Resources Archive - Page 3 of 4 - Australian Food Hubs Network

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...

Food Hubs and Value Based Supply Chains: A Toolkit 2012

A report written for Californian farmers and ranchers to provide and overview of different emerging distribution models, and the associated benefits, constraints and opportunities.

Growing Manchester Veg People: A Practical Guide

An insightful analysis of how and why they developed this particular model that explores issues around pricing structures, branding, membership, online ordering systems and market growth. To access this resource there is a suggested donation of $10. See also the Case Study on Manchester Veg People here.

A Business and Planning Guide to Food Hubs – Illinois USA 2012

A useful detailed and strategic guide for those looking to develop their own food hub/local food business. Covers business development, possible business models and the nitty gritty (within a US framework) of regulatory environments, governance options and funding sources.

Birmingham Public Market Study 2011

A study into markets as a way of improving access to healthy affordable food for residents, provide space for the incubation of small businesses and jobs in the local economy, and a site for community education and engagement.

In Every Community a Place for Food 2010

An investigation of the impact of the Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto, covering their key target issues including: income, food access and employment, social support and connectedness, health behaviours, education and literacy. Inspiring stuff! See also the Case Study on the Stop Community Food Centre here.