Cover of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey report.

Findings of the 2015 National Food Hub Survey


May 11, 2016 - Jill Hardy, Dr. <>, <$authorEmail>, 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.

2015 National Food Hub Survey Findings

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For more information on the project, see the National Food Hub Survey page.

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