Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, Watauga Extension To Open Food Storage Hub

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, in collaboration with Watauga County Cooperative Extension, is opening a food storage hub in the lower level of the Agricultural Services Center on King Street in Boone.

Watauga County approved use of a storage space in the Ag Center to assist our farmers, and construction is nearing completion. The food hub will provide farmers with storage space and will include walk-in freezers for storing beef, pork, & chicken, a walk-in cooler for products requiring refrigeration, like vegetables and other produce, and shelving for storing dry goods such as honey, molasses and grains.

Area farmers will be able to rent space for a nominal fee. Preference for renting the space will be given to Watauga County farmers. The Food Hub is expected to open June 1. There is a survey for local farmers to help us assess interest in storage space and anticipated uses.

If you may be interested in cooler, freezer, or storage space for your agricultural products, please contact Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture at (828) 386-1527, or the Watauga County Cooperative Extension at: (828)264-3601….or simply come by the Ag Center on King Street in Boone.

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