How do food hubs fit into our local food system?

Aggregating a portion of the food supply is a daunting task given the number of variables involved. While it may seem a simple decision to create a food hub to curb losses for consumers and producers, the article below presents in-depth questions for new food hub organizers.

http://garynabhan.com/i/archives/1409

How should food hubs function in Central Vermont?

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One Response to How do food hubs fit into our local food system?

  1. Mark says:

    I think food hubs like GrowFood Carolina, Eastern Carolina Organics, and Local Food Hub all provide good models to follow. They facilitate aggregation and distribution through a permanent facility (a warehouse). Startup costs are high (except for ECO who got a small grant, got a truck, and put in a ton of work w/o a warehouse) but a food hub run as an economical business makes the most sense, in my opinion.

    I’m in the process of helping each of these three food hubs help with automation. Way too much typing into Quickbooks going on instead of deepening the local network of buyers and sellers.

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