Michigan State University's Center for Regional Food Systems once again partnered with Wallace Center at Winrock International to produce the 2017 National Food Hub Survey, and its report the Findings.
Made apparent in the related executive summary, there are six core concepts that emerge from the survey responses. It is clear that FOOD HUBS...
- Are becoming an established sector
- Contribute to the economy
- Support farmers
- Support the "triple bottom line"
- Capacity to meet food safety certification demands is increasing
- Still face viability challenges
Kate Danaher, Senior Director, Social Enterprise Lending & Integrated Capital at RSF Social Finance expresses the value of the study: "The National Food Hub Survey data is absolutely critical both for food hub operators and for those of us interested in investing in a new food paradigm. At RSF Social Finance, we use the data to help underwrite our investments and to provide practical business support services to our clients."