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PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: The ‘Missing Middle’ of the Local Food Infrastructure
This Food Hubs report reflects the three questions we were asked to address in the research brief, namely: (i) what is the meaning of the Food Hubs concept? (ii) what are the main commercial examples? (iii) what is the relevance of Food Hubs to the Welsh agri-food strategy
PDF Knowledge An Investigation into the Workings of Small Scale Food Hubs
This report investigates a range of different small scale food hubs across the UK to determine whether there were common factors in their features, development and services.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resources from USDA v1
This is not a comprehensive list, but an edited selection of USDA programs that have previously supported regional food hubs, with examples of funded projects. Many other USDA programs support various activities of regional food hubs.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings - Public Markets
Preliminary analysis of the survey and interviews of public markets engaged in food hub activities. Originally presented at the NAPMM Annual Conference, April 16, 2011. Collected and prepared by the Food Hub Collaboration: Wallace Center at Winrock International, National Good Food Network, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, National Association of Produce Market Managers and the Project for Public Spaces.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings
Preliminary findings from a survey of food hubs across the country, including size, services, and other defining characteristics.
PDF Knowledge Humane Farm Animal Care Comprehensive Animal Welfare Standards Comparison By Program – Chickens, Beef Cattle and Pigs
Chart compares: HFAC/Certified Humane®, Animal Welfare Approved, Global Animal Partnership (Whole Foods), USDA/Organic and American Humane Certified on many different criteria.
PDF Knowledge Red Tomato - Summary of value chain case study
Red Tomato is a non-profit, market-oriented, fair-trade business supporting 35 fruit and vegetables farmers in the northeastern United States.
PDF Knowledge Red Tomato - Value chain case study
Red Tomato is a non-profit, market-oriented, fair-trade business supporting 35 fruit and vegetables farmers in the northeastern United States.
PDF Knowledge Shepherd's Grain - Summary of value chain case study
Shepherd's Grain is a 35-farmer LLC marketing sustainably grown and functionally specified flour in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Shepherd's Grain - Value chain case study
Shepherd's Grain is a 35-farmer LLC marketing sustainably grown and functionally specified flour in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Country Natural Beef - Value chain case study
Country Natural Beef is a 100-member rancher cooperative in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Country Natural Beef - Summary of value chain case study
Country Natural Beef is a 100-member rancher cooperative in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge CROPP/Organic Valley - Summary of value chain case study
CROPP/Organic Valley is a 1,000-member, multi-regional farmer co-op marketing organic dairy, eggs, vegetables and other products.
PDF Knowledge CROPP/Organic Valley - Value chain case study
CROPP/Organic Valley is a 1,000-member, multi-regional farmer co-op marketing organic dairy, eggs, vegetables and other products.
PDF Knowledge Values-based food supply chains: Executive summary
Case studies of four innovative enterprises—Country Natural Beef, CROPP/Organic Valley, Shepherd’s Grain and Red Tomato—offer models of how mid-sized farms and ranches can prosper through the construction of a “third tier” in the U.S. agri-food system. Known as “mid-scale food value chains,” these new business structures focus on strategic alliances that effectively operate at regional levels with significant volumes of high-quality, differentiated food products, and distribute profits equitably among the strategic partners.
PDF Knowledge Executive Summary of: From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy
This is the executive summary and recommendations at a glance. ..... This action guide is the product of a yearlong “Farm to Fork” initiative, involving well over 1,000 North Carolinians interested in becoming actively engaged in food and farming issues. Participants in this process included people and organizations working in the fields of agriculture, commercial fishing, community organizing, education, faith, finance, local government, nutrition, philanthropy, planning, public health, public policy and youth outreach. The intent of this guide is to provide key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina at the state and local levels.
PDF Knowledge From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy
This action guide is the product of a yearlong “Farm to Fork” initiative, involving well over 1,000 North Carolinians interested in becoming actively engaged in food and farming issues. Participants in this process included people and organizations working in the fields of agriculture, commercial fishing, community organizing, education, faith, finance, local government, nutrition, philanthropy, planning, public health, public policy and youth outreach. The intent of this guide is to provide key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina at the state and local levels.
PDF Knowledge Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food Systems
This guide begins with a general overview of the USDA’s structure, followed by descriptions and details of fifteen grants and programs that are relevant to local and regional food systems development. Each program description also includes a case study of a real-world regional food system project that received program funding.
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains
This toolkit is designed to help new and emerging healthy food system value chain efforts. While it draws heavily from the experience of Appalachian Sustainable Development, including particularly its Appalachian Harvest network, it also includes ideas, challenges and insights from other value chain and food system initiatives, both within Appalachia and other parts of the country. The toolkit is intended to be a hands-on resource which can help spur new thinking, help refine plans, and perhaps help guide implementation of new and emerging food system initiatives.
PDF Knowledge Ready to Grow: A Plan for Increasing Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Production
The demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables in Illinois far outstrips supply and a new Action Plan and Feasibility Study released by FamilyFarmed.org gives strong recommendations on remedies. “Buying local is the hottest trend in the food industry right now and Illinois is taking strides to capitalize on this movement,” says Jim Slama, president of FamilyFarmed.org. “This report describes the opportunity in this niche and spells out concrete steps that need to happen in order to take local fruit and vegetable production and sales to the next level.” The fourteen buyers interviewed for this report repeatedly stated that their demand for Illinois-grown fruits and vegetables far surpasses available supply and if they could, they would purchase over $23 million in Illinois-grown produce on an annual basis.
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