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Making good food, fresh from local farms, accessible to everyone in our community.
An initiative of the Victoria Community Food Hub Society.
In March 2020, restaurants closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local farmers lost a valuable market, some up to 40% of their sales. Crops destined for these restaurants were planted in early spring and will be ready for harvest this month. With the help of the Rapid Relief Fund, the South Island FarmHub was able to fast track its launch and is now distributing fresh produce & locally produced goods to purchasers in the region.
The South Island FarmHub is an initiative of the Victoria Community Food Hub Society. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide local produce to agencies in the CRD that are feeding our most vulnerable! The injection of Rapid Relief funds was pivotal in creating the infrastructure required to distribute local food to the community in times of need and into the future.
The purchase of the Mustard Seed’s Food Security Distribution Centre warehouse as a community asset in June 2019 set the stage, providing a home for the South Island FarmHub, a farmer-driven produce aggregation & distribution centre. Our online webshop makes local produce & processed goods accessible to our community at large: home customers, wholesale purchasers, local restaurants, and community organizations feeding folks left out of the conventional food system.
On June 2, 2020 our online store launched! You are now able to browse our local, fresh and sustainable produce, learn about our farmers in the CRD, and shop for your very first order. In July 2020 we launched our home delivery service of seasonal, locally curated produce boxes. Since then we have experienced two bustling busy seasons, and have been serving the public year round in 2021 and into 2022. We now work with +30 local farmers and +15 local processors and are ready for more. We look forward to growing this exciting endeavour with you!