07 Mar '12, 3pm

Food hubs: How small farmers get to market

Food hubs: How small farmers get to market

Local Food Hub in Virginia takes care of distribution for the small farms it works with. (Photo by USDA.) Ask most small and mid-sized farmers who sell food to a local audience what they like least about their job and they will probably say marketing and distribution. Driving long hours to sit at farmers markets (or managing someone else who does) is always a risk that can result in unsold leftovers. And even when you have a guaranteed market — like in the case of community-supported agriculture (CSA) and restaurant sales — the effort involved diverts time and energy from the actual work of farming. Enter food hubs . A key component of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, food hubs operate on the simple principle that farmers, like everyone else, are stronger when they work together. Food hubs are networks that allow regional growers to collaborate on ma...

Full article: http://grist.org/locavore/food-hubs-how-small-farmers-get...

Tweets

If you missed it earlier - Nik Krankl's (2nd pl...

frshgrnd.com 06 Mar '12, 10pm

Coffee news in recent weeks has been dominated by the highly anticipated opening of Handsome Coffee Roasters in Downtown L...

yogurt

yogurt

grist.org 07 Mar '12, 5pm

Does this title sound familiar? This is part of an ongoing effort to highlight the ways in which many of our most common f...

For Me, Food Good via @Bolehland_net

bolehland.net 11 Mar '12, 4pm

Caroline Ng commented on Prize For Two - ROFLMAO! But i dnt think u can redeem ... Jeff commented on Prize For Two - Coupl...

Entire nation of Kiribati has to move to avoid ...

grist.org 07 Mar '12, 6pm

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is moving up in the world — but not in the good way. The small country is looking to...

Rooftop revolution: How to get solar onto 100 million U.S. homes, by @drgrist

Rooftop revolution: How to get solar onto 100 m...

grist.org 06 Mar '12, 5pm

Nearly 100 million Americans could install over 60,000 megawatts of solar at less than grid prices – without subsidies – b...

@jessicaaxx33 GET GET GET! <3 PLEASEEEEE

payless.com 09 Mar '12, 6pm

I just got these today so I haven't been able to test them much, I've been wearing them around my house.... but I can tell...

Targeting Your Local Market with Twitter

Targeting Your Local Market with Twitter

searchenginepeople.com 06 Mar '12, 2pm

Search by location. With SocialBro, you can narrow down your search to active users, without paying much attention to thei...

AHAHA, is that how you see me?! “@sarchan: @joh...

tonguechic.com 07 Mar '12, 3am

On a summery Saturday, bargain hunters and fashion enthusiasts all alike made their way to Jaya One for a thrilling retail...

New Agtivist: Bryant Terry is inspiring his community to eat better

New Agtivist: Bryant Terry is inspiring his com...

grist.org 05 Mar '12, 1pm

Chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry’s latest book, The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mou...

{New Blog Post} Vietnamese Food: The one thing I was very excited about in Vietnam was the food..

{New Blog Post} Vietnamese Food: The one thing ...

storyofbing.com 08 Mar '12, 9pm

The one thing I was very excited about in Vietnam was the food. I love Vietnamese pho and fresh spring rolls, and I warned...

Know your bites: Does the USDA’s local-farms program have a chance?

Know your bites: Does the USDA’s local-farms pr...

grist.org 06 Mar '12, 1pm

Today, most of us see “local” as shorthand for fresh, delicious food that comes with a story attached — and that serves an...

Small Farmers Create Jobs. Here's Why.

Small Farmers Create Jobs. Here's Why.

treehugger.com 02 Mar '12, 11am

Yesterday I referenced the incredible job creating potential of local foods , using it as a starting point to rant against...

Untitled: Feedback 6+/0- FLEA MARKET PRICES WUH...

sgflea.livejournal.com 09 Mar '12, 12pm

http://crashingdiets.livejournal.com/3188.html#comments FLEA MARKET PRICES WUHU!!!! Trying to clear my clothes so please h...

GrowSmartBusiness: Small Biz Resource Tip: #li

networksolutions.com 08 Mar '12, 5pm

Eager to get rid of your paper-based accounting processes? Bill.com can help you streamline your day-to-day finances and a...

Renewable energy goes small w/wind turbines <10...

wirelessdesignmag.com 09 Mar '12, 10pm

While 2011 figures have yet to come in, we know that the global small wind turbine market grew from 105.9 MW in 2006 to 27...