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PDF Knowledge Innovative Model: Small Grower and Retailer Collaborations
How a network of small farms united under a common brand to supply a chain of grocery stores with a competitive range of local products. This is the case study ...
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 ...
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.
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?
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 ...
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 Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center
The aims and progress of the HUFED program, with presentations from ALBA and DC Central Kitchen, two Year 1 grantees.
PDF Knowledge Sysco’s Journey from Supply Chain to Value Chain: 2008-2009 Final Report
Results and lessons learned from the National Good Food Network / Sysco Corporation pilot project to source and sell good food.
Page The Economics of Regional Meat - Panel
Four experts answer audience questions on regional meat production and processing.
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.
Page The Price Point Conundrum - How the Sustainable Farmer Can Afford Her Own Tomato
Red Tomato's business strategy ensures that their supplying producers get a good price, while also keeping the price low enough to consistently attract buyers.
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.
PDF Knowledge The Common Market Feasibility Study
This study tests the premise that a values-driven wholesale distributor of food grown in the Philadelphia region can catalyze the necessary infrastructure to ...
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
The first in a multi-volume series on food hubs, the USDA released a 2015 report that includes best practices and in-depth profiles of food hub operations.
PDF Knowledge Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative Research Findings and Recommendations
Research Question 1: Are food hubs needed to support and strengthen sustainable agriculture and a regional food value chain in the Hudson Valley? Research ...
Page Aggregation/Distribution: Appalachian Sustainable Development
Anthony Flaccavento discusses the history and context of ASD, focusing on Appalachian Harvest, a model of an "Entrepreneurial Non Profit"
PDF Knowledge Food System Infrastructure: Michigan Good Food Work Group Report
This report was developed with leadership from the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University, the Food Bank Council of Michigan ...
Page Leveraging Existing Infrastructure
Karen Karp provides illustrative examples of the ways in she has worked collaboratively with her clients to overcome some of the barriers to food system change ...
Page Food Hubs: Viable Regional Distribution Solutions
An illustration of the variety of food hub models that exist, the outcomes they offer, and a sense of their viability, focusing on key elements of successful ...
PDF Knowledge Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States
This study uses nationally representative data on marketing of local foods to assess the relative scale of local food marketing channels. This research ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge FoodWorks - A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System
Our FoodWorks plan details the issues our food system faces today, how they are born of a national and global system, and what we can do to address ...
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 - Public Markets
Preliminary analysis of the survey and interviews of public markets engaged in food hub activities. Originally presented at the NAPMM Annual Conference, April ...
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.
PDF Knowledge EATING OUR PEAS & CARROTS: Strategies for Expanding K-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables Through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment
The research captured in this report sought to illuminate the dynamics that influence the use of fruits and vegetables in K-12 settings and the nature of ...
PDF Knowledge From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy
This action guide is the product of a yearlong “Farm to Fork” initiative, involving well over 1,000 North Carolinians interested in becoming actively engaged ...
PDF Knowledge Ready to Grow: A Plan for Increasing Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Production
The demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables in Illinois far outstrips supply and a new Action Plan and Feasibility Study released by FamilyFarmed.org ...