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October 04, 2017
On Wednesday, Ellen Patterson's 3rd-grade class and other students at Virginia L. Murray Elementary School celebrated Virginia Farm to School Week by participating in the "Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth," a synchronous eating of Virginia apples at 10 a.m. The PTO at V. L. Murray, an Albemarle County ...
March 14, 2017
A shipment of more than 2,000 Virginia apples is just a “small step” in Charlottesville City Schools’ efforts to bring locally grown food to all of its students. A new monthly program, Local on the Line, adds one item sourced from the Local Food Hub’s partner farms to ...
October 20, 2016
The Local Food Hub recognized farmers, businesses and nonprofits for contributions to Virginia agriculture at the organization’s annual Community Food Awards celebration Thursday. “It takes a community to build a better food system,” said Local Food Hub executive director Kristen Suokko. When volatile weather decimated peaches and other crops ...
October 22, 2015
The Local Food Hub celebrated its sixth year of operations Thursday by honoring area farms and businesses that are improving the region’s food system. “Central Virginia’s food system is improving every year,” said Kristen Suokko, the nonprofit’s executive director. “The [award winners] are contributing to better nutrition ...
July 20, 2015
For the hundreds of English language learners enrolled in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County school systems each year, challenges to academic success are immense. Not only must these students learn how to read, write, speak and study a new language, but they must also adapt to a new community and ...
July 05, 2015
Fresh, local produce recently joined the list of employee perks for staff of Albemarle County-based Crutchfield Corp. In partnership with the Local Food Hub, the consumer electronics retailer has joined a Farm to Workplace program providing employees with boxes of local fruit and vegetables every other week. Demand was high ...
June 19, 2015
Fresh Farmacy gives out locally grown goodness to at-risk area residents Spinach, lettuce, broccoli, sugar snap peas and cherries overflowed from brown paper bags on a recent night at Charlottesville’s Free Clinic. The clinic is one of three in the Charlottesville area that have partnered with the Local Food ...