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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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December 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on December 2017 Newsletter

Happy holidays from everyone on the LEAP team View this email in your browser The markets never stop The days are short and the weather is getting cold, but that doesn’t stop our group of determined farmers and entrepreneurs. Join us on December 16th for the monthly Grandin Village Winter Market, where you’ll get all kinds of cold weather crops, pastured meats, baked goods and more. And remember: the West End Farmers Market happens every Tuesday under our covered patio. If it gets cold, we’ll roll down our nice vinyl...

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November 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

New fall/winter markets in the LEAP family Even though daylight hours are growing scare, our farmers aren’t quite done yet! If you haven’t heard, the West End Farmers Market is every Tuesday, year-round. Our outdoor Grandin Village Farmers Market is staying open the first two Saturdays in November (the 4th and 11th). The customers want more local food, and our farmers are all too willing to oblige! Just like last year, the Grandin Winter Markets start inside the CoLab on November 18th (10am-1pm) and happen on the 3rd Saturday of...

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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 2017 Newsletter

End-of-summer blessings from LEAP  Change is in the air… September brings cooler evenings, back-to-school transitions, and the first of the fall harvest is starting to appear at your local farmers markets (plus plenty of peak summer crops)! Come check out all the delicious fare your favorite local farmers have been working hard all summer to grow– taste the fruits of their labor!September is also a time of transition for us here at LEAP, as two of our LEAP family are moving on to other food-focused endeavors. If you’re...

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August 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on August 2017 Newsletter

Plenty more than peak season produce to get excited about in August While we hope you all are able to revel in the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies available at LEAP markets this month, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the peak of the season beyond just shopping at the farmers market and eating delicious, local, seasonal fare. Check out what else is happening in the local food world and come celebrate summer with us! Join us as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week! To highlight the important role local farmers markets...

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LEAP 2016 Annual Report

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on LEAP 2016 Annual Report

Click the following link to see LEAP’s 2016 Annual Report and learn more about the work we do to support local agriculture and food access in Roanoke and beyond....

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Grandin Village Farmers Market Open for the Season!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Newsfeed | Comments Off on Grandin Village Farmers Market Open for the Season!

The Grandin Village Farmers Market is rocking and rolling!  The market opened for our main season on April 22 and will be booming until the end of October. Come check out the fantastic vendors, eat delicious food, and make new friends every Saturday from 8:00-12:00. The Market is located in the raised parking lot behind the CoLab (1327 Grandin Road). You can access the lot from the lower parking lot or from Westover Ave. 2017 Grandin Village Farmers Market...

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February 2017 Newsletter

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February 2017 Newsletter

View this email in your browser Regional Food System Work and Farmer Listening Sessions In partnership with the Roanoke Valley-Allegany Regional Commission’s  Local Food Planning Committee, LEAP released the “Roanoke Local” Regional Food and Agriculture Report. This report compiles existing data from the US Agriculture census, Virginia Department of Agriculture, and food system assessments from the region to create a starting point for us to think about our regional food shed. One thing we learned from this process is that...

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