Creative Local Food Solutions.

Are you looking for a one-stop resource for local food decisions and providers? LEAP can help you find the best food providers in the Roanoke and Southwest Virginia region. Whether your goal is to buy from nearby family farmers, eat healthier on a budget, or start your entrepreneurial venture in our professional kitchen, LEAP can help!

Local Environmental Agriculture Project, Inc. – LEAP – is a Roanoke-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  LEAP nurtures our food community. We do this to create an equitable food and farming system which prioritizes health and abundance, and by supporting community initiatives, markets, farms, and farmers.

Fill up on farm-fresh food

Visit our Farmers Markets in Grandin Village and the West End, and all around Roanoke at the LEAP Mobile Market. You’ll meet the people who grew or raised your meal and taste the difference that “picked-today” or “raised with care” makes. Or, you can support your local farmer by ordering from our LEAP Online Marketplace, or with the convenience of a weekly pick-up of fresh, seasonal food by registering for our Farm Share. All our markets offer Healthy Food Incentives – use SNAP / EBT (food stamps), P-EBT, or show proof of Medicaid, WIC, or TAP Head Start, and for every $1 you spend, get an additional $1 FREE for fruits and vegetables.

Get cooking at the LEAP Kitchen

Located in Roanoke’s West End neighborhood, The LEAP Kitchen is our certified commercial kitchen space designed to incubate new and growing small food businesses (caterers, bakers, jam makers, and more!). Learn about both the creative and the business side of the trade through the exciting on-site community programming.

A strong local food economy depends on you!

You can help by shopping at our markets, donating to LEAP, or buying a LEAP Market Gift Certificate for a friend.