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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.

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 supermarkets may end up putting […]

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.

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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.

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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, […]

All Praise the Civics of Food Hubs

“In their best form hubs are more than economic catalysts and efficient truck routes. They are community organizers.”