Brass City Food Hub
The new food hub operated by Brass City Harvest opened in May and is offering local and regionally grown produce, dairy products, farm fresh eggs, artisan foods, and CT greenhouse products for sale. The 6,000 square foot facility was constructed on a former industrial brownfield site as a way to make inexpensive healthy food options more accessible to people in a part of the city known as a ‘food desert’ because of the lack of grocery stores nearby. Farmers bring their goods to the Food Hub where they are washed with state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, bagged, and made ready for sale. This unique facility helps the community by connecting local farmers to their customers while creating jobs for local residents and providing fresh food at discounted prices.
Architect: Ames & Whitaker Architects, Southington, CT