It's all about Local

It’s all about Local

 

Why a Food Hub – Many farmers and ranchers, especially smaller and mid-sized operations, often lack the capacity to access retail, institutional, and commercial foodservice markets on their own, and consequently miss out on the fastest growing segment of the local food market. By offering a combination of aggregation, distribution, and marketing services at an affordable price, food hubs make it possible for many producers to gain entry into new larger-volume markets that boost their income and provide them with opportunities for scaling up production. Wholesale buyers need to easily access local food products to promote the consumption and increase awareness.

The Grand Vision – A public market in a building containing permanent market stalls for local food producers, a restaurant or two, a coffee shop, and outdoor space for a seasonal Farmers Market. Additionally the area needs:

  • Aggregating and distributing facility
  • Processing, canning and freezing capacity and associated storage.

Why a Food Hub – Many farmers and ranchers, especially smaller and mid-sized operations, often lack the capacity to access retail, institutional, and commercial foodservice markets on their own, and consequently miss out on the fastest growing segment of the local food market. By offering a combination of aggregation, distribution, and marketing services at an affordable price, food hubs make it possible for many producers to gain entry into new larger-volume markets that boost their income and provide them with opportunities for scaling up production. Wholesale buyers need to easily access local food products to promote the consumption and increase awareness.

The Grand Vision – A public market in a building containing permanent market stalls for local food producers, a restaurant or two, a coffee shop, and outdoor space for a seasonal Farmers Market. Additionally the area needs:

Year 0-5

  • Aggregating and distributing facility
    • Consumers can come to one location to access the products and produce of the valley
    • Farmers and Producers can deliver their products to one place that in turn process, packages and manages the sales to wholesale buyers in other markets

Year 5+

  • Processing, canning and freezing capacity and associated storage.

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