Location: Charles Town, WV
Award: $125,000 | Year: 2020
In 2017 Charles Town, in partnership with a local food and farmers market organization, GAP, launched Bushel & Peck, a locally-sourced retail grocery in a historic building, providing locally-sourced, healthy, and organic staple and perishable foods (vegetables, fruits, meats, milks and other grocery items) to Jefferson County. In 2020, Bushel & Peck met local COVID-19 food challenges by providing food sales through an online ordering and curbside auto/pedestrian pickup approach. An HFFI grant will help Bushel & Peck expand its wholesale aggregation operations and direct-to-consumer curbside sales by expanding into an adjacent warehouse facility.