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

Building Successful Food Hubs_Illinois 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 […]

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SE Food Hub – Report on Phase 2

Full report – Phase 2 Report

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SE Food Hub – Report on Phase 1

This report outlines the work done and outcomes of Phase 1 of the VEIL project “Can ‘Food Hubs’ catalyse and support local food systems in Victoria and Australia? Developing a Food Hub in the City of Casey” 1.Mapping of the ‘state of play’ in Casey’s local / regional food 2.Hub and system’ design work 3.Investigating […]

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Food Hubs and Food Relief – Opportunities in the South East

The aim of this research is to provide insight into the barriers faced by people in the low socio economic status (SES) groups in the City of Casey and surrounding areas, and to understand better the challenges and opportunities in connecting them to fresh fruit and vegetables. Consultation with Emergency Food Providers was conducted to […]

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Food System Mapping Tools

We have used some form of ‘food system map’ as a tool when people are arriving at local food workshops on a few occasions now. They can be useful to: Break the ice and give people something to do / talk about as they’re arriving (useful for people who don’t know anyone) Give everyone a […]

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Producer and Business Surveys

For the Food Hub in Casey project, we attempted to follow up the semi-structured interviews with more detailed information gathered through an online survey. The questionaires for the surveys are attached below. We were aiming to gather approx. 30 responses to each of these surveys, to engage a broader group of farmers and local businesses […]

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Interview Guides

Here are the interview guides developed and used by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (at University of Melbourne) in Phase 1 of the Food Hub in Casey project. We developed one for use with farmers and one focused on local businesses. The  guides support a basic semi-structured interview and lead the user through questions on: Part […]

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 […]

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.

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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.