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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 State of the Food Hub - National Survey Results
An NGFN Food Hub Collaboration report on the state of food hubs in the US in 2013, including their businesses, their impacts, their challenges and their ...
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 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.
Page Building the Supply of Healthy Foods – Experiences and Tools from the Field
Presentation of the results of a detailed survey of value chains.
Page Food Systems Networks That Work - Accelerating Learning and Increasing Commerce
We bring together conveners of food systems networks of many different sizes. Each has amplified and abetted the positive triple bottom line effects of its ...
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 ...
Page The Economics of Regional Meat
A whirlwind of information - roadblocks and solutions to create regional meat.
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 Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions
This paper discusses transportation from farm to point of sale within local, regional, and conventional food systems. Using fresh produce and other foods as ...
PDF Knowledge Evaluating Economic Impacts of Local Food Purchasing in NE Iowa
The UNI Local Food Project has worked with many institutional food buyers in NE Iowa to increase local food purchasing since 1997. This is the documentation of ...
Page Healthy - Institutions and Consumers as Buyers of Good Food
Green Guide for Health Care as guideline for institutional purchasing of Good Food. Reboot Your Life.
Page Before You Leap: Hidden Implications of Food Hub Business Growth
Three "roads not yet taken" a hub with may encounter. Each road has the possibility of great success, but has potholes to avoid.
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.
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Roadmap Investment Evaluation Tool
Microsoft Excel tool to be used to assess city food sector investments. Please choose "Save As" if prompted.
Page The Business of Food Hubs: Planning Successful Regional Produce Aggregation Facilities
This workshop-style webinar explains the value of, and takes you through the steps for creating your own food hub feasibility study.
Page Want to Get Results? You Get What You Measure!
How to use good measurement to focus strategic planning.
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 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 ...
Page Community Food Enterprise
Overview of a study of two dozen locally-owned businesses, including conclusions. One business presents their case study.
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: Hunger Relief - The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #4
This installment in the Beyond Beauty series explores how foodbanks in Minnesota have sourced locally grown fruits and vegetables, including cosmetically ...
Page Build, Prepare, Invest: Assessing Food Hub Businesses for Investment Readiness
Wholesome Wave’s Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit provides you with the tools to evaluate a food hub business’ readiness for investment
Page Financial Benchmark Metrics and Measurements for Regional Food Hubs
This webinar describes the lessons learned from the 2013 benchmarking study of food hub financial and operational characteristics.
Page School Food FOCUS
In larger school districts, farm to school programs require some special considerations. An overview of the services provided by FOCUS, and a case study from ...
Page Real Food Challenge
An introduction to an organization working to get more good food into universities by training students about the food system. Also: Real Food Calculator, ...
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 Building Regional Food Systems, Part 1: Foundational Definitions and the Northeast
How a regional food system is different from, and more viable than, a strictly "local" food system.
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.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings
Preliminary findings from a survey of food hubs across the country, including size, services, and other defining characteristics.