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PDF Knowledge Developing Values-Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small and Medium Sized Producers: California Case Studies
This project examines the financial, government regulations, industry business practices, and entrepreneurial factors that influence the development of ...
Page Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
This webinar describes the lessons learned from the recent benchmarking study of food hub financial and operational characteristics.
PDF Knowledge Making Good Food Work Conference Proceedings
Targeted at conference attendees, food systems professionals, policy-makers and funders, this document is intended to galvanize support for innovative food ...
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
PDF Knowledge Overcoming Obstacles to Local Frozen Produce
Common Market, a distributor of local farm food in Philadelphia, PA, launched its line of local, source-identified frozen produce in October 2013. The shipment ...
PDF Knowledge USDA / Good Natured Family Farms Group GAP Pilot Project Report and Assessment
In the 2011 growing season, the USDA AMS initiated a feasibility study in cooperation with the Missouri-based Good Natured Family Farms. The goal of this pilot ...
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Program Scan and Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to examine an extensive body of the best available research and practices, and to establish a foundation for a roadmap ...
PDF Knowledge The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
An analysis of the roles that food hubs play in building local/regional food systems across the United States.
PDF Knowledge Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up
For food hubs, or businesses that aggregate and distribute local food, limited funds can be a barrier to growth. This publication explains the idea of cash ...
PDF Knowledge Local Food System Assessment for Northern Virginia
The study assesses the feasibility of building a successful fruit and vegetable aggregation and distribution system in the Northern Virginia agricultural ...
PDF Knowledge Adding Value to Farm Products: An Overview
This publication discusses the concept of adding value to farm products, the differences between creating and capturing value, and the implications for ...
PDF Knowledge The Whole(sale) Deal
Eugene, Oregon-based Organically Grown Company is the largest wholesaler of organic produce in the Pacific Northwest. For more than two decades, they've ...
PDF Knowledge Northwest Michigan's Farm Factor: Economic Impacts, Challenges, and Opportunities
This report documents the economic impact of agriculture in a six-county region of Michigan’s northwest Lower Peninsula, explores opportunities for improving ...
PDF Knowledge Internet Buying Clubs Combine Emerging Technologies and Community Values
Two entrepreneurs committed to the local food movement are about to make their marketing models available to the public.
PDF Knowledge Banding Together to Build an Alternative Meat Market
This article profiles Diana & Gary Endicott and Rainbow Farms. Summary of Operation: - 75 head in cow/calf operation - Tomatoes, grain and hay on 400-acre ...
PDF Knowledge A Survey of Pork Niche Marketers in the Midwest
This study identifies the business and technical assistance needs of producers and producer groups in Iowa and five surrounding states who are working in pork ...
PDF Knowledge See the Local Difference: Regional Food Systems Become Essential Ingredient for Michigan's Future
Provides a tour of the emerging good food system in Michigan: How it is taking shape, what it contributes, and how local and state leaders can pitch in to both ...
PDF Knowledge A New Kind of Middleman
A new kind of middleman is helping small farmers get their produce into larger stores—without sacrificing quality or income.
PDF Knowledge Institutional buying models and local food markets: The Iowa experience
This paper provides a brief overview of several models of institutional food buying projects in Iowa and critical factors that make these systems work - both ...
PDF Knowledge Marketing Specialty Hogs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Firms from Iowa
We study business organization and coordination of specialty-market hog production using a comparative analysis of two Iowa pork niche-marketing firms. We ...
PDF Knowledge Innovative Model: Small Grower and Retailer Collaborations
How a network of small farms united under a common brand to supply a chain of grocery stores with a competitive range of local products. This is the case study ...
PDF Knowledge Market Makers
Four years ago, a group of farmers in northern Minnesota were having trouble accessing markets for their organic grain crops. So they bought a processing and ...
PDF Knowledge Characterizing Optimal Business Conditions for Commerce Between Farmers and SYSCO - Phase 2
A study of the business dynamics between SYSCO, a national distributor of products to the food service industry, and three Iowa-based, small-to-midsize food ...
PDF Knowledge Sysco’s Journey from Supply Chain to Value Chain: 2008-2009 Final Report
Results and lessons learned from the National Good Food Network / Sysco Corporation pilot project to source and sell good food.
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
The first in a multi-volume series on food hubs, the USDA released a 2015 report that includes best practices and in-depth profiles of food hub operations.
PDF Knowledge Value Chain Partnerships Final Project Evaluation
Outlines key evaluation lessons learned over the course of the project regarding measurement challenges and appropriate success indicators of the three-year ...
PDF Knowledge Creating Change in the Food System: The role of regional food networks in Iowa
Nearly a decade ago, leadership at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and its Iowa food systems partner organizations realized that the technical, ...
PDF Knowledge Community Economic Development Impacts of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center
The Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey has well-quantified and documented impacts from the core business and technical ...
PDF Knowledge Small Farmers Can Make Food Safety Work: The Group GAP Pilot Project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
This pilot project investigated group food safety certification as a scale-neutral, cost effective alternative to individual certification by looking at a ...
PDF Knowledge Good Natured Family Farms Meat Processing Plant
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network analysis of the Good Natured Family Farms meat processing plant, including business plan, marketing, plant design, and ...