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PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
PDF Knowledge Overcoming Obstacles to Local Frozen Produce
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub Vol 2: Business Operations Guide
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
PDF Knowledge FoodWorks - A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System
PDF Knowledge Buy vs Lease Cost Comparison Tool
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study Report 2013
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: Solving Local
PDF Knowledge EATING OUR PEAS & CARROTS: Strategies for Expanding K-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables Through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment
PDF Knowledge Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative Research Findings and Recommendations
PDF Knowledge 2013 National Food Hub Survey Report
PDF Knowledge Key Findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Program Scan and Literature Review
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
PDF Knowledge Great Falls Food Hub Feasibility Assessment
PDF Knowledge Central Indiana Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Grand Traverse Regional Market Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Report on the Olympic Crossroads Meeting
PDF Knowledge The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
PDF Knowledge Community Economic Development Impacts of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center
PDF Knowledge Central Minnesota Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge RFP for a Food Aggregation Facility Study Project
PDF Knowledge Central Oregon Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge An Annotated Bibliography of Publications and Resources on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs and Values Based Supply Chains: A Toolkit for California Farmers and Ranchers
PDF Knowledge A Practitioner's Guide to Resources and Publications on Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains: A Literature Review
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
PDF Knowledge Making Good Food Work Conference Proceedings
PDF Knowledge Understanding Local Food Transportation Costs
PDF Knowledge Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois
PDF Knowledge Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States
PDF Knowledge Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Scaling-up Connections between Regional Ohio Specialty Crop Producers and Local Markets: Distribution as the Missing Link
PDF Knowledge The Common Market Feasibility Study
PDF Knowledge Vital Steps - A Cooperative Feasibility Guide
PDF Knowledge Values-Based Food Supply Chains: Strategies for Agri-Food Enterprises-of-the-Middle
PDF Knowledge Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains
PDF Knowledge Fresh Food Distribution Models for the Greater Los Angeles Region: Barriers and Opportunities to Facilitate and Scale Up the Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
PDF Knowledge Values-Based & Value-Added Value Chains in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest
PDF Knowledge Scaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Food
PDF Knowledge Innovative Strategies for Meeting New Markets
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
PDF Knowledge The Distribution of Local Food Through Consumer Cooperatives in the Northeast
PDF Knowledge Food System Infrastructure: Michigan Good Food Work Group Report
PDF Knowledge A California Network of Regional Food Hubs: A Vision Statement and Strategic Implementation
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: The ‘Missing Middle’ of the Local Food Infrastructure
PDF Knowledge An Investigation into the Workings of Small Scale Food Hubs
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resources from USDA v1
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings - Public Markets
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains
PDF Knowledge Ready to Grow: A Plan for Increasing Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Production
PDF Knowledge Local Food System Assessment for Northern Virginia
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Linking producers to new markets
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Food Hub Knowledge

Documents in the NGFN database about Food Hubs

PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
Report No. 3: Fresh-cut Processing and Foodservice Distribution
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field
The first in a multi-volume series on food hubs, the USDA released a 2015 report that includes best practices and in-depth profiles of food hub operations.
PDF Knowledge Overcoming Obstacles to Local Frozen Produce
Common Market, a distributor of local farm food in Philadelphia, PA, launched its line of local, source-identified frozen produce in October 2013. The shipment of its first cases of frozen spinach was the culmination of several years of research, site visits, interviews, and product testing all aimed at answering “the local frozen question.”
PDF Knowledge Running a Food Hub Vol 2: Business Operations Guide
The report’s main focus is on the operational issues faced by food hubs, including choosing an organizational structure, choosing a location, deciding on infrastructure and equipment, logistics and transportation, human resources, and risks.
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study 2014
Financial and operational data that describes the state of the food hub sector.
PDF Knowledge FoodWorks - A Vision to Improve NYC's Food System
Our FoodWorks plan details the issues our food system faces today, how they are born of a national and global system, and what we can do to address them both nationally and locally. New York City can be a leader in food systems change, serving as a model of how targeted local action can support large scale improvements.
PDF Knowledge Buy vs Lease Cost Comparison Tool
An Excel spreadsheet designed to allow you to make a financial analysis of buying vs leasing a truck.
PDF Knowledge Food Hub Benchmarking Study Report 2013
The first food hub benchmarking study, collecting financial and operational data from food hubs to find a range of performance.
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: Solving Local
Solving Local is a resource to help industry executives get started engaging with local food hubs as a means for getting local, identity-preserved food in their operations. Solving Local is a resource to help industry executives get started. The report briefs industry leaders on the functions and expertise of regional food hubs. Case studies introduce five established food hubs from among a growing field of such enterprises across the country. The report briefs industry leaders on the functions and expertise of regional food hubs. Case studies introduce five established food hubs from among a growing field of such enterprises across the country.
PDF Knowledge EATING OUR PEAS & CARROTS: Strategies for Expanding K-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables Through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment
The research captured in this report sought to illuminate the dynamics that influence the use of fruits and vegetables in K-12 settings and the nature of supply chains that currently provide produce to selected large urban school districts in the Upper Midwest. This analysis and related market research then provided the platform to identify strategies that could expand these districts’ access to affordable, quality produce. We also identified opportunities for investment (particularly through program-related investments) that can address key gaps in produce supply chains that serve these districts.
PDF Knowledge Hudson Valley Food Hubs Initiative Research Findings and Recommendations
Research Question 1: Are food hubs needed to support and strengthen sustainable agriculture and a regional food value chain in the Hudson Valley? Research Question 2: Which food hub features could most benefi t Hudson Valley farms and communities? Research Question 3: Who are the potential partners for food hub development in the Hudson Valley?
PDF Knowledge 2013 National Food Hub Survey Report
Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey - Michigan State University, Wallace Center, and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration.
PDF Knowledge Key Findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey
Top level findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey.
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
 
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Program Scan and Literature Review
The purpose of this literature review is to examine an extensive body of the best available research and practices, and to establish a foundation for a roadmap and solid toolkit for cities to spur innovation in the food sector, and thus help improve the adaptability and resilience of communities in the future.
PDF Knowledge Intervale Food Hub Producers Manual
This manual is a resource for both current and potential farmers, processors and vendors working with the Intervale Food Hub summarizing basic operations, as well as detailing policies and procedures to help guide suppliers in meeting the demands of the Intervale Food Hub.
PDF Knowledge Great Falls Food Hub Feasibility Assessment
This feasibility assessment is an evaluation of the best approaches for supporting the increased production and consumption of local foods within the four county region encompassing Windham and Windsor Counties in Vermont and Sullivan and Cheshire Counties in New Hampshire.
PDF Knowledge Central Indiana Food Hub Feasibility Study
A food hub in Central Indiana has been deemed feasible by this study. The study emphasized seeking answers to the question: ‘Do we have enough farmers interested in raising products for a food hub and if so what are their interests and concerns?’
PDF Knowledge Grand Traverse Regional Market Feasibility Study
In December 2011, the Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation, working in partnership with the Grand Traverse Regional Market Initiative, retained Market Ventures, Inc. (“MVI”) to conduct a feasibility analysis for creating a “food hub” in Traverse City, Michigan. The Grand Traverse Regional Market is envisioned as a professionally managed, multifunction facility that supports the production, retailing, storage, and distribution of locally grown and produced foods.
PDF Knowledge Report on the Olympic Crossroads Meeting
The aim of the meeting was to (1) convene local and regional food and farm stakeholders whom WSU Extension had previously identified as having distribution, storage, processing or other aggregation needs/interests; (2) facilitate a discussion on the suitability of the Courtesy Ford building as a potential site to address the above mentioned needs and interests; and (3) identify and propose appropriate next steps based on the findings from the meeting.

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