The United States Department of Agriculture recently featured our work in their Agriculture Marketing Service newsletter (June 16, 2022)!
The shoutout was part of their Seeds of Success series highlighting the achievements and learnings of Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) grant recipients and included this summary:
With support from a 2017 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grant, Green Umbrella worked with two regional food hubs, Ohio Valley Food Connection (aka Local Food Connection) and Our Harvest Cooperative. The resulting Ohio Valley Local Food Hub Project significantly improved food distribution in the region, impacting producers, distributors, institutional, wholesale and household buyers, and others affiliated with the distribution network.
The Seeds of Success story about Green Umbrella and the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council's collaboration with partners is beautifully told through a graphic and geographic StoryMap.
Check out the full StoryMap below or directly through the USDA.
We continue to build upon the foundation of these lessons and the progress we were able to make through the FMLFPP grant in our current projects.
Funding for The Ohio Valley Local Food Hub Project was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AMI 701 00XXXXG087. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.
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