Episode 194. Food Hubs and School Sales

In this bonus episode of Voices from the Field, Lacy Stephens of the National Farm to School Network talks with Alicia Ellingsworth of the Kansas City Food Hub and KC Farm School. Alicia shares the benefits, opportunities, and strategies for successful school sales from the perspective of a food hub operator and also shares insight on the benefits of selling through a food hub from the perspective of the producer. She also shares insight on the unique relationship between KC Food Hub and KC Farm School that opens up the world of food and farming to children and the community.

This podcast is one of a number of case studies feature farmers successfully navigating school sales as part of Bringing the Farm to School, a training program being developed by NCAT and the National Farm to School Network, with USDA Food and Nutrition Services as the sponsoring agency.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Farm to School: Profiles of Ranches Making it Work

Food Hubs: A Producer Guide

Local Food Systems

Other Resources:

The Kansas City Food Hub

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

USDA Foods in Schools

National Farm to School Network

For more information on this topic, you can contact Tammy Howard directly via email at tammyh@ncat.org.

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