The Northwest Connecticut Food Hub, a program of Sustainable Healthy Communities and the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG), launched in 2017 in Litchfield, CT. The Food Hub is now picking up food grown on 20 local farms (in Roxbury, Washington, Kent, Litchfield, Harwinton, Cornwall, and Warren) and delivering it to 20 food buyers (customers) including restaurants, schools, and grocery stores. Local farmers are involved in all aspect of the Hub's operations.
The Hub is working to add 20 more customers in 2019 and came to BAV for financial support toward this objective. It has ample supply of locally grown food that farmers would like to sell through the Hub, but needed supplemental funding to support the staffing necessary to grow their customer base.
The Hub will also be actively involved over the next year in helping interested farms meet new food safety regulations and participate in farm-to-school programs. For more information please contact locelyn at NHCOG. To donate directly to the Food Hub click here.