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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 2015 National Food Hub Survey
The 2015 National Food Hub Survey and its predecessor, the 2013 National Food Hub Survey, represent a broad effort to aggregate national-level data on the ...
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 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 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 Key Findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey
Top level findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey.
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 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 Local Meats Processing: Successes and Innovations
Innovations and lessons learned from successful small scale, local meat processors around the country.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Linking producers to new markets
Regional Food Hubs: Definition & Core Components; Two Food Hub Examples (Urban and Rural); Current Research and Lessons Learned; Maps of Existing and Potential ...
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. ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge RFP for a Food Aggregation Facility Study Project
An example of a request for proposals for conducting a food hub feasibility study.
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
Financial and operational data that describes the state of the food hub sector.
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances - Worksheet
A companion tool to be used with the Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances manual.
Page 2018 Food Hub Benchmark Study
How successful food hubs have achieved their mission and goals through financial and business metrics.
Page National Food Hub Survey 2015
The State of the Food Hub, 2015.
PDF Knowledge Value Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School Market
WSDA analyzed minimally processed fruits & vegetable supply chains in Washington State in order to identify strategies for developing the “value chain” ...
Page Nonstop: Two Approaches to Direct Store Delivery to Retail
This webinar presents two approaches to organizing farms taking their product directly to retail stores.