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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 The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
An analysis of the roles that food hubs play in building local/regional food systems across the United States.
PDF Knowledge Findings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey - Executive Summary
Infographic-style executive summary of findings of the third biennial National Food Hub Survey conducted by Michigan State University's Center for Regional ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Grand Traverse Regional Market Feasibility Study
In December 2011, the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation, working in partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Market Initiative, retained Market ...
PDF Knowledge Central Indiana Food Hub Feasibility Study
A food hub in Central Indiana has been deemed feasible by this study. The study emphasized seeking answers to the question: ‘Do we have enough farmers ...
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 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 Central Oregon Food Hub Feasibility Study
The purpose of this study was to assess the capacity of the region to support a local food hub – defined as a centrally located facility with a business ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Pork: Marketing Alternatives
This publication suggests that sustainable hog producers consider alternative marketing approaches for their pork. Direct marketing and niche markets are among ...
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 Internet Buying Clubs Combine Emerging Technologies and Community Values
Two entrepreneurs committed to the local food movement are about to make their marketing models available to the public.
PDF Knowledge Banding Together to Build an Alternative Meat Market
This article profiles Diana & Gary Endicott and Rainbow Farms. Summary of Operation: - 75 head in cow/calf operation - Tomatoes, grain and hay on 400-acre ...
PDF Knowledge A Survey of Pork Niche Marketers in the Midwest
This study identifies the business and technical assistance needs of producers and producer groups in Iowa and five surrounding states who are working in pork ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge A New Kind of Middleman
A new kind of middleman is helping small farmers get their produce into larger stores—without sacrificing quality or income.
PDF Knowledge Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions: A Resource Guide for Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Institution Programs
This publication provides farmers, school administrators, and institutional food-service planners with contact information and descriptions of existing ...
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 Institutional buying models and local food markets: The Iowa experience
This paper provides a brief overview of several models of institutional food buying projects in Iowa and critical factors that make these systems work - both ...
PDF Knowledge Marketing Specialty Hogs: A Comparative Analysis of Two Firms from Iowa
We study business organization and coordination of specialty-market hog production using a comparative analysis of two Iowa pork niche-marketing firms. We ...
PDF Knowledge Market Makers
Four years ago, a group of farmers in northern Minnesota were having trouble accessing markets for their organic grain crops. So they bought a processing and ...
PDF Knowledge Characterizing Optimal Business Conditions for Commerce Between Farmers and SYSCO - Phase 2
A study of the business dynamics between SYSCO, a national distributor of products to the food service industry, and three Iowa-based, small-to-midsize food ...
Page Ins-TRUCK-tion Manual: Lease, Buy, or Other?
A case study and a calculator tool help food hubs navigate the buy/lease trucking decision.
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.
PDF Knowledge Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link
Many local food systems advocates focus on increasing the number of farmers selling their products directly to consumers, but this type of direct marketing ...
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?