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“Food Hubs” Serve As Marketing Outlets For Smaller Local Farms

January 16, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A growing trend among smaller local food producers is the use of a “food hub” to reach larger markets. A food hub is a central unit, like meat processor This Old Farm in Colfax, Indiana, that collectively markets the products of member farms. That way, the smaller farms better meet the demands of customers. About 222 hubs operate around the country, 62 percent of whom have been in operation only five years or less. Established in 2009, This Old Farm's hub is now marketing for more than 75 local farms.
Mikel Livingston, "'Food hubs' feed consumer demand for local produce", jconline.com , January 16, 2014, © jconline.com/Gannett
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