Food Hubs

USDA Food Hub Infographic- click to see larger image

USDA Food Hub Infographic- click to see larger image

 

A food hub is a facility that centralizes the business management structure to facilitate the aggregation, storage, processing, distribution, and/or marketing of locally/regionally produced food products.        

Recently, there has been a flurry of interest in food hubs.  What are they?  Should our community develop one?  How do we get started? These are a few of the common food hub questions being asked in Wisconsin’s urban and rural communities.

To learn more about food hubs, check out the following links:

National Good Food Network Food Hub Center

USDA Food Hub Page

USDA Regional Food Hub Resource Guide

Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey

University of Minnesota Extension Food Hub Resources

A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Food in Illinois

Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative

Fifth Season Cooperative