As Healthy Harvest of North Iowa continues it’s focus on exploring collaborative marketing, we begin to see the term Food Hub pop up in conversations. Here are some resources to provide more background on wholesale and food hubs:
Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS)
- AMS Food Hub page
- Resources for Food Hubs
- The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
- Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
The National Good Food Network’s Food Hub Center.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has a “Growers Manual: A Template for Grower Cooperatives“. This resources also has a lot of great information about Post Harvest Handling for a variety of crops.
Practical Farmers of Iowa: “Scaling Up” looks into wholesale marketing.
Another Food Hub related resource from the Leopold Center is: Production Planning for Aggregators