Colorado Growers Aim to Bring Local Food to the Table
The US Department of Agriculture announced a new program last week that will connect food hubs with area businesses and institutions in an attempt to connect producers and markets. That’s great news for producers in Pueblo, Colorado, reports The Pueblo Chieftain. Local ag producers have created a “value chain” to help locals eat food grown near where they live.
Growers across the nation are trying to connect the dots on how to bring local food to the dinner tables of Americans. One of the people who has worked the hardest is Dan Hobbs, who has spent several years trying to build up small-scale local agriculture in the Pueblo area.
The LINC (Leveraging Investment for Network Coordination) program, announced last week, will match $850,000 in federal money with $2 million in private sector funds. The program will provide money and technical assistance for a three-year program to improve local food networking.