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Page One Page Risk Management Plan
A simple set of one-page tools to help you find success in your farming or other Good Food operation.
Page A Look Back, A Path Forward: Lessons Learned from the Food Hub Vanguard - Grasshoppers Distribution
Grasshoppers Distribution, a food hub on the vanguard, had lasting impacts and lessons.
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
Report No. 3: Fresh-cut Processing and Foodservice Distribution
Page Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
A webinar exploring the "Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment," which provides cities with guidance for developing a local foods investment ...
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 ...
Page Towards Local and Regional Sourcing - Sysco and Chipotle
Chipotle and Sysco present their local/regional food buying policies. practices and goals.
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 ...
Page Pollinating Food Enterprises: Creative New Models for Starting, Supporting, and Financing Local Food Business - an NGFN webinar
Michael Shuman illustrates how “pollinators” (self-financing enterprises committed to boosting local business) are efficient economic development levers.
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: Summary of Findings
The Beyond Beauty initiative explored the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables. This document ...
Page The CSA Benchmark Project: How Well Is My Operation REALLY Doing?
With benchmarking, it’s as if farmers can peer into the financial results of many CSA farms in order to understand how their business financial performance ...
Page Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
This webinar describes the lessons learned from the recent benchmarking study of food hub financial and operational characteristics.
Page Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce
A deep look at the commercial market for cosmetically imperfect fruit and vegetables.
Page Market-Based Models for Increasing Access to Healthy Food: Defining What Works
The elements of success and innovative strategies bringing businesses and products to scale to reach wider markets.
PDF Knowledge Buy vs Lease Cost Comparison Tool
An Excel spreadsheet designed to allow you to make a financial analysis of buying vs leasing a truck.
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 ...
Page Grass-Based Beef: The Business Case
This webinar makes the business case for grass based beef production. We focus on the techniques that have the potential for enhanced profitability.
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 ...
Page Building the Supply of Healthy Foods – Experiences and Tools from the Field
Presentation of the results of a detailed survey of value chains.
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
This report provides a detailed field report on the performance of 24 community food enterprises (CFEs), half inside the United States and half international. ...
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 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 Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities
A collaboration between the Federal Reserve and USDA, this report focuses on regional food systems as a means for enhancing economic opportunity.
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 ...
Page Raising Dough for Food Businesses
Elizabeth Ü, author of “Raising Dough,” provides a helpful framework for thinking about appropriate financing sources for enterprises. Gray Harris explains ...
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 ...
Page One Page Cost Benefit Tool
This session simplifies the concepts of Partial Budget Analysis using a One Page Tool so that you can “use the parts you’re comfortable with.”
Page Food Hubs and Farm to School
Food hubs hold great promise to help farm to school programs and food service professionals get good, healthy, local, whole foods to our nation's students.
Page Community-Based Food Business Financing
How to access community-based capital through a Member Investor Share Offering (MISO).
Page Financial Fundamentals for Food Hubs
There is great power in properly maintained and used financial records. This webinar series is key to unlocking that power.
Page Building Regional Food Systems, Part 2: Creating Networks and Measuring Impacts
1) How the Iowa cross-food-system communities of practice work, and why they are so successful. 2) A study that shows great positive economic impact on a ...