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September 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 2019 Newsletter

Peaches in the summertime–>Apples in the fall View this email in your browser Winter Farm Share registration now open! While we’re still enjoying peak-season abundance, our local partner farms are busy preparing for fall and winter harvests; it’s time we, too, turn our thoughts to eating well in the colder months. Farm Share, our aggregated CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), is much more than a weekly box of food – it’s a powerful investment in your health, community, and local economy. Our Winter Share is a curated...

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August 2019 Newsletter

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Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers! View this email in your browser Happy Farmers Market Week! LEAP is joining markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 4-10, 2019! As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans...

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July 2019 Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on July 2019 Newsletter

  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

Click here to view LEAP’s 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

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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

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on February 2019 Newsletter

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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