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Food hubs open new markets for farms

publication date: Jun 1, 2012
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Market ShotWe grow a lot of tomatoes on my farm. We go from waiting impatiently for the first ripe one to oversupplied in a very short while.  By the time the boxes start to build up, my thoughts turn to the people in schools, hospitals, restaurants and other local institutions, who are all eating tomatoes. Tomatoes on burgers. Tomatoes in salads.  Bruschetta.  Because I’m not big enough to hook into the industrial-scale food distribution network many institutions get their food from, I can’t sell to these institutions. And people in local institutions are deprived of my delicious, locally grown, organic tomatoes. But food hubs in my area are changing that.

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