HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University students are looking for food producers who are interested in selling their goods in a new way.
Three senior sociology majors are reaching out to food producers who live and work within 100 miles of Huntington who are willing to sell staple foods, including meat, poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables and baking products.
They hope to develop a food hub that would be open up to six days each week with more convenient hours than a regular farmers market. Producers could drop off their goods for sale instead of dealing directly with customers.
The students are hosting a dinner for those interested March 19 featuring Anthony Flaccavento, a certified organic produce farmer from Abingdon, Va., who founded Appalachian Sustainable Development.
For more information, call 304-412-3171.