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New Harvested Here Organization Connects Farmers, Restaurants

From 2010 to 2013, the nonprofit group Gaining Ground took the leadin growing Chattanooga's local food scene.  But their $1.65 million in grant money ran out, so a new group,  Harvested Here, now helps local farmers get their products into Chattanooga's restaurants and stores.  Whitney Marks, the sales and marketing director for Harvested Here, joins us to explain exactly what they do.

From their Web site:

Harvested Here Food Hub’s (HHFH) mission is to strengthen and secure the future of a healthy regional food supply by providing local farmers with services that connect their food to the Chattanooga community. It provides aggregation, packaging, storage, marketing and distribution services to farmers within a 120 mile radius of the Chattanooga area, connecting them to regional restaurants, retailers, and institutional kitchens.

Updated 2/23 at 1:59 pm to correct a typographical error.