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July 2019 Newsletter

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  Help us celebrate the season at some great events this month Peak summertime local abundance! View this email in your browser Farmers for America film screening & discussion Farmers For America: A Documentary to Celebrate, Support, & Inspire Young Farmers WHO WILL FEED US? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up. Join us Wednesday, July 10th from 7:15-9:30 at the...

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Farmers For America film screening & panel discussion

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Farmers For America film screening & panel discussion

Farmers For America Wed 7/10 7:15 pm Runtime: 1:15 Not rated. FREE! The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America’s farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis on an unprecedented scale. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who are accepting the virtuous challenge of feeding us all. The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs, Returning the...

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June 2019 Newsletter

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Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate Abundance is upon us! View this email in your browser Cherry Preservation Night this Thursday Cherry season is here! These especially delicious seasonal fruits are also one of the most difficult to process. A little help and community of local food lovers goes a long way to lighten the load. Come check out the LEAP Kitchen space on Thursday, June 6th between 3-7pm! We will have cherry pitters, stock pots, and canning pots available for your use. This is a great opportunity to check out the space for your...

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May 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May 2019 Newsletter

Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate Locavores rejoice! Produce is finally poppin’ off! View this email in your browser Launch of the LEAP Mobile Market season! Starting May 14, the LEAP Mobile Market will resume bringing fresh, local produce to Roanoke neighborhoods that otherwise lack access to fresh food. We’ve expanded our reach to include 11 weekly stops this year – see the full schedule and map below! All stops are open to the public and we accept cash, debit, credit, and EBT. And of course, like all LEAP markets, the...

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2018 Annual Report

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2018 Annual Report

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April 2019 Newsletter

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Join us as we celebrate ten years of real, local food! View this email in your browser Grandin Village Farmers Market kicks off our 10th season with Earth Day celebration 4/20! We are beyond excited to mark the opening of our tenth market season in Grandin! Come celebrate Earth Day with your local farmers at the first Grandin Village Farmers Market of the 2019 season! In addition to catching up with vendors we haven’t seen all winter and meeting new faces to our local food scene, come partake in the celebration! Activities will include:...

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March 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March 2019 Newsletter

Seeds are being sown, and Spring is around the corner… View this email in your browser Support LEAP on Roanoke Valley Gives Day! The goal of Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s Roanoke Valley Gives Day is to bring attention to the work and worth of Roanoke Valley nonprofits and to raise money for participating organizations during a 24-hour period. This year, funds raised through Roanoke Valley Gives will support the LEAP Mobile Market. Your support will allow us to continue providing fresh, local (grown within 100 miles), healthy...

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February 2019 Newsletter

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Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate Longer days and thawing temperatures have us thinking of seeds, starts, and the growing season to come… View this email in your browser Seeking host sites for Mobile Market stops! The LEAP Mobile Market brings local, healthy, and fresh food to Roanoke neighborhoods without easy access to fresh produce. We’re currently developing our schedule of weekly stops for the 2019 market season, and we need your help! We’re seeking partners to help us host a weekly farmers market; if you know of an...

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January 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on January 2019 Newsletter

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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