FINDINGS OF THE 2013 NATIONAL FOOD HUB SURVEY

Publication
Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Land Use, Marketing, Policy & Advocacy

Authors:

Micaela Fischer, Michael Hamm, Rich Pirog, John Fisk, Jeff Farbman, Stacia Kiraly


Food hubs are businesses or organizations that actively manage the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified food products. Food hubs also operate within their own expressed value sets, and these values guide any additional activities that a food hub may undertake. In theory, food hubs may serve to provide much-needed, size-appropriate infrastructure and marketing functions for local food produced by small and midsized producers. However, the impact of food hubs has only recently been studied, and there is a lack of aggregated information on many of the characteristics of active food hubs. The 2013 National Food Hub Survey was conducted to collect this information from a broad sample of food hubs.

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