15 Feb Feasibility Study for Central Texas Food Hub Completed
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The Sustainable Food Center and a project team that includes the National Center for Appropriate Technology have released Feasibility Study for a Central Texas Food Hub. The 63-page report centered on two key questions: 1) Does Central Texas need something new or additional to bring more local, sustainably-grown fresh produce into the marketplace? 2) If yes, then what does that something new or additional look like? The team employed a three-pronged study design made up of a supply analysis, a demand analysis, and a landscape analysis to answer the two key questions. The project team concluded that, in Central Texas, multiple assets need to be built and/or strengthened in order to bring more local, sustainably-grown fresh produce into the marketplace. The report recommends specific immediate and near-term actions to strengthen existing aggregation and distribution of local, sustainably-grown produce.