The facility closed more than a decade ago under Governor Ryan. Some of the building are used for storage, others are deteriorating and sit empty.
Most of the discussion focused around a large scale farmers market. David Henebry chairs the county’s Facilities Master Planning Ad-Hoc Committee and said it could be a networking place for growers to meet with retailers like grocery stores and restaurants to sell large volumes of produce.
"Of course these uses are fairly restricted based on what the site was and it can only be used for public functioning in other words it cannot be revenue generating," Henebry said.
There is still debate as to whether a food hub is the best plan. Henebry said he hopes to have a solution by fall of this year.
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