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.

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 how to reserve a garden plot or get more involved with Roanoke's community gardens.

Food Hub

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

market vendors

LEAP runs two farmers markets, Grandin Village and West End. Its markets prioritize local, sustainable agriculture and provide an accessible, profitable venue for small-scale businesses. Interested in becoming a LEAP vendor?

Your support grows healthy communities