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Page 2018 Food Hub Benchmark Study
How successful food hubs have achieved their mission and goals through financial and business metrics.
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 National Food Hub Survey 2015
The State of the Food Hub, 2015.
Page The Economics of Regional Meat - Panel
Four experts answer audience questions on regional meat production and processing.
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.
Page How Regional Food Investment Creates More Equitable Communities
How a business incubator, a value chain coordinator and a funder are increasing equity through food systems.
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 Good Natured Family Farms Meat Processing Plant
Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network analysis of the Good Natured Family Farms meat processing plant, including business plan, marketing, plant design, and ...
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"
Page Community Food Enterprise
Overview of a study of two dozen locally-owned businesses, including conclusions. One business presents their case study.
Page The Farmer and the Dell: Technology for Good Food
How can technology help get more healthy, fair, affordable, green food to consumers? See five promising new technologies that help to get more Good Food into ...
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 Build, Prepare, Invest: Assessing Food Hub Businesses for Investment Readiness
Wholesome Wave’s Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit provides you with the tools to evaluate a food hub business’ readiness for investment
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 Crop Insurance for Small Farms: A Crash Course
Crop insurance basics and an introduction to Whole Farm Revenue Protection
Page Financial Benchmark Metrics and Measurements for Regional Food Hubs
This webinar describes the lessons learned from the 2013 benchmarking study of food hub financial and operational characteristics.
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 ...
Page Assessment Tools for Improving Farmer Financial Skills
Three financial assessment-centered tools and programs: a trainers' assessment tool, Annie's Project, and a cash flow analysis tool.
PDF Knowledge Local Food Calculator
A companion tool to Putting Local on the Menu, this Excel spreadsheet allows calculation of cost per portion, and other useful data.
Page The Million Dollar Question: What is break-even and viability for different food hub models?
How much volume does it take for a food hub to be a viable business?
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.
Page Two Revolutionary Tools for Beginning Farmers
A tool to help design business models which creditors will fund, and another for creating a comprehensive food safety plan for farms.
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 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 ...
Page Getting Banks to "Yes" with Small, Diversified Farms
Developing a financial tool to help lenders better understand how and smaller, diversified producer operations.
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 ...