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Page Planning to Increase Market Efficiency: Reducing Financial Risk Through Food Hubs
Two food hubs will present their very different methods for doing production planning. We also hear from a farmer to share her perspective - what is it like to ...
Page A Look Back, A Path Forward: Lessons Learned from the Food Hub Vanguard - Grasshoppers Distribution
Grasshoppers Distribution, a food hub on the vanguard, had lasting impacts and lessons.
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #3
Report No. 3: Fresh-cut Processing and Foodservice Distribution
Page Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
A webinar exploring the "Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment," which provides cities with guidance for developing a local foods investment ...
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 ...
Page Towards Local and Regional Sourcing - Sysco and Chipotle
Chipotle and Sysco present their local/regional food buying policies. practices and goals.
PDF Knowledge Executive Summary of: From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy
This is the executive summary and recommendations at a glance. ..... This action guide is the product of a yearlong “Farm to Fork” initiative, involving well ...
PDF Knowledge Developing Values-Based Distribution Networks to Enhance the Prosperity of Small and Medium Sized Producers: California Case Studies
This project examines the financial, government regulations, industry business practices, and entrepreneurial factors that influence the development of ...
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: Summary of Findings
The Beyond Beauty initiative explored the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables. This document ...
Page Working with Diverse Communities: the Southwest
A glimpse into some of the most innovative Good Food programs in the Southwest.
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Findings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey
Findings of the third biennial National Food Hub Survey finds that Food hubs—businesses that actively manage the aggregation and distribution of ...
Page Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce
A deep look at the commercial market for cosmetically imperfect fruit and vegetables.
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, ...
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 Making Good Food Work Conference Proceedings
Targeted at conference attendees, food systems professionals, policy-makers and funders, this document is intended to galvanize support for innovative food ...
Page Food Banks as Regional "Good Food" Partners
Several food banks across the country are leveraging their resources to support local/regional food systems in innovative ways.
PDF Knowledge Beyond Beauty: The Opportunities and Challenges of Cosmetically Imperfect Produce Report #2
Report No. 2: Interview findings with Minnesota Produce Growers exploring the possibilities for expanding market opportunities for cosmetically imperfect ...
PDF Knowledge North American Food Sector: A Roadmap for City Food Sector Innovation and Investment
Page Systemic Change: How Formalizing Processes Increases Efficiency
An introduction to how one might incorporate systems to bring your food business to the next level of sophistication, and efficiency.
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 ...
PDF Knowledge Healthy Food and Small Stores
A report on innovations to improve access to nutritious, affordable food in small stores—including corner stores, bodegas, convenience stores, fuel-based ...
PDF Knowledge Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study
The Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study tests the hypothesis that agricultural production and economic activity in southern Wisconsin could ...
PDF Knowledge Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
A collection of information, resources and background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub. The guide presents a series of key ...
PDF Knowledge A Manager’s Guide to Food Hub Finances
The purpose of this guide is to explore how food hubs can use their own readily available financial data to identify and address the strengths and challenges ...
Page Building the Supply of Healthy Foods – Experiences and Tools from the Field
Presentation of the results of a detailed survey of value chains.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...