The Business of Food Hubs: Planning Successful Regional Produce Aggregation Facilities

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Jim Slama, Kathy Nyquist,

Year: 2010

This workshop-style webinar explains the value of, and takes you through the steps for creating your own food hub feasibility study.

Food hubs (regional aggregation points) have been identified by many as a clear need for scaling up Good Food. Have you picked the right place and time to build your food hub? What are the area’s resources and needs? How can you tailor your business to best meet those needs?

These questions can be answered by using a business planning approach, starting by completing a feasibility study. A crucial first step when embarking on a new venture, a feasibility study carefully examines the context into which the new undertaking would fit, and attempts to determine its likelihood of success.

This workshop-style webinar steps through two food hub feasibility studies to illustrate how you might go about assessing your potential food hub venture. These studies demonstrate two very different value chain environments, and come to some different conclusions.