An April 10 workshop at CFAES’s South Centers in Piketon will focus on food hubs, how to develop them, and the good they can do for local growers, jobs, businesses, and economies. Get the agenda and more details here (pdf).
“A food hub functions as an intermediary that — by pooling producers and consumers — adds value to the marketing of produce and facilitates the development of a local food supply chain,” says an article by a USDA agricultural economist. “Food hubs are aggregation points through which smaller producers can collectively market to larger buyers that they would otherwise not have access to.”
Co-sponsors are CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, and the WVU Extension Service.