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What is a Food Hub?

FOOD HUBS CONNECTING SMALL FARMS WITH LOCAL BUYERS Farmers working at a small-scale can sell directly to consumers, but many find they have too much produce for a farmers market but not enough to meet the needs of restaurants, schools or grocery stores. 236 40% NUMBER OF FOOD 40% OF FOOD HUBS WERE HUBS IN THE U.S. STARTED BY ENTREPRENEURIAL PRODUCERS, NONPROFITS AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS FOOD HUB That's the purpose of a food hub-to pull these small- and medium-size farms PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, & MARKETING SERVICES together, so they can pool their products to fill large orders. RESTAURANTS COMMUNITY GROUPS 40% $1 MILLION OF EXISTING FOOD HUBS AVERAGE FOOD HUB SALES ARE WORKING IN FOOD WERE NEARLY $1 MILLION GROCERY STORES DESERTS TO INCREASE ANNUALLY SCHOOLS & INSTITUTIONS ACCESS TO FRESH, HEALTHFUL AND LOCAL PRODUCTS Food hubs are an important tool for strengthening local food economies, improving food security and giving more people access to healthy, affordable local food. *USDA SUSTAINABLE - AMERICA -

What is a Food Hub?

shared by SustainableAmerica on Nov 07
Food hubs are a crucial, but often invisible, part of the local food system. They help small farms grow by offering a combination of production, distribution, and marketing services. There are now 236...




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