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Acadiana Food Hub hosts “Farm to table” showcase

Posted: 10:16 PM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 23:55:28-04

The Acadiana Food Hub is home to several caterers, food truck owners, and more. On Sunday, people from around the community got a glimpse into what so many had to offer.

The Acadiana Hub President, Zack McMath, says the event was a good way to showcase the hub to the community.

“We have a commissary kitchen for caterers. Food trucks that all need a home. So we offer space to rent by the hour,” McMath said.

The Acadiana Food Hub offers several services to break the barriers of the Lafayette food economy. Locals use the space to fit their needs and there have been several success stories from the hub.

“We originally started with the food truck and got all of our stuff ready to do it, and we didn’t have a possibility of anywhere to use as a commissary kitchen until this place opened up. So, technically without the commissary kitchen, we would have never gotten into a brick and mortar,” said John Hackney, owner of Wing Fingers.

The hub hosted an open house on Sunday to showcase local food vendors and to share how their products are from the farm to the table.

The vendors had their creative juices flowing when it came to serving the guest. Farmers from a local Hydroponic farm even showcased their lettuce from the farm.

“We’re at the farmers market selling our lettuce. We don’t see the basil at the farmers market, but we can see our products being used in someone else’s products so it’s kind of like a big family,” The farmer said.