Tri County Fresh Food Hub
The Mission of the Tri County Fresh Food Hub is to increase fresh food access to all and sustain our local growers.
Buying produce means more than a simple transaction, each purchase is meaningful to the sustainability and promotion of healthy food access to our community in need.
The Tri County Fresh Food Hub receives produce each week from our local growers (within 60 miles) to be put into the weekly bags of seasonal produce (referred to as a CSA). The Tri County Fresh Food Hub also takes donations of fresh produce from home growers – this is a part of our Good Food Recovery Program.
The Mobile Fresh Food Van makes 10 stops throughout the Tri County (Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford) area. The van is at each location for 1 hour Here, folks can purchase fresh local produce just like a Farmer’s Market. The stop also serves as a pick up location for those who have purchased a season of produce ahead of time (referred to as a CSA). We can accept cash, credit, check, debit and SNAP. Through a partnership with the Wholesome Food Fund, we are able to match up to $5.00 in double value redemption for customers using the SNAP Card.
All growers (farmers, home gardeners…) have the opportunity to donate produce for distribution on the Mobile Fresh Food Van. This is a great way to ensure your garden excess goes to good use. Contact us if you are interested in donating produce.
We believe in NO WASTE!
All fresh crops not distributed though the Weekly Bags of Produce will be distributed at no charge from the Mobile Fresh Food Van and to local food pantries.
The Tri County Fresh Food Hub relies on volunteers to make all this happen. During the 22 week CSA season, we rely on volunteers of all ages and abilities to help clean and give an organic wash to the produce delivered weekly by our farmers, Legacy of the Land. We then begin putting together the weekly bags of produce slated for delivery the next day and the rest going into cold storage.
Consider bringing your family, church group, co-workers out for a couple hours of fun – we call these Fun ‘Pack’ed days. We promise you will get wet and a little messy. We would love to meet you!