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Moving Food Along the Value Chain

This report from the USDA examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products. A focus on the operational details of food value chains demonstrates how to […]

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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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Findings from the 2013 National Food Hub Survey

Findings of the National Food Hub Survey The 2013 National Food Hub Survey gathered information on the financial state of food hubs, the numbers and types of farmers and ranchers that they work with and the types of customers they serve. One of the most comprehensive data sets on food hub operations to date, the […]

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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 […]

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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 with it,” said Landman, who […]