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

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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 Hubs in the state.

While the economic and regulatory environment is different to that of Australia, this document gives useful insights into the considerations of establishing a Food Hub.