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 […]