This study details how these organizations help local and regional producers overcome bottlenecks in the food marketing system through collaborative and transparent planning and adherence to a shared set of operating principles. By sharing lessons learned and best practices, the new study serves as a resource for producers, food processors and marketers organizing to supply local and regional food products to commercial customers.
Moving Food Along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution
Agricultural Marketing Service Publication
Adam Diamond and James Barham
Washington, D.C.: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
March 01, 2012
Reports and Guides
Farm to School / Institution, Local / Regional Food Systems, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems