Making good food, fresh from local farms, accessible to everyone in our community.
A project of the Victoria Community Food Hub Society.
This past 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 has been able to fast track its launch and is now ready to distribute this fresh produce to local purchasers.
The South Island FarmHub is being developed by 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! This injection of Rapid Relief funds will be pivotal in creating the infrastructure required to distribute local food to the community in this time 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 distribution centre. We now have the online sales platform to make local produce accessible to our community at large: wholesale purchasers, local restaurants, and community organizations feeding the vulnerable.
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 we will launch our home delivery service of seasonal, locally curated produce boxes. We anticipate a very successful and busy first season, and so are asking for more farmers to join us in creating a more food secure region with good food for all. We look forward to growing this exciting endeavour with you!