Virginia farmers markets continue to expand as customer demand for local food grows.
It’s relatively easy for a restaurant to feature local fresh produce in the summertime, when area farmers have plenty. It’s more challenging in the winter.
Seven years ago an idea to bring more locally grown food to the people of Central Virginia took root in a unique business plan. Today, the Local Food Hub continues to serve thousands of consumers and is looking to grow again.
Chefs like cooking with farm-fresh ingredients, and diners enjoy eating at restaurants that source from local farms.
More than 50 medical, nutrition and nursing students from the University of Virginia toured local farms and enjoyed local foods at a Farm Bureau-sponsored farm-to-table event Sept. 25.