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Food Business StartUp

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Food Business StartUp

In partnership with the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and with the support of Freedom First Credit Union, Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) is proud to announce the creation of their Food StartUp, an incubator program for emerging food businesses. For potential entrepreneurs, the hurdles to creating a successful food-based business can seem daunting. The aim of the Food StartUp program is to provide those considering starting a food business with the education, support, and resources they need for...

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October 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Community Market News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on October 2016 Newsletter

LEAP welcomes a new AmeriCorps VISTA member, Ned Savage A native of Salem and graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Ned has traveled widely and we are so happy he has decided to move back to the area. Ned has worked and traveled internationally and in the US, including stints as an English teacher in Chile and Cuba. He developed a passion for local agriculture while working on a variety of small farms in northern California, Washington, and Hawai’i and he called West Virginia home for the past several years. In West Virginia, Ned started...

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September 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 2016 Newsletter

We’d like to introduce you to some new people in local food world. Say hi when you see them around! Tim Saunders, serving a year-long AmeriCorps State position with LEAP, will focus on outreach and marketing in partnership with Healthy Start. Tim is a Roanoke native and recently returned to the area after spending 17 years traveling yet mostly living in Western North Carolina. He earned a BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy at Warren Wilson College near Asheville North Carolina. His great-grandmother, Flora, was a vendor for the...

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August 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Uncategorized | Comments Off on August 2016 Newsletter

Market produce so great, you’ll HAVE to tell a friend August is an awesome month in the local food world– find the the most delicious summer produce at our markets. Get ready for crisp peppers, juicy peaches, sweet corn, and every color and shape tomato you can imagine. Our Community Markets in the West End and Grandin Village and the LEAP Mobile Market are in full swing, so come check them out!  If you are up to your eyeballs in produce– freeze, dry or can it for the winter months (rent The Kitchen for a canning party!). To...

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LEAP is hiring AmeriCorps VISTA member

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Community-wide news, Newsfeed, Uncategorized | Comments Off on LEAP is hiring AmeriCorps VISTA member

LEAP is hiring AmeriCorps VISTA member

LEAP is looking for a full time AmeriCorps VISTA Member (starting in mid-September) to support LEAP and our programs like The Kitchen, Mobile Market, Markets, and Healthy Food Incentive programs. Come be part of the LEAP Team! LEAP is honored to partner with The Advancement Foundation — LEAP is one of the placement sites for their AmeriCorps program. About the position Over the course of one year the VISTA will develop programs and plans in which stakeholders and community members will improve equitable access to fresh produce. The...

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LEAP hiring AmeriCorps State Member!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Newsfeed | Comments Off on LEAP hiring AmeriCorps State Member!

LEAP hiring AmeriCorps State Member!

LEAP is looking for a part-time AmeriCorps State Member (starting in August or September) to support our Mobile Market, Markets, and Healthy Food Incentive programs. Come be part of the LEAP Team! LEAP is honored to partner with The Advancement Foundation — LEAP is one of the placement sites for their AmeriCorps program. About the position Objective: The Member will work with LEAP to expand the Mobile Market, increase access to healthy food and improve food security in Roanoke City. As the Mobile Market expands, the Member will work to...

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July 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Fundraiser | Comments Off on July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

We’ve been invited to participate in the Deschutes Street Pub! This is an honor and we’re very excited to be involved in the very first event with Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke, happening on August 27th. Even better, Deschutes will be donating a portion of the proceeds to a number of local non-profits, including LEAP. There are lots of ways to join in the fun, read on to find out how. Sign up as a volunteer: You’ll get some cool swag and be a part of a fantastic event.Sign up with this link and be sure to enter...

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June 2016 Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Newsfeed | Comments Off on June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter

Things are humming right along in the local food world! The LEAP Mobile Market has hit the road and the customers are loving this convenient and affordable way to buy healthy food. The Grandin Village and West End Community Markets are swinging into high gear for the peak season– the region’s best farmers and food producers have amazing fruits, vegetables, plant starts, breads, meats, eggs, drinks and treats just for you!. As you know, The Kitchen is now open! We are accepting applications and ready for food businesses to be part...

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May Newsletter

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Community Market News, Community-wide news, Newsfeed | Comments Off on May Newsletter

Wow! We’re truly thankful for all your positive energy and support at the Grand Opening of The Kitchen on April 26th. Now that The Kitchen passed its health inspection, we’re ready to get a cookin’ and help food entrepreneurs open or expand their food businesses. If you want to read more about The Kitchen, check out our website. If you’d like a tour, you can contact Sam at sam@leapforlocalfood.org/leap to schedule a time to see the space. The Mobile Market opens May 17th  The Mobile Market will soon be back on the road...

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2016 LEAP Mobile Market schedule released

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Community Market News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2016 LEAP Mobile Market schedule released

The 2016 Mobile Market schedule is official! You can see the complete schedule here.   Check out the schedule and the map below to find the Mobile Markets stops near you. Fresh fruits and vegetables right in your...

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