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Public meeting set for 6 Wednesday to discuss building a local food hub

Feb. 01, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

HUNTINGTON — If you would like some local food for thought, have we got the meeting for you.
At 6 p.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 1, folks interested in implementing a local food hub in Huntington, are gathering at Unlimited Future, 1650 Eighth Ave., Huntington.
Join folks as they continue the discussion about local foods.

 “We've identified what we want, the challenges and what we need and how do we get there? What topics do we want to address in preparation for March's strategic planning session with a leading expert in local food systems,” said one of the organizers Stacy McChesney, who owns the Gimme5 Cafe, which features locally-grown and organic foods.

   The group will be discussing ways to try and start up a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture system where farmers can sell more locally-grown and organic products directly to consumers in the Tri-State.
  The group, led by three Marshall University sociology seniors, Lauren Kemp, Christa Galvin and Kelly Cox, is prepping for a March 19-20 event at Heritage Farm that will feature nationally-known speaker and organic farmer, Anthony Flaccavento, of Abingdon, Va.
 For folks interested in talking about how There is also Chat n’ Chew at 21 at the Fredrick, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact any of the project group members: Lauren Kemp, kemp11@marshall.edu; Kelly Cox, cox164@marshall.edu; Christa Galvin, galvin2@marshall.edu.

  You can read more about Flaccavento’s mission to support ecologically healthy regional economies and food systems at www.ruralscale.com.