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Folder Harvesting Investment Dollars from the 99%
Page Harvesting Investment Dollars from the 99%: Cutting Edge Ways to Fund Your Food Business
Drawing from his new book, “Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street,” Michael Shuman will explain a dozen, ...
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 ...
Folder It's Viable ... Now What? From Feasibility Study to Business Plan
Page It's Viable ... Now What? From Feasibility Study to Business Plan
How to move from identifying a feasible business to creating a solid business plan.
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 ...
Collection Food Hub Knowledge
Documents in the NGFN database about Food Hubs
PDF Knowledge Values-Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Agri-Food Enterprises-of-the-Middle
Definitions and characterization of "Values-Based Value Chains".
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 Fresh Food Distribution Models for the Greater Los Angeles Region: Barriers and Opportunities to Facilitate and Scale Up the Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
This report assesses the opportunities and barriers to scaling up the distribution of locally grown fruits and vegetables in the greater Los Angeles region. ...
PDF Knowledge Values-Based & Value-Added Value Chains in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest
I. Identify more values-based value chains (VBVC’s) in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest in addition to the original thirteen VBVC case ...
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 Innovative Strategies for Meeting New Markets
The purpose of this exploratory study is to provide concrete tools and inspiration for producers and others who address the challenges inherent in scaling up ...
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
This report provides a detailed field report on the performance of 24 community food enterprises (CFEs), half inside the United States and half international. ...
PDF Knowledge The Distribution of Local Food Through Consumer Cooperatives in the Northeast
Does a local food market offer viable marketing opportunities to local farmers? In an attempt to find an answer, we ask: Is there a market demand for locally ...
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 ...
PDF Knowledge A California Network of Regional Food Hubs: A Vision Statement and Strategic Implementation
This paper outlines a vision and implementation plan for an improved regional wholesale marketing system that addresses the major barriers and risks that limit ...
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: The ‘Missing Middle’ of the Local Food Infrastructure
This Food Hubs report reflects the three questions we were asked to address in the research brief, namely: (i) what is the meaning of the Food Hubs ...
Folder Fair Food
File Fair Food slides
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 Red Tomato - Summary of value chain case study
Red Tomato is a non-profit, market-oriented, fair-trade business supporting 35 fruit and vegetables farmers in the northeastern United States.
PDF Knowledge Shepherd's Grain - Summary of value chain case study
Shepherd's Grain is a 35-farmer LLC marketing sustainably grown and functionally specified flour in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Country Natural Beef - Summary of value chain case study
Country Natural Beef is a 100-member rancher cooperative in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Red Tomato - Value chain case study
Red Tomato is a non-profit, market-oriented, fair-trade business supporting 35 fruit and vegetables farmers in the northeastern United States.
PDF Knowledge Shepherd's Grain - Value chain case study
Shepherd's Grain is a 35-farmer LLC marketing sustainably grown and functionally specified flour in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Country Natural Beef - Value chain case study
Country Natural Beef is a 100-member rancher cooperative in the northwestern United States.
PDF Knowledge Values-based food supply chains: Executive summary
Case studies of four innovative enterprises—Country Natural Beef, CROPP/Organic Valley, Shepherd’s Grain and Red Tomato—offer models of how mid-sized farms and ...
PDF Knowledge CROPP/Organic Valley - Value chain case study
CROPP/Organic Valley is a 1,000-member, multi-regional farmer co-op marketing organic dairy, eggs, vegetables and other products.