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October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on October 2021 Newsletter

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Enjoy Delicious Local Food This Winter From November through January, LEAP offers a Winter Farm Share, filled with items like sweet potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, apples, pork sausage, shiitake mushrooms, grits, and goat cheese. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. You can also add an egg or bread share to your order. Pick-ups are Tuesdays at West End Farmers Market or Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The cost is $405 for 11 weeks. Half-price shares...

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Vendor Spotlight: Rivenwood Gardens

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Rivenwood Gardens

Photo courtesy Rivenwood Gardens By Layla Khoury-Hanold Between the two of them, farmers Christine Mann and Corey Hamza have experience farming in California, Oregon, and New Zealand, but it took moving to Franklin County to find a farm to call their own. This year, Rivenwood Gardens made their Grandin Village Farmers Market debut, and the couple have made Virginia home. Initially, the pair looked for land on the West Coast, but it was too expensive (to say nothing of the challenges with irrigation). When they started researching creative...

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September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 6, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 2021 Newsletter

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Hiring Kitchen Manager

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hiring Kitchen Manager

About Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP): Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) is a 501c3 non-profit based in Roanoke City.  LEAP nurtures our food community to create an equitable food and farming system which prioritizes health and abundance. We do this by supporting community initiatives, markets, farms, and farmers. LEAP values:  Equity: We believe that all people should have affordable access to the food that feeds them and their families. We believe that farmers and food producers should be able to have...

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Vendor Spotlight: Folklore Ferments

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Folklore Ferments

by Layla Khoury-Hanold It’s always nice to be invited back, isn’t it? Such was the case for Andrew Kingery of Folklore Ferments, who, one Saturday in June was called to fill in for the bread vendor at LEAP’s Grandin Village market. Market goers couldn’t get enough of his sourdough boules and baguettes and requested that Kingery return. Determining that there was room for another bread vendor, Kingery earned a regular booth and has been at the market every Saturday since late June, where he’s quickly garnered a following of repeat...

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August 2021 newsletter

Posted by on Aug 3, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on August 2021 newsletter

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Hiring Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hiring Marketing & Communications Coordinator

About Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) is a 501c3 non-profit based in Roanoke City.  LEAP nurtures our food community to create an equitable food and farming system which prioritizes health and abundance.We do this by supporting community initiatives, markets, farms, and farmers. LEAP values:  Equity: We believe that all people should have affordable access to the food that feeds them and their families. We believe that farmers and food producers should be able to have...

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July 2021 Newsletter

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LEAP hiring Farm Share Coordinator

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on LEAP hiring Farm Share Coordinator

About Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP) is a 501c3 non-profit based in Roanoke City.  LEAP nurtures our food community to create an equitable food and farming system which prioritizes health and abundance. We do this by supporting community initiatives, markets, farms, and farmers. LEAP values:  Equity: We believe that all people should have affordable access to the food that feeds them and their families. We believe that farmers and food producers should be able to have...

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Vendor Spotlight: Piemonte Provisions

Posted by on Jun 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Piemonte Provisions

By Layla Khoury-Hanold When Sandra Sarlinga and Fabian Luján decided they wanted to start their own small business, they knew they wanted it to be food related. “As Argentinians, food is a focal point in our life,” Sarlinga says. “[It’s] the Italian side, with food and people around the table on Sunday.” When they moved to Alamance County, North Carolina, in 2000, they discovered an equally passionate food culture and local food scene, which provided fertile ground for small batch artisanal food businesses to flourish. In 2005, they launched...

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