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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 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 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 Key Findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey
Top level findings from the 2013 Food Hub Survey.
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 Geographic Preference: A primer on purchasing fresh local food for schools
In April 2011, USDA published an exciting new rule on geographic preference that helps school districts to increase their purchases of local, minimally processed foods. This guide provides legal guidance needed for school districts to make the most of this new federal authority while complying with state and local laws.
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: Roadmap Investment Evaluation Tool
Microsoft Excel tool to be used to assess city food sector investments. Please choose "Save As" if prompted.
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.
PDF Knowledge The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
An analysis of the roles that food hubs play in building local/regional food systems across the United States.
PDF Knowledge Community Economic Development Impacts of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center
The Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey has well-quantified and documented impacts from the core business and technical services it offers to farmers and food businesses. However, identifying the community economic development impacts of the Center’s programs in areas such as community engagement and network building has been more elusive. Thus, this report chronicles the impacts of FIC’s broader social mission and catalogs the FIC’s efforts to achieve these goals.
PDF Knowledge Central Minnesota Food Hub Feasibility Study
Overall, the results of the feasibility study provide strong evidence supporting the development of a food hub in Central Minnesota. A food hub would offer an array of economic, social, and environmental benefits for the area, addressing a gap in the current food supply chain. It would enable growers to further expand and diversify their crop base, meet some of the high demand for locally grown produce, and provide farming opportunities with more stability, jobs, and economic growth. These results suggest that the development of a business plan is merited, including legal entity establishment recommendations, capital funding procurement proposal, and suggested timeline for phasing in expansion.
PDF Knowledge Farmer's Guide to On-Farm Food Safety Certification
An introduction to food safety, plus tools, resources and first steps.
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