Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Local Food Hub Calendars are here!

Dear friends,

As you know, we embarked on a tremendous journey a year ago. The result of this journey is an extremely relevant non-profit organization which is already having a tangible impact on our small farms and our community at large.
  • We have created an innovative model which works with small local farms to get their produce into the hands that need it: schools, institutions, grocers and the hungry.
  • We have a licensed produce distribution warehouse.
  • We operate an educational farm where kids, adults, and farmers can learn innovative ways of growing produce and making the most of their efforts.
  • And we run an aggressive marketing campaign, increasing the demand for local foods and the profitability of our farmers.
In just five short months, we have surpassed each and every one of our objectives.

Did you know that if each household in Virginia spent just $10 of their weekly food budget on local food, it would generate $1.65 billion in direct economic impact for Virginia’s economy annually??

Let’s work towards that goal! This year the Local Food Hub has created a 2010 Calendar Guide to Eating, Drinking & Shopping Local. The calendar features gorgeous photography of Virginia’s farms and highlights our area’s retailers and events that sell local products and foods. And there’s a comprehensive tear-out guide for all your local shopping needs.

Local businesses from around the area sponsored all printing and design costs so that every dollar raised can go to our programming. Will you match that effort?

Please consider purchasing one (or 10!) of these calendars as gifts for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. They are only $20 - a great price for a full-color, 14" x 11" gorgeous calendar. And, 100% of the price goes to fund our programs (which are many!).

With your help we can continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

Please support our work by purchasing your calendar here: http://tinyurl.com/LFHCalendar and telling your friends by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Calendars are also available at the following fine area retailers:
Blue Ridge Country Store
Blue Ridge Eco Shop
Greenwood Gourmet Grocery
Integral Yoga
Jefferson Vineyards
Kenny Ball Antiques
Market Street Wineshop
Milano Cafe
Mona Lisa Pasta
Nelson County Visitor's Bureau
Rebecca's Natural Foods
Seasonal Cook
Sugar Snap Kids
Vivian's Art to Wear

Happy holidays (and thanks for reading)!

- Marisa