Food Hub

The Healthy Food Hub is a regional effort to increase access to affordable, local and sustainably grown food. The Hub includes:

Dayton Food Pantry (HCC managed)

Silver Stage Food Pantry (HCC managed)

Jackrabbit Junction (Community Harvest Food Buyers Club and CSA, part of HCC) Food Buyers Club Facebook Page

Community Harvest’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Basket Program (HCC program) CSA Facebook Page Accepts SNAP and WIC

School Gardens and Hoop Houses (low tech green houses)

Community Gardens and Hoop Houses

Free Cooking Classes and Demos sponsored by HCC

Free gardening education by area farmers and gardeners sponsored by HCC

Support for Cottage Food entrepreneurs

Farmers Markets featuring local growers and food entrepreneurs, with SNAP, WIC, USDA Senior Coupons, cash, checks, and credit accepted as payment

Alternative and test crop plots at community gardens

Community Roots and garden and farmers market internships through Comstock Youth Works and DETR (part of HCC )

Community Roots garden center, which is also a vocational rehabilitation site for adults and youth, and for volunteers (HCC) Community Roots Website

Peer to Peer school campaigns on good nutrition through Stand Tall teams (part of HCC)

These collective efforts to create a Healthy Food Hub have been made possible through fundraisers and donations, and through many community volunteers and dozens of groups partners such as Lyon County schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, many farmers, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, etc plus a variety of state, regional and federal funders including USDA Farm to School, USDA NIFA, Walmart, Community Chest, Inc,  State of Nevada, SAPTA, Comstock Youth Works, etc.  See these short videos for more info about the Healthy Food Hub:

Elements of the Healthy Food Hub in the Lyon region:

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan comments on the Healthy Food Hub developing in the Lyon region:

8 school gardens and hoop houses are one part of the regional Healthy Food Hub

8 school gardens and hoop houses are one part of the regional Healthy Food Hub

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