Introducing Southern Virginia Food Hub

Published 10:18 am Friday, March 13, 2020

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The Lunenburg County Historical Society will meet Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Ripberger Public Library at 117 South Broad Street in Kenbridge.

The program presenter will be Jerry Tuttle, of Brickland in Lunenburg, who is the outgoing chairman of the board of the Southern Virginia Food Hub.

This agriculturally-based group works in cooperation with farmers in eight counties across the Southside: Lunenburg, Brunswick, Charlotte, Nottoway, Greensville, Mecklenburg, Halifax, and Dinwiddie.

Some of their produce is taken to urban areas for sale there, but local people can also take advantage of these farm-fresh products.

Tuttle will share innovative ideas that the food hub is successfully pursuing. He comments that its operation is “one of a kind. There is nothing else like it in Virginia.” The food hub does direct business with local consumers at its “Maker’s Market” in South Hill, where delicious foods are prepared in its certified kitchen from only-Virginia sourced items.

The market offers for sale a variety of complete dinners as well as individually packaged items which can be taken out or consumed in its deli. During the summer growing season, local produce is available for purchase.

Farming has always been an important aspect of Lunenburg’s economy. In a time that we are increasingly concerned about the origins of our food, find out how the Southern Virginia Food Hub is addressing this matter of farm-to-table freshness.

Lunenburg County Historical Society meetings are always open to the public. Come and discover new ideas.