Quad City Food Hub Receives Grant - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Quad City Food Hub Receives Grant

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:08:16 GMT
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
  • FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:10:09 GMT
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
  • PV Superintendent Says Ineligible Runner Was Aware Of Eligibility Requirements

    PV Superintendent Says Ineligible Runner Was Aware Of Eligibility Requirements

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:47:16 GMT
    Pleasant Valley Girls' track team has been stripped of its 2014 Class 4A state title after one of its members was ruled ineligible by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board.PV Superintendent Jim Spelhaug tells KWQC there is “no question or confusion” that the team member involved and her family knew of the state's eligibility requirements.In April, PV’s star runner, Kaley Ciluffo explained why the 800 meters is her event.It's basically like two 4400'sput together which, that's why i...More >>
    Pleasant Valley Girls' track team has been stripped of its 2014 Class 4A state title after one of its members was ruled ineligible by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board.PV Superintendent Jim Spelhaug tells KWQC there is “no question or confusion” that the team member involved and her family knew of the state's eligibility requirements.In April, PV’s star runner, Kaley Ciluffo explained why the 800 meters is her event.It's basically like two 4400'sput together which, that's why i...More >>

The Quad City Food Hub had received a $100,000 grant to expand. The grant is from the Department of Agriculture and the money will be used to create the Food Hub Market. The market will go in between the "Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms" and "Front Street Brewery."

"We thought it was the right step to bring the connection of farm to fork to the community," says Fresh Deli by Nostalgia Farms Owner Ed Kraklio.

The Fresh Deli has been in the Quad City Food Hub for 8-months. The deli fits with the Food Hub's model of locally grown, locally produced. Kraklio says with the market going in next door the food hub will grow.

"If we unify together to help bring this whole Food Hub concept into to play, then we can continue to develop and grow," adds Kraklio.

Front Street Brewery recently set up a second location at the Food Hub and the owner hopes the market will bring in more foot traffic.

"More businesses and more people just do the math," says Front Street Brewery Owner Steve Zuidema, "If we get more people here, we get more people at the food hub and we'll get more people at our place and vice versa."

The $100,000 grant will build a daily market that will be a grocery store. It's an extension of the popular Freight House Farmers Market.

"I actually started to tear up. We dedicate so much work and so much time, and we were finally seeing the fruits of our labor," says Carla Jaquet, President of the Quad City Food Hub.

Locally grown produce, meat and other food will be available. People and businesses will also be able to order food online and pick it up at the market. However, that's not all the grant will be used for. Equipment will also be bought for a community kitchen.

"The kitchen will be a location for education, area residents and growing entrepreneurs who are producing local food," adds Jaquet.

The idea behind the community kitchen is people can learn to cook healthy or work on building their food related businesses, which can lead to more jobs.

"Let the community get behind them to build their businesses together, because it truly takes community support to build a business," adds Kraklio.

Work has already started on the Food Hub Market. Construction will be done by May and it will be up and running by next summer.

The development of the Food Hub does not affect the Freight House Farmers Market. The farmers market is held every Tuesday and Saturday, all year long.

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.