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Conference Registration Open!

The 2018 National Good Food Network Conference is March 27 - 30, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM.

The NGFN Conference is the premier event for food hub and food systems practitionersJoin us for three days of:

       -  Field-tested strategies
       -  Ground-breaking models
       -  Networking with national experts and peers

Learn more on, and Register Now!


Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey


MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has released the Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey, produced in collaboration with the Wallace Center at Winrock International. This is the only study of its caliber to track nationwide data on food hubs over time. 

The findings of this, the second national food hub survey, together with the 2013 National Food Hub Survey, are the beginning of a longitudinal data set that tracks what food hubs look like and what impacts they are having across the United States. Overall, the 2015 National Food Hub Survey indicates that the food hub model can be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and geographic or customer markets. 

“Food hubs bring great opportunity, but they face unique challenges that will require investment and innovation to overcome,” said Dr. John Fisk, Director of the Wallace Center at Winrock International.

Food Hub Benchmarking Study

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New financial data from the emerging local food sector provides an in-depth look at the growth—and growing pains—of wholesale intermediaries called food hubs. These social enterprises combine food aggregation/distribution business services with programs that strengthen farmer capacity to supply nearby markets such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, universities and hospitals.

The COUNTING VALUES: Food Hub Financial Benchmarking Study draws on financial and operational data from 48 of the more than 300 regional food hubs in the nation.


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The National Good Food Network brings together people from all parts of the rapidly emerging good food system – producers, buyers, distributors, advocates, investors and funders – to create a community dedicated to scaling up good food sourcing and access.

The challenge presented by the food system is our opportunity—to revolutionize business models, develop new market relationships, and add value to traditional supply chain infrastructure, so that the growing business of good food is sown in the values of good food – all the way from farm to fork.

This is a learning and doing network – the place where you find peers and partners, practical information, and the resources you need to accelerate and broaden the impact of your work.

The National Good Food Network represents practitioners across the value chain building a new food system that rewards sustainable production, treats growers and workers fairly, improves the health of families and the wealth of communities, and meets the growing demand for healthy, green, fair, affordable food.

Food Hub Resource Center

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Good Food Economy Digest

Our resource center for food hubs has research, a list of food hubs across the country, a way to tell us about your food hub, and more.

Visit the food hub resource page.

The Good Food Economy Stories project helps all interested in community economic development to understand the transformative power that investment in the Good Food sector can have on an economy. By illustrative example and connections to resources for partners, we will help you to see how to make effective investments in your area.
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