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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 ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs and Values Based Supply Chains: A Toolkit for California Farmers and Ranchers
This July 2012 report describes some of the values-based supply chain enterprises in California and analyzes the benefits and constraints of these new ...
PDF Knowledge Farmer's Guide to On-Farm Food Safety Certification
An introduction to food safety, plus tools, resources and first steps.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
A collection of information, resources and background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub. The guide presents a series of key ...
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances
The purpose of this guide is to explore how food hubs can use their own readily available financial data to identify and address the strengths and challenges ...
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub Vol 2: Business Operations Guide
The report’s main focus is on the operational issues faced by food hubs, including choosing an organizational structure, choosing a location, deciding on ...
PDF Knowledge Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois
Building Successful Food Hubs is a resource for communities, businesses, not-forprofits, and others interested in establishing food hubs.
PDF Knowledge Comparison Chart for Certifying as a Group
There are several methods farmers have used to certify as a group. This is a succinct chart comparing 5 options, including GroupGAP.
PDF Knowledge Understanding Local Food Transportation Costs
The Land Stewardship Project has adapted a series of worksheets by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to help farmers understand the ...
PDF Knowledge A Practitioner's Guide to Resources and Publications on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains: A Literature Review
This April 2012 literature review synthesizes recent reports, analyses, how-to manuals, and practical case studies geared toward practitioners developing ...
PDF Knowledge Organic Marketing Resources: Marketing an Business Guide
Market resources for organic food and fiber products, including organic prices, sales data, market trends, and other market data, organic trade associations, ...
PDF Knowledge Pork: Marketing Alternatives
This publication suggests that sustainable hog producers consider alternative marketing approaches for their pork. Direct marketing and niche markets are among ...
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 Beef Marketing Alternatives
This publication explores marketing alternatives for small-scale cattle ranchers who would like to add value to the beef they produce.
PDF Knowledge Marketing Organic Grains
Organic grain and oilseed markets are growing, and organic grains can be successfully marketed at premium prices. This publication focuses on food grains, ...
PDF Knowledge Specialty Pork Marketing Opportunities
This very brief article identifies market trends for specialty pork products and describes issues to consider when evaluating whether to raise and market ...
PDF Knowledge Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources
This resource list contains sources of business planning templates and further resources for agricultural enterprises. These include Internet and print ...
PDF Knowledge Developing your pricing plan
A four-part series (here combined into one document) describing how to develop a pricing plan. A pricing plan can help you determine accurate production costs ...
PDF Knowledge Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions: A Resource Guide for Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Institution Programs
This publication provides farmers, school administrators, and institutional food-service planners with contact information and descriptions of existing ...
PDF Knowledge The ABCs of Marketing to Restaurants
This article discusses marketing to restaurants-- how to break into the restaurant market, the kinds of restaurants that are interested in local produce, how ...
PDF Knowledge Evaluating a Rural Enterprise: Marketing and Business Guide
Evaluating an enterprise boils down to asking a series of good questions. Among these questions are: Do I have the resources to do this? Do I really want to ...
PDF Knowledge Building Better Rural Places: Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, and Community Development
A directory of federal programs to foster enterprises in agriculture and forestry in the United States including program resources in community development; ...
PDF Knowledge Growing Local: A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems
This guide is meant to help community members work with local governments to advance plans and policies to support agriculture and food production, and provide ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
This manual is a resource for both current and potential farmers, processors and vendors working with the Intervale Food Hub summarizing basic operations, as ...
PDF Knowledge An Introduction to GroupGAP
The basics of GroupGAP.
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 ...