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A New Prescription for the Local Food Movement 2012

An article in The Nation that canvases the challenges, issues, pitfalls and opportunities for local food distribution in scaling up to bigger institutional customers and the big end of town.

USDA Local Food on grocery Shelves

Beyond Farmers Markets: Why local food belongs on grocery shelves 2012

A recent article by the USDA deputy secretary explaining the reasons why are they are putting so much energy and financial support into the development of food hubs and local food system renewal.

National Good Food Network

The National Good Food Network is bringing together people from all parts of the rapidly emerging good food system – producers, buyers, distributors, advocates, investors and funders – to create a community dedicated to scaling up good food sourcing and access. “The challenge presented by the food system is our opportunity—to revolutionize business models, develop […]


Toward a More Expansive Understanding of Food Hubs 2011

An article published in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development that explores the dynamic and evolving role of food hubs and suggests an expanded definition that includes factors such as ownership, design, purpose and scale. To access this article you need to be a subscriber to the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, […]

Mandela Marketplace Ecosystem

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 with alternative distribution channels: Earth’s […]


Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace 2009

A report by the Wallace Center and Business Alliance for Local Living Economies that investigates the performance of 24 community food enterprises internationally, examining how they are meeting ‘the triple bottom line of profit, people and planet’.


Local and Regional Food Hubs boost Rural Economies 2012

A cracking release from the Western Rural Development Center with a number of articles that examine the role of food hubs and local food systems and associated economic, environmental and social benefits.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Resources and Publications on Food Hubs 2012

A Literature Review conducted by researchers at the University of California with the aim of providing an overview of 30 reports written by researchers and organisations across the USA to distil the most valuable insights, suggestions and advice they contain.


Expanding Local Food Production, Storage and Marketing Capacity 2009

An overview of the producer survey and results conducted by the Intervale Centre in 2007 and how this guided their approach to the development of a multi-farm CSA food hub model.

Central Oregon Food Hub Feasibility Study 2012

Central Oregon Food Hub Feasibility Study A comprehensive study that provides a useful framework for investigating the viability of a food hub for a particular region. It details the current agricultural economy of Central Oregon, opportunities and business risks of a food hub, possible models, useful case studies and strategies and systems for further development.