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Models and Best Practices for Building Sustainable Food Systems in Ontario and Beyond

This report describes food initiatives in communities across Ontario, including farmers’ markets, on-farm stores and urban farms. The study discusses local food systems, including economic, environmental and social factors involved in food production and consumption, and how they help to strengthen communities. “As you tug on food, you pull everything...

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...

Locations: USA. Topics: Food Hubs. Resource Type: Article and News/Media.

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...

Locations: USA. Topics: Access & Equity. Resource Type: Portal.

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.

Locations: Australia and USA. Topics: Food Hubs. Resource Type: Academic Article/Report.

To Market, to Market to Buy Food Fresh and Wholesome and Local 2012

To market, to market to buy food fresh and wholesome and local The Age – Date: April 06 2012 THE supermarket wars have spurred renewed effort to rethink our food supply chain and foster less centralised, local alternatives such as food hubs and growers’ markets. Intense discounting by our major...

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.

Locations: USA. Resource Type: Article.

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.

Making Local Food Work

A collaboration between 6 partner organisations committed to supporting community food enterprises in England. They’re often adding new useful resources and tools that are worth chasing up including: Increasing collaboration between farmers and local communities: a summary of findings and recommendations from the Plunkett Foundation. Collaboration between community food enterprises and...

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...

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...

Locations: USA. Topics: Food Hubs. Resource Type: Article.