Salad days | The Roanoke Times

Lindsey Nair | | 981-3343 | Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 8:00 pm | The Roanoke Times The plump local peaches with their velveteen skin looked too good for LaRue Dickerson to pass up on a blistering July afternoon. After picking up his 2-year-old daughter, Lynessa, from the Total Action for Progress HeadStart preschool […]

Lick Run Farm expanding its harvest season | Virginia First

Published 11/20 2015 ROANOKE, Va. Lick Run Farm operates in what’s been declared a “food desert” in northwest Roanoke. They provide food, farming education, and a community hub for this urban community. The farm is expanding its harvest season to produce more cold weather crops. Rick Williams stops by Good Day Virginia with more on […]

Lick Run Farm Could Be a Neighborhood Catalyst | The Roanoke Star

June 6th, 2014 By Gene Marrano | The Roanoke Star Rick Williams has a vision for northwest Roanoke Rick Williams is a software engineer by trade, but he’s also a man with a vision: the former Roanoke City Planning Commission member wants his Lick Run Farm and community market to help turn a “food desert” […]

Cultivating change | The Roanoke Times

On a 3-acre plot of northwest Roanoke once choked with trash and weeds, Rick Williams envisions an urban farm and new “energy for a village center.” Sunday, February 19, 2012 By Lindsey Nair | The Roanoke Times For most of her 60 years in the little house on Alview Avenue, Thelma Taliaferro could look out […]

I dig these peanuts | The Roanoke Times

By Christina Nifong | Special to The Roanoke Times On a recent Saturday, I strolled through the Grandin Village Community Market on my weekly search for fresh, local food. I stopped under the vendor tent of Lick Run Farm, an innovative, three-acre farm located at 10th street in Northwest Roanoke. This place has grown from […]


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Fall Update 2013: Breathing Underwater

[singlepic id=181 w= h= float=left]Busy doesn’t come close to describing the situation at Lick Run. We have so many balls in the air it has been difficult to find time to keep the blog updated. Keeping our heads above water has become wishful thinking so it’s about time we start practicing to breathe underwater. The […]

July and August 2013 Update

[singlepic id=170 w=320 h=240 float=left]Good news everyone! Lick Run was recently highlighted in a Roanoke Times article, “Salad Days.” With a great 1/4 page shot of Rick at the farm. We are quite happy with the publicity and positive feedback we have heard. It will be available shortly at our In the Media page. The article […]