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Food hubs: growth and growing pains

publication date: Jan 1, 2017
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Jack and Beckie Gurley’s Calvert’s Gift Farm was among the first certified organic farms in Maryland. Over the years, the couple has mentored many new farmers, and in April 2015, they took it a step further and created the Chesapeake Farm to Table (CFT) food hub to generate and coordinate reliable sales to help small farms operate profitably. Twice a week, CFT combines freshly harvested farm products from 25 farms and a ramp forager in West Virginia for delivery to Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C., area restaurants.

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