Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey
May 11, 2016 - Author: Jill Hardy, Dr. Michael Hamm, Rich Pirog, Dr. John Fisk, Jeff Farbman, Micaela Fischer
The data from 2015 National Food Hub Survey is first ongoing national data set of its caliber on food hub operations. This report details findings on topics such as the financial state of food hubs, the numbers and types of farmers and ranchers that they work with, and the types of customers they serve.
The findings of this, the second national food hub survey, together with the 2013 National Food Hub survey, are the beginning of a longitudinal data set that tracks what food hubs look like and what impacts they are having across the United States.
Overall, the 2015 National Food Hub Survey indicates that the food hub model can be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and geographic or customer markets. As consumer interest in local and regional food grows, the market for food hub services also grows.
The second National Food Hub Survey was conducted early 2015 as a collaboration between the MSUCenter for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International.
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For more information on the project, see the National Food Hub Survey page.
This survey is authored by:
- Jill Hardy, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- Dr. Michael Hamm, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- Rich Pirog, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- Dr. John Fisk, Wallace Center at Winrock International
- Jeff Farbman, Wallace Center at Winrock International
- Micaela Fischer, Thornburg Foundation