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Moving Food Along the Value Chain

This report from the USDA examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products. A focus on the operational details of food value chains demonstrates how to […]

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Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois

Building Successful Food Hubs_Illinois This comprehensive business planning guide is a collaboration between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, University of Illinois Business Innovation Services and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The aim of the guide is to increase the market options available to local farmers by increasing the number of viable Food […]

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Findings from the 2013 National Food Hub Survey

Findings of the National Food Hub Survey The 2013 National Food Hub Survey gathered information on the financial state of food hubs, the numbers and types of farmers and ranchers that they work with and the types of customers they serve. One of the most comprehensive data sets on food hub operations to date, the […]

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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 the region with ‘the skills […]

Photos of the volunteer packing magic in action from a recent trip by an AFHN member who visited the Oklahoma Co-op.

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 links regional producers directly with […]

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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 the region and as of […]

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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 participating organic growers to profitably […]

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Food hubs: How small farmers get to market

Food hubs are networks that allow regional growers to collaborate on marketing and distribution. The term applies to a broad range of operations, from multi-farm CSAs to Craigslist-like virtual markets where buyers and producers can connect. But each model is motivated by the belief that individual farms can’t survive in a vacuum.

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Healthy Food Access Portal

In 2009, PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and The Reinvestment Fund began a campaign, with partners and stakeholders from across the country, to create a comprehensive federal response to address the limited and inequitable access to healthy foods in low-income communities in both rural and urban America. The launch of the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative […]

Rebuilding Local Economies Through Networks of Small Farmers 2012

Full report from Elaine Bradley’s Churchill scholarship, which was an investigation of rural communities in the USA that have rebuilt local economies by supporting networks of small farmers working together.