.com.
Local Food Hub Events
Please Join us for a Celebration at the Local Food Hub Warehouse in Ivy, VA!
Thursday, November 20, 5:00 p.m., awards 5:30 p.m.
566 Dettor Road
Local Food Hub is pleased to announce that the 2014 Community Food Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 20, followed by a party to celebrate Local Food Hub’s fifth year. The Community Food Awards provide an opportunity to recognize farmers, businesses, and institutions for their commitment to local food, healthy communities, and Virginia agriculture. The ceremony will be followed by a bonfire and meal celebrating Local Food Hub’s five years of operation and the community that has supported it.
Ten awards will be announced:
Partner Producer of the Year, Fruit and Vegetable (two separate awards), honors Local Food Hub partner producers and farming families who excel at consistently and reliably delivering local produce packed in accordance with the highest standards.
Pioneer in the Field, recognizes a Virginia farmer who has demonstrated innovation in food system development through their work with Local Food Hub.
Rookie of the Year, honors a new partner producer who has demonstrated a commitment to partnership with Local Food Hub and increasing access to local food.
Retail Leader, recognizes a retailer who has demonstrated a commitment to the purchase and marketing of local food and to a partnership with Local Food Hub in this effort.
Institutional Leader, honors an institution that has made a commitment to local agriculture through their menu planning and food service offerings.
Small Business, Big Impact, honors a small business that effectively and creatively incorporates locally grown food into their inventory or product offerings.
Trailblazer, honors individuals or organizations who have developed innovative and creative solutions to procuring locally and have made a commitment to increasing community access to fresh, farm sourced food.
Community Partner, recognizes a community organization that demonstrates a commitment to partnering with Local Food Hub on increasing education about and access to local food.
Innovation in Agriculture, a cash award provided by Bundoran Farm by Natural Retreats, recognizes a small-scale family farmer who has demonstrated creativity and innovation in order to grow or expand their farm business.
A special thanks to the community sponsors that enable this ceremony to be held, including , Albemarle County, Bankers Insurance, City of Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Nest Realty, Oakencroft Farm, Payne Ross and Associates, University of Virginia Community Credit Union, and Whole Foods Market Charlottesville.
This event is free and family-friendly. To RSVP, please click here. For questions or to RSVP by phone, please call 434-244-0625.
Paramount Presents: Third Annual Alternative Gift Fair
Thursday, December 4, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
215 East Main Street
At The Paramount Theater’s Third Annual Alternative Gift Fair, nonprofits will be set up around the theater to share information about their projects and mission with community members. Community members, or “shoppers”, in return can decide which nonprofit they would like to support with contributions that can be made in honor of friends and family, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift. Shoppers will have the opportunity to support various Local Food Hub programs, including our efforts to bring more local products into school cafeterias and teach students about where their food comes from, provide free training and technical assistance to our 70+ partner producers, provide fresh, local produce to organizations feeding the hungry, and more. This season, your holiday gift can help provide access to farm sourced food for our community. For more information, visit the Paramount’s website here.
Local Food Hub Workshops
We routinely host workshops that are open to the public. For a list of previous workshops, visit our Workshop page here.
Local Food Hub Partner Events
None at this time.