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LEAP's Food Hub is a place where local produce, proteins, and food products are purchased directly from farmers and other food hubs and distributed through our programs: the LEAP Mobile Market, the LEAP Farm Share, and LEAP's Community Produce Program. LEAP's Food Hub specializes in direct-to-consumer sales. We do not handle wholesale accounts.
Our food hub is also the home of our light processing program, where produce is frozen or dried to preserve it for future retail sales.
If you are a farmer interested in a wholesale market outlet that will serve your local community, we would love to talk with you.
To sell to LEAP's Food Hub, you must be either GAP-certified or fulfill the following requirements:
In 2022, LEAP began turning excess and "seconds" quality produce into frozen products to sell through the LEAP Farm Share and Mobile Market. This program minimizes food waste, stretches the seasonality of local produce, and creates local foods that are easier to handle for households with limited time and resources. Our goal with the program is to make local food more accessible and to create an outlet for farmers who have produce that is not "retail quality" but is still delicious and nutritious.
If you’re a farmer with "seconds" quality produce that would like to participate in LEAP’s light processing efforts, email email@example.com
We utilize interns and volunteers in our light processing program. If you're interested in helping to curb food waste, fill out our Volunteer Form