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Food Hubs: A Producer Guide



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By Andy Pressman and Chris Lent

Published: July 2013

Updated: n/a

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20 pages


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Introduction

Small and medium-sized farms are often challenged with finding new markets that support their ability to increase production and that help meet increasing demands for fresh and locally raised food. Local and regional food hubs are improving market access for farmers and ranchers by operating aggregation, storage, processing, distribution, and marketing services for local producers. This publication focuses on providing producers with information, resources, and case studies specific to understanding how food hubs can provide new marketing outlets.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Defining Food Hubs
Evaluating Food Hubs
Production Planning
Food Safety
Harvest and Postharvest Handling
Case Studies
Summary
References
Further Resources

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