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January 2019 Newsletter

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View this email in a new tab Happy New Year from LEAP! View this email in your browser 2018 recap, & looking ahead to the year to come! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and were able to cherish some time-honored food-focused family traditions (black-eyed peas and collards on New Years Day, anyone?). Thanks for your support in 2018! With your help, we had a great year providing market outlets for local farmers and food producers, ensuring equitable access to fresh produce throughout Roanoke and beyond, and supporting a healthy community...

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December 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on December 2018 Newsletter

Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate Thanks for supporting local farmers this year! View this email in your browser Stock up for the Season! The last Grandin market of 2018 is just around the corner! Come see us inside the CoLab from 10am-1pm on Saturday, December 15th for locally-grown veggies, responsibly-raised meats, baked treats, and everything else you need for the freshest holiday feast, all direct from ethical farmers and producers you know and trust. Plus, we’ll have a plethora of thoughtful, original gifts, hand-made with care...

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November 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on November 2018 Newsletter

View this email in a new tab Give thanks for the harvest by eating quality food! View this email in your browser Dig local, all year long! Shorter days and colder temperatures don’t mean you need to resort to inferior-quality or weeks-old food shipped from tropical climes. Embrace our seasonal abundance – learn to love the root vegetables, greens, apples, and oh-so-much more that local farmers are working hard to produce right here in our neck of the woods, even during the winter. Challenge yourself to eschew the perceived...

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October 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on October 2018 Newsletter

  Peaches in the Summertime > Apples in the Fall View this email in a new tab Winter Markets Update As the days grow ever-shorter, we want to make sure everyone still knows where to find clean, fresh, local food, even in the dead of winter. The LEAP Mobile Market will continue its regularly-scheduled weekly stops through Thursday, November 1… so go see Davey and stock up on farm-fresh food, right in your neighborhood, while you still can! The Grandin Village Farmers Market will continue at its regular time and location through...

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September 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 2018 Newsletter

Click here to view the newsletter in a new tab in your browser. Enjoy the peak-season abundance while it lasts, but start planning for the cooler months to come Winter Farm Share registration now open! Looking for an easy, convenient way to eat fresh, healthy foods and support local farmers and food producers, even during the leaner winter months to come? Join LEAP’s 2018 Winter Farm Share! LEAP aggregates local produce (~60% of share), eggs (~10%), meat, dairy, bread, canned goods (value-added goods ~30% of weekly share), and more from...

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August 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on August 2018 Newsletter

View this email in your browser   Celebrating farmers markets & their impacts on our community LEAP Markets celebrate Farmers Market Week! National Farmers Market Week runs from August 5-11th, 2018, and in celebration, LEAP farmers markets are holding three special events: The West End Farmers Market (1210 Patterson Ave SW Roanoke, in the covered pavilion behind the Freedom First Credit Union West End branch) is holding a kickoff party at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 7, highlighted by a proclamation of Roanoke Farmers Market Week...

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LEAP/Virginia Fresh Match Awarded $1.8 Million FINI Grant

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on LEAP/Virginia Fresh Match Awarded $1.8 Million FINI Grant

LEAP is proud to announce the awarding of a three-year $1.8 milllion federal FINI (Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive) grant to support improved healthy food access via SNAP incentives at Virginia farmers markets, CSA’s, mobile markets, and grocery retailers. To learn more, Read the August 6th Media Release  ...

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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

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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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