National Good Food Network banner image:
                photos of cows, organic produce, apples, semi truck,
                grocery bag
National Good Food Network

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
You are here: Home Resources Food Hubs Food Hub Knowledge
Personal tools
Resources from Across the Network
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
More…
 

Food Hub Knowledge

Documents in the NGFN database about Food Hubs

PDF Knowledge Values-Based & Value-Added Value Chains in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest
I. Identify more values-based value chains (VBVC’s) in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest in addition to the original thirteen VBVC case studies on the Ag of the Middle project website (AOTM, 2004). II. Determine value-added value chains that could evolve into VBVC’s in each of these geographic regions of the United States.
PDF Knowledge Scaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Food
By scaling up, local food systems have the potential to borrow some of the economic and logistical efficiencies of the industrial food system while retaining social and environmental priorities such as sustainable agricultural practices and profitability for small- and mid-scale family farms and food businesses.
PDF Knowledge Innovative Strategies for Meeting New Markets
The purpose of this exploratory study is to provide concrete tools and inspiration for producers and others who address the challenges inherent in scaling up agricultural production and expanding into new markets.
PDF Knowledge Community Food Enterprise: Local Success in a Global Marketplace
This report provides a detailed field report on the performance of 24 community food enterprises (CFEs), half inside the United States and half international. CFEs represent a huge diversity of legal forms, scales, activities, and designs and from these case studies, this report addresses four questions: • what strategies are community food enterprises deploying to heighten their competitiveness? • What are the major challenges facing these enterprises and the ways they are overcoming those challenges? • How well are these enterprises meeting the triple bottom lines of profit, people, and planet? • To what extent are successful CFE models capable of being replicated worldwide?
PDF Knowledge The Distribution of Local Food Through Consumer Cooperatives in the Northeast
Does a local food market offer viable marketing opportunities to local farmers? In an attempt to find an answer, we ask: Is there a market demand for locally produced food? If so, for which products? In what quantities? In what setting? And at what cost to the farmer and consumer?
PDF Knowledge Food System Infrastructure: Michigan Good Food Work Group Report
This report was developed with leadership from the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University, the Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Food Policy Council. This report, along with the others in the series, provides the foundation for the goals and agenda priorities put forth in the Michigan Good Food Charter.
PDF Knowledge A California Network of Regional Food Hubs: A Vision Statement and Strategic Implementation
This paper outlines a vision and implementation plan for an improved regional wholesale marketing system that addresses the major barriers and risks that limit small family farmers’ ability to bring good food to market and in turn provide consumers and communities with access to good food. The vision presented in this paper is of a new statewide organization that networks regional aggregators and distributors into a system that expands marketing opportunities, reduces risk and increases access to just food: a network of Regional Food Hubs.
PDF Knowledge Food Hubs: The ‘Missing Middle’ of the Local Food Infrastructure
This Food Hubs report reflects the three questions we were asked to address in the research brief, namely: (i) what is the meaning of the Food Hubs concept? (ii) what are the main commercial examples? (iii) what is the relevance of Food Hubs to the Welsh agri-food strategy
PDF Knowledge An Investigation into the Workings of Small Scale Food Hubs
This report investigates a range of different small scale food hubs across the UK to determine whether there were common factors in their features, development and services.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resources from USDA v1
This is not a comprehensive list, but an edited selection of USDA programs that have previously supported regional food hubs, with examples of funded projects. Many other USDA programs support various activities of regional food hubs.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings - Public Markets
Preliminary analysis of the survey and interviews of public markets engaged in food hub activities. Originally presented at the NAPMM Annual Conference, April 16, 2011. Collected and prepared by the Food Hub Collaboration: Wallace Center at Winrock International, National Good Food Network, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, National Association of Produce Market Managers and the Project for Public Spaces.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Understanding Scope and Scale - Preliminary Findings
Preliminary findings from a survey of food hubs across the country, including size, services, and other defining characteristics.
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains
This toolkit is designed to help new and emerging healthy food system value chain efforts. While it draws heavily from the experience of Appalachian Sustainable Development, including particularly its Appalachian Harvest network, it also includes ideas, challenges and insights from other value chain and food system initiatives, both within Appalachia and other parts of the country. The toolkit is intended to be a hands-on resource which can help spur new thinking, help refine plans, and perhaps help guide implementation of new and emerging food system initiatives.
PDF Knowledge Ready to Grow: A Plan for Increasing Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Production
The demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables in Illinois far outstrips supply and a new Action Plan and Feasibility Study released by FamilyFarmed.org gives strong recommendations on remedies. “Buying local is the hottest trend in the food industry right now and Illinois is taking strides to capitalize on this movement,” says Jim Slama, president of FamilyFarmed.org. “This report describes the opportunity in this niche and spells out concrete steps that need to happen in order to take local fruit and vegetable production and sales to the next level.” The fourteen buyers interviewed for this report repeatedly stated that their demand for Illinois-grown fruits and vegetables far surpasses available supply and if they could, they would purchase over $23 million in Illinois-grown produce on an annual basis.
PDF Knowledge Local Food System Assessment for Northern Virginia
The study assesses the feasibility of building a successful fruit and vegetable aggregation and distribution system in the Northern Virginia agricultural crescent around Washington D.C. that contributes local and regional products into the existing wholesale commercial food system. The intended outcome is to encourage the development of a local food system in Northern Virginia by offering a roadmap and insight to those embarking on the business development process.
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hubs: Linking producers to new markets
Regional Food Hubs: Definition & Core Components; Two Food Hub Examples (Urban and Rural); Current Research and Lessons Learned; Maps of Existing and Potential Food Hubs; USDA’s Role -KYF2 Work Plan

Also in this section

Collection Food Hub Feasibility Studies
 
Document Actions