Case Studies Archive - Australian Food Hubs Network

Local Organics Food Hub

Local Organics Food Hub is an incredible example of the far-reaching impact food hubs can have on household food access, community food skills and knowledge and farm viability through the creation of direct connections and relationships between urban residents and local farmers. Like many good things, it started small in...

Tags: Australia, community, food hub, Households, and Melbourne. Driven By: Business. Activities: Food Access Programs / Services, Marketing, Organic, and Processing. Locations: Australia. Location Detail: Melbourne and Victoria. Stage: Established. Business Model: Commercial and Social Enterprise. Function: Distribution, Education & Training, Processing, and Retail.

Northwest Agricultural Business Centre and Farm Network

The NABC (previously the Puget Sound Food Network) stand out as a unique regional model that works across sectors to bring ‘the farm to market’.Their head office is located slap bang in the middle of the beautiful Skagit Valley food bowl in Washington, and their mission is to provide farmers across...

Oklahoma Food Coop

We’ve finally found one thing that fundamentalist Baptists can come together with Pagans to agree about,” says Bob Waldrop, founder and president of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, “and that’s local food. This coming together was a miracle.’   The Oklahoma food Coop operates on a simple and inexpensive model that...

Mad River Food Hub

  The Mad River Food Hub offers a ‘smorgasbord’ of services to local farmers and food businesses including: processing facilities, storage space, distribution into regional cities and towns, and marketing and financial advice. It is the only government- inspected processing, storage and distribution facility for both meat and produce in...

Tags: aggregation, processing, and USA. Driven By: Business. Activities: Farmer Training & Facilitation, Marketing, Processing, and Retail Distribution. Locations: USA. Location Detail: Vermont. Stage: Established. Business Model: Commercial. Function: Aggregation, Distribution, and Processing.

Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO)

Market and distribute wholesale Carolina organic farm produce to retailers, restaurants and buying clubs. ECO is farmer owned, with eighty percent of sales go straight to the growers. They pool diverse harvests from several regions to meet the demand for a steady stream of produce. Eco assists farmers by enabling...

Driven By: Farmer Run. Activities: Organic, Retail Distribution, and Wholesale Distribution. Locations: USA. Location Detail: Carolina. Stage: Established. Function: Distribution.

Stroudco Food Hub

Shopping Made Fair Stroudco distributes local artisan food and drinks direct to people’s doors. They work with over 50 small-scale producers offering more than 400 products,and use an online ordering system to supply locally sourced food to households. Stoudco offer their computer systems and paperwork free of charge as part...

Locations: UK. Stage: Established. Business Model: Non-profit. Function: Distribution.

Mandela MarketPlace

Mandela MarketPlace is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through cooperative food enterprises in low income communities. Operating out of West Oakland, California; Mandela operates as a food hub by supporting local farmers...

Activities: Retail Distribution. Locations: USA. Location Detail: California and Oakland. Stage: Established. Business Model: Community Food Enterprise and Non-profit. Function: Distribution and Retail.

Manchester Veg People

A co-operative of Greater Manchester Organic growers and restaurants working together to provide fresh, seasonal food of the highest possible quality. They have developed a model where produce is sold based on the actual cost of production rather than fluctuating market prices, meaning our talented growers are rewarded with a...

Driven By: Business. Activities: Organic and Season Planning. Locations: UK. Location Detail: Manchester. Stage: Established. Business Model: Cooperative. Function: Distribution.

Food Connect Brisbane

 ‘At Food Connect we all share the risk. Our farmers jump out of bed excited, city folk get great produce, and that creates real community.’ Food Connect Brisbane is based on the principles of Community Supported Agriculture. Food is sourced directly from local farmers, delivered each week to the food...

Activities: Community Supported Agriculture and Seasonal Food Box. Locations: Australia. Location Detail: Brisbane and Queensland. Stage: Established. Business Model: Social Enterprise. Function: Distribution.

Food Connect Sydney

We want to excite Sydney society with opportunities to take positive action that will help improve social outcomes for our urbanised and rural communities Food Connect Sydney’s delivers seasonal boxes of sustainable produce direct from local farmers. They pay farmers a fair price, build community and make real food available...

Activities: Organic and Seasonal Food Box. Locations: Australia. Location Detail: New South Wales and Sydney. Stage: Established. Business Model: Social Enterprise. Function: Distribution.