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PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances - Worksheet
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances
PDF Knowledge Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey
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 Center

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The 2018 National Good Food Network Conference is March 27 - 30, 2018.
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What might you learn at the conference? Visit the 2016 conference page for slides and recordings of sessions


Food Hub Benchmarking Study

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 

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.such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, universities and hospitals.

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Visit the Food Hub Community of Practice discussion group

(you must be a member of the community of practice - register here)


Are you a food hub?

LET US KNOW!

Please fill out this very short form so we know about your great work. 
Click here for the form.

 

Featured Resources

Regional Food Hub Resource Guide Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey Wholesome Wave's Food Hub Business Assessment Toolkit
Regional Hub Resource Guide FoodHubSurveyCover2015 WW Biz Assess Toolkit

What is a food hub?

A regional food hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

Red Tomato created this informative video on what a food hub does:


The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration supports the success of existing and developing hubs. Read a summary of our approach.

 

Research & Resources

NGFN Webinars

Some webinars we've hosted relevant to food hubs.

>>> See our UPCOMING free webinar topics  >>>

 

Excellent Partner Webinars

  

Assistance for Food Hubs: Consultant Database

The Wallace Center maintains a database of technical assistance providers to help us facilitate technical assistance to community based businesses and organizations. 

Are you a consultant? You can submit your most recent CV for our Professional Register through this announcement.

Are you in need of technical assistance or food systems consulting? Please contact us for more information about our consultant matchmaking assistance.


Funding Sources

USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” Regional Food Hub Subcommittee created an edited selection of USDA programs that have previously supported regional food hubs, with examples of funded projects.

 

 

NGFN Food Hub Collaboration

The NGFN Food Hub Collaboration is a partnership between Wallace Center at Winrock International, USDA, National Good Food Network, and others including Wholesome Wave, Farm Credit Council, Michigan State University, National Farm to School Network and School Food FOCUS. The Collaboration is working to ensure the success of existing and emerging food hubs in the US by building capacity through connection, outreach, research, technical assistance and partnerships. By supporting this crucial player in the value chain we aim to accelerate the growth of regional food systems that make healthy and affordable food available to all communities while fostering viable markets of scale for regionally focused producers.

 

 

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