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Page Planning to Increase Market Efficiency: Reducing Financial Risk Through Food Hubs
Two food hubs will present their very different methods for doing production planning. We also hear from a farmer to share her perspective - what is it like to ...
Page Talk is Cheap ... and Efficient! Facilitating value chain development without costly new infrastructure
Introducing the critical role of the value chain facilitator.
Page Third-Party Certification / Food Alliance
An overview of third-party certification, and an in-depth discussion of how Food Alliance certification has positively affected two successful businesses.
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 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 A Review of Scholarly Literature on Values-Based Supply Chains
This May 2012 literature review, produced by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program at UC Davis, looks at existing research and scholarship ...
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 Developing Values-Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small and Medium Sized Producers: California Case Studies
This project examines the financial, government regulations, industry business practices, and entrepreneurial factors that influence the development of ...
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 Working with Diverse Communities: the Southwest
A glimpse into some of the most innovative Good Food programs in the Southwest.
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 Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #2
Report No. 2: Interview findings with Minnesota Produce Growers exploring the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect ...
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
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.
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 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.
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 Clearing the Roadblocks: Market Based Strategies for Getting Good Food to All Communities
Three cutting edge models for food access explained and demonstrated.
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 ...
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 An Annotated Bibliography of Publications and Resources on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains
Annotated bibliography of academic literature, reports and publications from non-profits and research firms and articles in trade, government, and other ...
Page The Economics of Regional Meat
A whirlwind of information - roadblocks and solutions to create regional meat.
Page #CommunityFood: Exploring Innovations in Community Food Systems
Highlighting themes in innovation emerging among community-based organizations.
Page Value Chain Coordination: Getting Started
Explaining Value Chain Coordination, and how one begins coordinating in a community.
Page Innovations in Value Chain Infrastructure - Red Tomato
Can Red Tomato build a regional supply chain that maintains the highest quality, and satisfies both farmers and consumers alike?
PDF Knowledge Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains
The objective of this report is to improve understanding of how local food products are being introduced or reintroduced into the broader food system and ...
Page The Economics of Regional Meat - Panel
Four experts answer audience questions on regional meat production and processing.