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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.
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 ...
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 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 Report on the Olympic Crossroads Meeting
The aim of the meeting was to (1) convene local and regional food and farm stakeholders whom WSU Extension had previously identified as having distribution, ...
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.
Page Food Banks as Regional "Good Food" Partners
Several food banks across the country are leveraging their resources to support local/regional food systems in innovative ways.
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 Healthy Food and Small Stores
A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable food in small stores—including corner stores, bodegas, convenience stores, fuel-based ...
PDF Knowledge Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study
The Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study tests the hypothesis that agricultural production and economic activity in southern Wisconsin could ...
PDF Knowledge New England Food Hub Network: Exploring Options To Enhance Food Hub Collaboration & Increase New England Farm To Institution Sales
Institutional food service (schools, universities, hospitals, corporate dining services, congregate meal sites, and others) represents large potential markets ...
PDF Knowledge A California Network of Regional Food Hubs: A Vision Statement and Strategic Implementation
This paper outlines a vision and implementation plan for an improved regional wholesale marketing system that addresses the major barriers and risks that limit ...
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 Scaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Food
By scaling up, local food systems have the potential to borrow some of the economic and logistical efficiencies of the industrial food system while retaining ...
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 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 Clearing the Roadblocks: Market Based Strategies for Getting Good Food to All Communities
Three cutting edge models for food access explained and demonstrated.
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 ...
Page The Economics of Regional Meat
A whirlwind of information - roadblocks and solutions to create regional meat.
From the White House's Rural Policy Page: "Rural communities face numerous challenges but also economic opportunities unlike anything we have witnessed in ...
PDF Knowledge A Pig's Tale: Marketing Stories for New Value Chains
This speech explores whether niche markets promise advantages to producers, if they can be expanded to provide opportunities for more producers, and if they ...
PDF Knowledge Agriculture of the Middle
This presentation outlines the bifurcation of the American food systems, value chains, what can be learned from existing regional value chains, and developing ...
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 Making Value Chains Work: Best Practices for Success - Workshop Proceedings
This document provides a synthesis of the proceedings of the April 2008 Making Value Chains Work: Best Practices for Success Workshop.
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 ...