Hub Questions and Answers

What does a food hub do? Simply put, a food hub connects food producers and food consumers in order to maximize consumption of locally-produced food purchased at a fair price. It’s called a “hub” because of its central role in a food system like a hub’s central role in a wheel.

How would you go about making that connection between producers and consumers?  A food hub could connect producers and consumers by:

  • Making it easier to buy quality food from each producer, which can build market share
  • Identifying and breaking down barriers to using local food in and beyond the valley
  • Giving producers the information and access they need to increase or optimize their yield and sales.

What does a food hub look like? Every community has its own way of connecting the pieces of the food system. Depending on what was needed, a hub could be:

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