Earth Day Celebrated by MVGA and UH Hospital
On 04-19-18, MVGA participated with approximate a dozen food and renewable energy vendors at University Hospital (UH) in Cleveland celebrating Earth Day. Nearly 5,000 UH employees had the opportunity to visit displays and discuss our buy local initiative, take a few produce handouts and view a PowerPoint presentation showing our small size farmers working their businesses. MVGA looks forward to participating again next year.
Buy Local Starts April 7th.
Local farm fresh produce is grown by our area small farmers is now available to our distributors for purchase and resale to retail buyers. (chefs).
Both Whitehouse Specialty Crops and Schmidlin's Greenhouse planted specifically to yield the food hubs first tomato crop this time of year. Small, medium and large slicers are available including, red & artisan grape tomatoes.
Safety is important to MVGA's food hub operation. Each month there will be 1-2 additional growers who will be GAP inspected and certified. This will result in new produce added every two weeks as the program ramps up this spring. We anticipate asparagus, a variety of greens such as salanova, baby spinach, some herbs and English cucumbers by the end of April and first of May.
2018 is the start of our third year, and we are looking forward to it!