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Food Hub Benchmarking Study

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New financial data from the emerging local food sector provides an in-depth look at the growth—and growing pains—of wholesale intermediaries called food hubs. These social enterprises combine food aggregation/distribution business services with programs that strengthen farmer capacity to supply nearby markets such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, universities and hospitals.

The COUNTING VALUES: Food Hub Financial Benchmarking Study draws on financial and operational data from 48 of the more than 300 regional food hubs in the nation.

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The National Good Food Network brings 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 new market relationships, and add value to traditional supply chain infrastructure, so that the growing business of good food is sown in the values of good food – all the way from farm to fork.

This is a learning and doing network – the place where you find peers and partners, practical information, and the resources you need to accelerate and broaden the impact of your work.

The National Good Food Network represents practitioners across the value chain building a new food system that rewards sustainable production, treats growers and workers fairly, improves the health of families and the wealth of communities, and meets the growing demand for healthy, green, fair, affordable food.


Food Hub Resource Center

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Food Hub Hub
Good Food Economy Digest

Our resource center for food hubs has research, a list of food hubs across the country, a way to tell us about your food hub, and more.

Visit the food hub resource page.

 
The Good Food Economy Stories project helps all interested in community economic development to understand the transformative power that investment in the Good Food sector can have on an economy. By illustrative example and connections to resources for partners, we will help you to see how to make effective investments in your area.
 
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