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Commercial fisherman Aaaron Longton is part of a novel effort in southwestern Oregon to link regional seafood businesses into new supply chains that work better for local people and places. His business is Port Orford Sustainable Seafood, one of the nation’s earlier Community Supported Fisheries. 
Photo courtesy of Port Orford Sustainable Seafood

Fishing communities find economic power doing business together

July 27, 2016 Continue Reading »
More than a slogan, Sacramento’s new brand — America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital — speaks for a region-wide focus on building the farm-to-table value chain. 
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Closer look at rural gives Sacramento new economic direction

June 1, 2016 Continue Reading »
Ben Abell sold butternut squash to Custom Food Solutions for a new farm to school product the larger scale processor developed.

Louisville, KY: Betting jobs on rural-urban food connections

May 5, 2016 Continue Reading »
Kristin Smith came back home to her 6th generation farm. Now she's part of a new downtown business generation reinvigorating small town Kentucky life. [Photo: Community Farm Alliance]

Farms Fuel Rural Main Street Mojo

February 4, 2016 Continue Reading »
Ellen Walsh-Rosmann sets up shop for her regional FarmTable Delivery business in the small town of Harlan in rural western Iowa.

Rural town aims to be “the place” for local food firms

November 2, 2015 Continue Reading »
Kansas City Price Chopper stores test a program that helps low-income shoppers buy local.

Grocers test buy-local incentive for low-income shoppers

October 2, 2015 Continue Reading »
Photo credit: National Good Food Network | Counting Values study provides comparative data, or financial benchmarks, drawn from 48 of the more than 300 regional food hubs in the nation.

Growing regional food jobs: The Viroqua Story

August 29, 2015 Continue Reading »
Counting Values study provides comparative data, or financial benchmarks, drawn from 48 of the more than 300 regional food hubs in the nation. (Photo: National Good Food Network)

Data Dive Explores Financials at Wholesale End of Local Food

August 21, 2015 Continue Reading »
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Region Finances Local Food with Team Work

June 24, 2015 Continue Reading »
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Local Governments Plan for Regional Food

May 22, 2015 Continue Reading »
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Matchmakers Pull Local Food Sector Together

April 30, 2015 Continue Reading »
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Shifting Mass Market Sand

April 19, 2015 Continue Reading »
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Food Hubs: Solving Local

February 27, 2014 Continue Reading »
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Making Economic Sense of Local Good Food

February 26, 2014 Continue Reading »
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