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Local Food Hub (USDA)

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.

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.

USDA Local Food on grocery Shelves

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.

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 […]

journal

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, […]

community

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’.

eatlocal

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.

intervale

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 and systems for further development.