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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.
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 ...
Page USDA & Regional Food Systems: Navigating the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative
USDA senior staff tours you through the KYF2 Compass and demonstrates how it might be helpful for your work in the field.
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.
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 Working with Diverse Communities: the Southwest
A glimpse into some of the most innovative Good Food programs in the Southwest.
Page Opportunity Knocks: Two Underutilized USDA Programs For Supporting Local and Regional Food Systems
Two USDA programs: the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee program and the Community Facilities Loan and Grant program.
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 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 ...
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 ...
Page Community-Based Food Business Financing
How to access community-based capital through a Member Investor Share Offering (MISO).
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; ...
Page One Page Business and Financial Plans
We introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan - tools designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise.
Page Financing Food Hubs
The National Food Hub Collaboration assembled a panel of funding experts to illustrate the many conventional and unconventional ways food hubs can secure ...
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. ...
Page Leveraging Healthcare Funding to Build Healthier Communities
How your Good Food business or Good Food support organization might tap into nonprofit hospital's required community investment dollars.
Page The Economics of Regional Meat - Panel
Four experts answer audience questions on regional meat production and processing.
Page Harvesting Investment Dollars from the 99%: Cutting Edge Ways to Fund Your Food Business
Drawing from his new book, “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street,” Michael Shuman will explain a dozen, ...
Page It's Viable ... Now What? From Feasibility Study to Business Plan
How to move from identifying a feasible business to creating a solid business plan.
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 ...
Page Linking Diverse Communities Through Healthy Food: Metropolitan Areas
Concepts to consider as part of structuring a program to work with diverse cultures. Two practical illustrative examples of good program design.
Page Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All
What are some concrete, effective steps we can take NOW to make our food system more sustainable? FAIR FOOD, a book by Oran Hesterman, has answers.
Page Two Revolutionary Tools for Beginning Farmers
A tool to help design business models which creditors will fund, and another for creating a comprehensive food safety plan for farms.
Page Getting Banks to "Yes" with Small, Diversified Farms
Developing a financial tool to help lenders better understand how and smaller, diversified producer operations.
Page USDA Programs and Funding Opportunities
Several USDA fund managers present their opportunities for Good Food work.