Cultivate food

LEAP Supports Producers

LEAP provides access to customers, as well as resources and tools,
for food producers, farmers, and growers across the Roanoke region.


The LEAP Kitchen is a shared cooking space with a fully equipped, licensed commercial kitchen designed for a variety of food businesses.

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Community Gardens

LEAP's Community Gardens promote health and abundance by providing inclusive garden spaces where people can work, play, learn, and share. For a nominal fee, anyone can dig in the dirt, raise food for their table, discover the joys of growing. Click to learn about changes happening in LEAP's Community Gardens, as well as ways to reserve a plot, and support the gardens.

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Food Hub

LEAP buys local produce, proteins, and food products wholesale. It distributes them through its mobile market, farm share, online marketplace, and other programs. Learn how LEAP can support your farm or food business by providing new sales outlets.

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market vendors

LEAP runs two farmers markets as well as an online marketplace. Its markets prioritize local, sustainable agriculture and provide an accessible, profitable venue for small-scale businesses. Interested in becoming a LEAP vendor?

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Your support grows healthy communities