LEAP in the News

August 2017

Virginia First, Ag Life: Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

 

July 2017

101.5/102.5 The Mountain FM – Community Spotlight

 

May 2017

The Roanoke Tribune, LEAP celebrates launch of new Mobile Market, May 19

WDBJ7, Farmers market hits the road in Roanoke, May 15

The Roanoke Times, Med Beat: New farmers market on wheels debuts Monday in Roanoke, May 15

The Roanoke Times, Roanoke City Market to double match for shoppers with SNAP cards, May 10

 

February 2017

WSLS 10, Local farmers work to keep agriculture alive in Southwest Virginia, February 28

Virginia First, Local farmers discuss challenges, February 21

Roanoke Times, LEAP to host Farmer Listening Sessions beginning Feb. 21, Febuary 20

NRV News, Farmer Listening Sessions, February 17

WSLS10, LEAP receives grant for program giving healthy food to Medicaid recipients, February 13

November 2016

Virginia First WFXR, LEAP for Local Food launches Food Business StartUp program, November 24

Roanoke Times, LEAP offers education, resources for food-industry startups, November 16

Roanoke Tribune, Food business incubator program created, November 11

Septemeber 2016

Roanoker Magazine, LEAP Kitchen Offers Opportunity, September 16

Politico Magazine, How Western Virginia Tackled the Rural Health Problem, September 15

July 2016

Roanoke Business, What’s cooking at The Kitchen in Roanoke? July 2016

Virginia Business, What’s cooking at The Kitchen in Roanoke? July 2016

Roanoke Outside, What is The LEAP Kitchen? July 19

Virginia First, Ag Life program, Fresh Food Rx Connects Diabetics with Local Produce, July 6

June 2016

Roanoke Times, Mobile Market expansion brings fresh produce to Roanoke neighborhoods, June 15

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Roanoke Times, LEAP Mobile Market expands, June 1

May 2016

VT Office of Economic Development, The Kitchen opens in Roanoke’s West End neighborhood, May 5

April 2016

Roanoke Tribune, West End Community Market and LEAP launch The Kitchen, April 29

WVTF/Radio IQ, Shared Kitchen in Roanoke Aims to boost Food Businesses, April 28

Roanoke Times, The Kitchen opens in Roanoke for local food-related start-ups, April 27

The Kitchen

WDBJ, A community kitchen opens in Roanoke, April 27

WSLS, LEAP opens community kitchen in Roanoke, April 26

November 2015
Ag Life Screen Shot

WFXR News, Ag Life Program, did a story about LEAP’s upcoming Community Kitchen on November 17

Roanoke Times, “LEAP Lands $40,000 in grants for community kitchen in Roanoke”, November 16

October 2015
Great Video about the Healthy Start Collaboration and LEAP’s work with TAP and other community partners.

August 2015
Cox Connections with LEAP for Local Food

June 2015
WSLS10, “LEAP Mobile Market brings fresh, healthy food to the community,” June 11

February 2015 The Roanoke Times, “LEAP works to connect the dots between food producers, consumers,” February 20

The Roanoke Times, Fridge Magnet, “A February filled with food,”February 6

Cox9 Round Roanoke, Big Lick Cocktail Classic for LEAP, February 3 January 2015 WDBJ7, “Healthy initiatives taking off in a Roanoke neighborhood,” January 20video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player   December 2014 WFIR Morning News, “$100k grant to help start-ups prepare locally-grown foods for year-round sale,” December 4

WDBJ 7, “LEAP for Local Food receives $100,000 grant,” December 4 video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

WSLS 10, “Community Kitchen aims to launch more food businesses,” December 2

WDBJ 7, “West End Community Market offers healthy foods to Roanoke neighborhood,” December 2video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

November 2014 WSLS 10, Freedom First Fridays on Daytime Blue Ridge with Maureen Best, LEAP Executive Director, November 21  

101.5 TVMP Roanoke Valley Conversations featuring Brittany DeKnight, LEAP AmeriCorps VISTA, November 9