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July 2018 Newsletter

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https://mailchi.mp/d7613cd6f736/new-faces-at-leap-annual-report-summertime-local-abundance?e=[UNIQID A few fresh faces here at LEAP, and thanks to a familiar one View this email in your browser Annual Report We’re pleased to release our 2017 Annual Report! This broad overview of our work over the course of last year illustrates how LEAP’s various programs continued to meet community needs and build up our local food system. A message from our Director, a look at the state of our finances, and a deeper dive into each of our program...

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2017 Annual Report

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2017 Annual Report

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June 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on June 2018 Newsletter

View this email in a new tab Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate Local abundance is upon us! Food Hub breathes new life into Heritage Point We’re beyond excited to announce a new partnership with the Roanoke Co+Op! Their property at Heritage Point (pictured above), which operated as an urban farm until 2015, is the new home to our small-scale food hub! The site’s barn now serves as the base of operations for the LEAP Mobile Market, as well as the packing house for the LEAP Farm Share program. At Heritage Point, with its easy...

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May 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May 2018 Newsletter

View this email in a new tab   Market season is finally here! LEAP Mobile Market 2018 season kicks off 5/15! We can’t hide our excitement for the launch of the 2018 Mobile Market season! The LEAP Mobile Market brings fresh, local, healthy food to Roanoke neighborhoods that otherwise lack access to fresh produce. We’ve expanded our reach to include 10 stops this year – see the full schedule and map below!  All stops are open to the public and we accept cash, debit, and EBT. And of course, like all LEAP markets, the...

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April 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on April 2018 Newsletter

Subscribe Past Issues Springtime means lots of fresh opportunities to re-commit to eating healthy and local… View this email in your browser Last chance to register for the 2018 LEAP Farm Share It’s still not too late to take advantage of the easiest, most convenient way to eat fresh, healthy foods and support local farmers all season long: Join LEAP’s 2018 Farm Share! LEAP aggregates local fruits, vegetables, eggs, and more from farmers within 100 miles of Roanoke. Farm Share members then pick up their curated box of fresh,...

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LEAP hiring Program Grant Manager

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Community-wide news, Newsfeed | Comments Off on LEAP hiring Program Grant Manager

LEAP hiring Program Grant Manager

Virginia Fresh Match and LEAP Program Grant Manager Organization Description Based in Roanoke, the non-profit Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP)’s mission is to nurture healthy communities and resilient local food systems. LEAP programs provide market outlets for local farmers, improve access to local food, increase affordability of fresh produce and support the growth and development of food-based businesses. LEAP also works regionally and statewide as the co-lead of Virginia Fresh Match, a statewide nutrition incentive network...

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March 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March 2018 Newsletter

Seeds are being sown, and Spring is around the corner…     LEAP is hiring, Farm Share registration is open, and plenty more reasons to get excited about our local food bounty! _____________________________ 2018 LEAP Farm Share registration now open! Looking for an easy, convenient way to eat fresh, healthy foods and support local farmers, all season long? Join LEAP’s 2018 Farm Share! LEAP aggregates local fruits, vegetables, eggs, and more from farmers within 100 miles of Roanoke. Farm Share members then pick up their...

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February 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on February 2018 Newsletter

Sign up for a Farm Share today! View this email in your browser Notes from mid-winter Spring must be around the corner– the days are getting noticeably longer and farmers are excitedly combing through seed catalogs. Here at LEAP, we are also in planning mode– prepping for another great year of markets, dreaming up new and better ways to increase access to fresh food and working hard to support local food businesses. The “off season” days are packed as we prep for a busy peak growing season. Keep reading to learn more!...

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January 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on January 2018 Newsletter

2017 Market wrap-up & preview of delicious things in 2018 Happy new year from LEAP for Local Food! View this email in your browser A heartfelt thanks from all of us at LEAP: 2017 market season is in the books! As we launch full-steam into a new year, we want to take a moment to sincerely thank all our loyal customers, our tireless volunteers, our local food evangelists who spread the good word about our markets and programs, our dedicated farmers and vendors, and indeed everyone who makes up our extended market family! Thanks to you all,...

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Seeking 2018 Market Vendors!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Seeking 2018 Market Vendors!

Seeking 2018 Market Vendors!

The application period for 2018 LEAP Market vendors is now open! Do you grow or create a product within 100 miles of Roanoke? We want to hear from you! LEAP markets include the Grandin Village Farmers Market and West End Farmers Market. Both markets are vibrant, food-focused community spaces and host a number of LEAP Healthy Food Incentive programs to ensure that our markets are inclusive and accessible to all. Download our  2018 Vendor Application and Information Packet to learn more. You can print and fill out the application and mail to...

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