“Running a Food Hub: Learning from Food Hub Closures”

As the final report in the “Running a Food Hub” series, this document highlights case studies of food hubs that have ceased operations and the factors that lead to their closure. The intent of this report is to share the experiences of these hubs to help new hubs overcome barriers to success. The report profiles six hubs: Aganica Farm Club, FoodEx, Grasshoppers Distribution, Growers Collaborative, Pilot Mountain Pride, and Producers &...

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From Barley to Beer: A Guide for On Farm Brewing

Completed in cooperation with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability (VA FAIRS) and the Loudoun County Farm Bureau, “From Barely to Beer: A Guide for On Farm Brewing” looks at the feasibility of expanding a Virginia farm brewery to including malt production. The study offers a full examination and analysis of the malting and brewing industries, business operations, facility design, regulations,...

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