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PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances - Worksheet
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances
PDF Knowledge Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
PDF Knowledge Overcoming Obstacles to Local Frozen Produce
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub Vol 2: Business Operations Guide
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
PDF Knowledge FoodWorks - A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System
PDF Knowledge Buy vs Lease Cost Comparison Tool
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study Report 2013
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: Solving Local
PDF Knowledge EATING OUR PEAS & CARROTS: Strategies for Expanding K-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables Through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment
PDF Knowledge Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative Research Findings and Recommendations
PDF Knowledge 2013 National Food Hub Survey Report
PDF Knowledge Key Findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Program Scan and Literature Review
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
PDF Knowledge Great Falls Food Hub Feasibility Assessment
PDF Knowledge Central Indiana Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Grand Traverse Regional Market Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Report on the Olympic Crossroads Meeting
PDF Knowledge The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
PDF Knowledge Community Economic Development Impacts of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center
PDF Knowledge Central Minnesota Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge RFP for a Food Aggregation Facility Study Project
PDF Knowledge Central Oregon Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge An Annotated Bibliography of Publications and Resources on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs and Values Based Supply Chains: A Toolkit for California Farmers and Ranchers
PDF Knowledge A Practitioner's Guide to Resources and Publications on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains: A Literature Review
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
PDF Knowledge Making Good Food Work Conference Proceedings
PDF Knowledge Understanding Local Food Transportation Costs
PDF Knowledge Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois
PDF Knowledge Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States
PDF Knowledge Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link
PDF Knowledge The Common Market Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Vital Steps - A Cooperative Feasibility Guide
PDF Knowledge Values-Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Agri-Food Enterprises-of-the-Middle
PDF Knowledge Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains
PDF Knowledge Fresh Food Distribution Models for the Greater Los Angeles Region: Barriers and Opportunities to Facilitate and Scale Up the Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
PDF Knowledge Values-Based & Value-Added Value Chains in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest
PDF Knowledge Scaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Food
PDF Knowledge Innovative Strategies for Meeting New Markets
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
PDF Knowledge The Distribution of Local Food Through Consumer Cooperatives in the Northeast
PDF Knowledge Food System Infrastructure: Michigan Good Food Work Group Report
PDF Knowledge A California Network of Regional Food Hubs: A Vision Statement and Strategic Implementation
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: The ‘Missing Middle’ of the Local Food Infrastructure
PDF Knowledge An Investigation into the Workings of Small Scale Food Hubs
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resources from USDA v1
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings - Public Markets
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains
PDF Knowledge Ready to Grow: A Plan for Increasing Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Production
PDF Knowledge Local Food System Assessment for Northern Virginia
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Linking producers to new markets

Food Hub Center


The 2018 National Good Food Network Conference is March 27 - 30, 2018.
Learn more...

What might you learn at the conference? Visit the 2016 conference page for slides and recordings of sessions

Food Hub Benchmarking Study

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 

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.such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, universities and hospitals.


Visit the Food Hub Community of Practice discussion group

(you must be a member of the community of practice - register here)

Are you a food hub?


Please fill out this very short form so we know about your great work. 
Click here for the form.


Featured Resources

Regional Food Hub Resource Guide Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey Wholesome Wave's Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit
Regional Hub Resource Guide FoodHubSurveyCover2015 WW Biz Assess Toolkit

What is a food hub?

A regional food hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

Red Tomato created this informative video on what a food hub does:

The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration supports the success of existing and developing hubs. Read a summary of our approach.


Research & Resources

Study Hubs

The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration has selected nine Study Hubs from across the country to broadly inform the strategies and activities of food hubs nationwide. We will work closely with these food hubs and report extensively on their progress so that we may all learn from their models, challenges, and successes. As a group, the Study Hubs represent a balance of model and legal structure, age of enterprise, scale, markets served, and region of the country. Learn more about these innovators.

NGFN Webinars

Some webinars we've hosted relevant to food hubs.

>>> See our UPCOMING free webinar topics  >>>


Excellent Partner Webinars


Assistance for Food Hubs: Consultant Database

The Wallace Center maintains a database of technical assistance providers to help us facilitate technical assistance to community based businesses and organizations. 

Are you a consultant? You can submit your most recent CV for our Professional Register through this announcement.

Are you in need of technical assistance or food systems consulting? Please contact us for more information about our consultant matchmaking assistance.

Funding Sources

USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” Regional Food Hub Subcommittee created an edited selection of USDA programs that have previously supported regional food hubs, with examples of funded projects.


US Food Hubs - Map

Click map below for an interactive map on PolicyMap. You may also add other layers such as food desert areas, food system technical assistance providers and more.

Food hubs on PolicyMap

US Food Hubs - Full List

Sorted by state. Are we missing any? Please let us know!

Food Hub Name City State
Grow Alabama Birmingham AL
Manna Market Birmingham AL
Moore Farms and Friends Woodland AL
Old Soul Organics & More Fayetteville AR
Arkansas Delta Seeds of Change, Inc.  Forrest City  AR 
Foodshed Farm - All Arkansas Basket-A-Month
Grady AR
Farm2Work Little Rock AR
Little Rock Local Food Club Little Rock AR
Russellville Community Market Russellville AR
YCGrown, the Yavapai County Farmers & Ranchers Cooperative  Chino Valley  AZ 
Downtown Phoenix Public Market (Community Food Connections) Phoenix AZ
Chow Locally Phoenix AZ
Hayden Flour Mills, LLC Tempe AZ
Capay Valley Farm Shop Esparto CA
Village Market Place Los Angeles  CA 
eroots  Los Angeles  CA 
Inland Orange Conservancy (Old Grove Oranges) Mentone CA
Farm 2 Family Direct Nevada City CA
Mandela Foods Cooperative (Mandela Marketplace) Oakland CA
Phat Beets Produce Oakland CA
Ojai Pixie Growers Association Ojai CA
Agriculture and Land-based Training Association (ALBA) Organics Salinas CA
New Roots Food Hub at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)  San Diego CA 
LolaBee's Harvest San Francisco CA
Veritable Vegetable San Francisco CA
Harvest Santa Barbara  Santa Barbara  CA 
Santa Monica Farmers Markets Santa Monica CA
Sonoma Organics Sebastopol CA
f.e.e.d. Sonoma Sebastopol CA
South Central Farmers Cooperative, LLC  Sun Valley  CA 
Tahoe Food Hub Truckee CA
Good Food Concepts dba Ranch Foods Direct LLC Colorado Springs CO 
Homestead Meats
High Plains Food Coop Denver CO
LoCo Food Distribution Fort Collins CO
Arkansas Valley Organic Growers Fowler CO
The Farmer’s Cow Lebanon CT
Connecticut Farm Fresh Express, LLC East Haddam CT
HighlandArt Farm Bloomfield CT
DC Central Kitchen Washington DC 
Battens Farmers Market & Davie Agri-tourism Center Davie  FL 
Immokalee State Farmers Market Immoklee FL Longwood FL
New North Florida Cooperative Marianna FL
Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association Milton FL
Red Hill Online Farmers Market Tallahassee FL
Suncoast Food Alliance
Tampa Bay
Fulton County Cooperative Fresh Mobile Farmers' Market Atlanta GA
The Turnip Truck Atlanta GA
Global Growers Network  Avondale Estates  GA 
Northeast Georgia Locally Grown Clarksville  GA 
Coastal Georgia Small Farmers Cooperative Glenville GA
Revival Foods Savannah GA
Second Harvest of South Georgia Valdosta GA
Iowa Valley Food Cooperative Amana IA
GROWN Locally Decorah IA
Iowa Food Hub Decorah IA
Iowa Food Cooperative Des Moines IA
Grass Run Farms Dorchester IA
Annie's Garden and Greens Ft. Atkinson IA
Idaho's Bounty Garden City ID
Six Rivers Market
Fresh Moves Mobile Produce Market Chicago IL
Goodness Greenness Chicago IL
Gourmet Gorilla, Inc. Chicago IL
Healthy Food Hub Chicago IL
Chicago Local Foods, LLC (dba Local Foods) Chicago  IL
Illiana Ag Alliance Casey IL
Red Meat Market Chicago IL
Stewards of the Land Fairbury IL
Good Earth Food Alliance CSA Farmington IL
Irv & Shelly's Fresh Picks Niles IL
Angelic Organics Learning Center--Roots and Wings Network Rockford IL
Windcrest Dairy Inc Trenton  IL 
This Old Farm, Inc  Colfax  IN 
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Indianapolis IN
Hoosier Harvest Market Greenfield IN
Adaptations, Inc.  Captain Cook  HI 
The Food Basket, Inc. Hilo HI
Oahu Fresh Honolulu HI
Center for Creative Food Systems  Honolulu  HI 
Hui Aloha ‘Aina Momona Kaneohe HI
Good Natured Family Farms Bronson KS
Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance Lawrence KS
Campbell County Beef Association Cold Spring KY
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Louisville KY
Grow Farms (Horton Fruit Company) Louisville KY
Holly Grove Market and Farm New Orleans LA
Red Tomato Canton MA
Boston Organics Charlestown MA
Berkshire Organics Delivery Dalton MA
South Shore Organics Duxbury MA
Common Wealth CSA Greenfield MA
Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center Greenfield MA
Organic Renaissance, LLC / OR FoodEx Lexington MA
Farm Direct Coop Marblehead MA
Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market Nantucket MA
Azuluna North Grafton MA
Massachusetts Local Food Cooperative
Northeast Family Farms, LLC Woburn MA
Washington's Green Grocer Capital Heights MD
 Maryland Farm to Table Produce Baltimore MD
Friends and Farms
Columbia MD
Hometown Harvest
Frederick MD
Garrett Growers Cooperative, Inc. Oakland MD
Farm Fresh Connection LLC Freeport ME
Northern Girl, LLC Limestone  ME 
World PEAS Marketing Cooperative Lowell ME
Crown O' Maine Organic Cooperative North Vassalboro ME
Fresh Start Farms CSA Portland ME
Rosemont Produce Company  Portland  ME 
Walsma and Lyons Byron Center MI
Harvest Michigan Clarkston MI
Eastern Market Detroit MI
West Michigan Cooperative Grand Rapids MI
Cherry Capital Foods Traverse City MI
Thousand Hills Cattle Company
Cannon Falls MN
Hidden Stream Farm LLC Elgin  MN 
Big River Farms (Minnesota Food Association) Marine on St. Croix MN
Co-op Partners Warehouse (Wedge Natural Foods Co-op) St. Paul MN
Hmong American Farmers Association  St. Paul  MN 
Sprout MN Brainerd MN
Twin Cities Local Food Webster  MN 
Root Cellar  Columbia  MO 
Beans and Greens Mobile Market Kansas City MO
Fresh Food Express, LLC
Kansas City MO
Farmer Girl Grassfed & Pasture Raised Meats Warrenton MO
Green BEAN Delivery O'Fallon MO
St. Louis Food Hub St. Louis MO
Eat Here St Louis LLC St. Louis MO
 Farm to You, LLC Washington  MO 
Webb City Farmers Market Webb City MO
Foot Print Farms Jackson MS
Ocean Springs Fresh Market Ocean Springs MS
Indian Springs Farmer Cooperative Association Petal MS
Western Montana Growers Cooperative Arlee MT
Big Sky Local Food Big Sky MT
Market Day Foods Bozeman MT
Quality Foods Distributing Bozeman MT
Western North Carolina Farmers Market Asheville NC
High Country CSA Banner Elk NC
North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association Beulaville NC
Feast Down East Burgaw NC
Farmer Foodshare Pennies on the Pound (POP) Market
Chapel Hill
GO Local NC Farms, LLC Concord NC
Firsthand Foods, LLC Durham NC
Community Nutrition Partnership Durham NC
Polk Fresh Foods, Inc. Mill Spring  NC 
Pilot Mountain Pride Pilot Mountain NC
Eastern Carolina Organics Pittsboro NC
The Produce Box
Raleigh State Farmers Market Raleigh NC
Working Landscapes Warrenton NC 
Christopher Produce Waynesville NC
New River Organic Growers West Jefferson NC 
Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative Whispering Pines NC
Down East Connect Whiteville NC 
Walking Fish Cooperative Beaufort NC
Nebraska Food Cooperative Lincoln NE
Tomāto Tomäto Omaha NE
North Country Farmers Coop Colebrook NH
Miles Smith Farm  Loudon  NH 
Tri-County Cooperative East Windsor NJ
Agri-Cultura Network
Albuquerque NM
La Montanita Albuquerque NM
Skarsgard Farms  Albuquerque  NM 
Beneficial Farm CSA Santa Fe NM
Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute
Santa Fe NM
 Rio Arriba Farms CSA Abiquiu NM
Great Basin Community Food Cooperative/Distributors of Regional and Organic Produce and Products Reno NV
FarmieMarket Online Albany NY
Field Goods Athens NY
Brook Glen Farm Bainbridge NY
Greenmarket Co. Bronx NY
Growing Green Mobile Market Buffalo NY
Eden Valley Eden NY
Grange Co-packer, LLC  Essex  NY 
Adirondack Grazers Cooperative Greenwich  NY 
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub Groton NY
Lucky Dog Local Food Hub Hamden NY
Regional Access, Inc. Ithaca NY
 Farm to Table Co-packers Kingston  NY 
CHQ Local Food Inc.  Mayville  NY 
North Country Grown Cooperative Massena NY
Winter Sun Farms New Paltz NY
Corbin Hill Road Farm New York NY
Farmshed Harvest New Woodstock  NY 
Farm-to-Chef Modena NY
Good Food Collective-Head Water Foods, Inc Rochester NY
Small World Food  Rochester  NY 
Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company, LLC  Sprakers  NY 
Central New York Regional Market
Syracuse NY
Shagbark Seed and Mill Company Athens OH
Chesterhill Produce Auction Chesterhill OH
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Cincinnati OH
Our Harvest Cooperative Cincinnati OH
The West Side Market Cleveland OH
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Columbus OH
Great River Organics Columbus OH
Miami Valley Farm to Chef Dayton OH
Fair Ridge Farms Hillsboro OH
New Agrarian Center  Oberlin OH 
Local Roots Market & Café (Wooster Local Foods Cooperative) Wooster OH
Grow Youngstown Youngstown  OH
Lake to River Food Hub  Youngstown  OH 
Oklahoma Food Cooperative Oklahoma City OK
Urban Agrarian Oklahoma City OK
Organic Produce Warehouse  Ashland  OR 
Central Oregon Locavore Bend OR
Country Natural Beef Burns OR
Eugene Local Foods Eugene OR
Organically Grown Company Eugene OR
Adelante Mujeres Distributor Forest Grove OR
Eat Oregon First Hillsboro OR
Gorge Grown Food Network Hood River OR
Hood River Organic, Inc.  Hood River  OR 
Oregon City Farmers Market Oregon City OR
Portland Growers Alliance Portland OR
Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative Hustontown PA
Lackawaxen Farm Company  Honesdale  PA 
Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative Leola PA
Meadville Market House Meadville PA
Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Cooperative, Inc.  Mercer  PA 
GroundWork Farms Millheim PA
Common Market Philadelphia Philadelphia PA
Fair Food Philly Philadelphia PA
Greensgrow Farm Philadelphia PA
Philly CowShare
Penn's Corner Farm Alliance
Clarion River Organics Sligo PA
Farm Fresh Rhode Island - Market Mobile Pawtucket RI
Little City Growers Providence RI
GrowFood Carolina Charleston SC
South Carolina State Farmers Market West Columbia SC
Good Food for Good People Nashville TN
Nashville Grown Nashville TN
Cumberland Farmer's Market Sewanee TN
Farm to Table Texas
Greenling Austin TX
Rosewood Fresh Food Hub Austin TX
CitySprout Austin  TX 
Cross Timbers Food Cooperative
Centro Obrero del Fronterizo, Inc. dba La Mujer Obrera El Paso TX
Divine Leaders Inc. Houston TX
Bountiful Sprout
Appalachian Harvest (Appalachian Sustainable Development) Abingdon VA
Arcadia Alexandria VA
Horse and Buggy Produce Charlottesville VA
Local Food Hub Charlottesville VA
Relay Foods Charlottesville VA
Blue Ridge Produce Company Elkwood VA
Virginia Natural Fish Company Farmville VA
The Farm Table Glen Allen VA
Local Roots Food Co-Op/Lulus Local Food Goochland VA
Off the Vine Market Inc. Williamsburg VA
The Fresh Link Locust Dale VA
EcoFriendly Foods Moneta VA
Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Oak Grove VA
Fields of Athenry Purcellville VA
Olin-Fox Farms Reedville VA
Fall Line Farms/Lulus Local Food Richmond VA
Shenandoah Food Rockbridge Baths VA
Coastal Farms, Inc. Windsor VA
Windham Food and Farm Network Brattleboro VT
Intervale Food Hub Burlington VT
Farmers to You Calais VT
Deep Root Organic Cooperative Johnson VT
Food Works at Two Rivers - Farm-to-Table program Montpelier VT
Joe's CSA Montpelier VT
Green Mountain Farm Direct Newport VT
Black River Produce North Springfield VT
Vermont Quality Meats Rutland VT
Saint Johnsbury Local Food Alliance St. Johnsbury VT
Mad River Food Hub Waitsfield VT
Fish Hawk Acres Rock Cave WV
Acme Farms and Kitchen Acme WA
Growing Washington Bellingham WA
Full Circle Farm Carnation WA
Northwest Farm Fresh Chewelah WA
Nooksack Valley Farmers Cooperative Everson WA
North Sound Food Hub Mt Vernon WA
Viva Farms Mt Vernon WA
Okanogan Producers Marketing Association Okanogan WA
Northwest Regional Food Hub Richland WA
Queen Anne Farmers Market Seattle WA
Shepherd's Grain Spokane WA
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living Food Hub Woodinville WA
Seattle Tilth Seattle WA
Parrfection Produce Albany WI
Appleton Food Hub Appleton WI
Chequamegon Food Co-op
Fennimore Produce Auction Fennimore WI
Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative  Madison  WI 
Wisconsin Home Harvest Reedsburg WI
Fifth Season Cooperative Viroqua WI
Bayfield Regional Food Producers Coop  Washburn  WI 
CROPP Cooperative Westby WI
Neesvig's, Inc. Windsor WI
Driftless Co-Option Viroqua WI
Auburndale Food Cooperative Auburndale WI
Monroe Farm Market Cooperative

NGFN Food Hub Collaboration

The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration is a partnership between Wallace Center at Winrock International, USDA, National Good Food Network, and others including Wholesome Wave, Farm Credit Council, Michigan State University, National Farm to School Network and School Food FOCUS. The Collaboration is working to ensure the success of existing and emerging food hubs in the US by building capacity through connection, outreach, research, technical assistance and partnerships. By supporting this crucial player in the value chain we aim to accelerate the growth of regional food systems that make healthy and affordable food available to all communities while fostering viable markets of scale for regionally focused producers.



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