Getting local food into grocery and food service supply chains will require people who can navigate the tricky territory between smaller producers and larger buyers. The Wallace Center is pleased to present this report to food industry executives on the growth and readiness of that needed intermediary, the regional food hub.

Regional food hubs are forging a new business of helping wholesale buyers and smaller farm and food businesses respond to consumer demand for local food. They are building go-to-market strategies with retailers and food service companies that are willing to innovate.

Solving Local presents five examples of established regional food hubs. They are leaders in an emerging industry sector that we’ve been watching closely here at the Wallace Center.

Our mission is to facilitate market-based approaches to a more sustainable food and farm sector. In 2008 we launched the National Good Food Network, a learning network of regional food entrepreneurs and initiatives. With network partners, we’ve been digging into the new business models shaping this sector.

 

Published By: The Wallace Center

 

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