The importance of local food hubs

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Hobbs Family Farm's Dan Hobbs has long been a familiar face on the area's agriculture front. 

The purveyor of organic seeds and early CSA participant explained his view of a "local food system" for the Indy in 2009, and he remains a key member of the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers

More recently, Hobbs and his AVOG cohorts established the Excelsior Food Hub in a former school district building outside Pueblo. 

High Country News wrote a piece here in April on the venture, and former Indy editor Kirk Woundy just contributed this feature for Springs magazine. 

“The idea,” Hobbs told Woundy, “was to build infrastructure in the rural area, close to the farms, where we could aggregate, distribute, market together — do together what we couldn’t do alone.”

Give the rest of the piece a read to gain a new appreciation for that produce you pick up at the Colorado Farm & Art Market

First generation Avondale farmer Dan Hobbs talks about the 'tightly knit' agriculture community, which makes a project like Excelsior possible. - COURTESY DAN HOBBS
  • Courtesy Dan Hobbs
  • First generation Avondale farmer Dan Hobbs talks about the 'tightly knit' agriculture community, which makes a project like Excelsior possible.

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