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Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We have lots of great things to choose from this week so don’t miss out.
We’re open till noon.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Have a great week,
Risa

We Have Kale!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. Green Door Gourmet has Red Russian Kale back on the mkt this week. Kale is the King of vegetables and very popular with consumers right now. Quantities may be limited for a couple of weeks until this nice weather has a chance to set in, but we are on the brink of full spring production.
We are open for orders today until noon.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Risa

Eat Local!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We have some great stuff on the market this week and more to come soon. Green Door Gourmet will have red russian kale by next week, so be on the lookout for it.

We’re open till noon today. Have a great week!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Risa

Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We are open for orders today until noon.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Risa

Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We have some new items this week:
Deep Set Farm has added watercress to the market. Watercress is full of nutrients and has a nice spicy taste that adds great flavor to salads and soups. It’s also wonderful for juicing, very cleansing for the body.

White City Produce has purple top turnips, broccoli heads, tomatoes and more.

McAlister Farm still has sweet potatoes!

Check out the products from our other growers here:
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

And don’t forget about our eggs from Brown’s Hollar!

Have a great week,
Risa

Time to Order Local Food


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We are open for orders today until noon.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Risa-

"Solving Local"


New Food Hub Report Targets Wholesale Buyers

“Food Hubs: Solving Local” offers solutions for retailers and food service.

Groceries and food service companies nationwide are finding the best way to meet consumer demand for local food is by teaming up with regional food hubs.

These small-farm aggregators — more than 200 across the country — are the solution both to scaling up local food and ensuring its integrity.

That’s the key takeaway from a new Wallace Center resource designed to introduce a broader food industry audience to regional food hubs. <ngfn.org/solvinglocal>

“The report shows how wholesalers can partner with food hubs on programs to pull consistent volumes of safe, locally sourced food products through the supply chain,” explains John Fisk, director of Wallace Center at Winrock International. “Food hubs are developing into linchpins of regional food system infrastructure. Solving Local is a complementary effort to engage more food retailers and distributors in the business of ‘good food:’ Healthy for the body, green for the planet, fair for workers and affordable for everyone.”

Solving Local presents five case studies showing how larger scale buyers team up with hubs to get products from small farms and other food businesses into high-volume supply chains. As “good food” middlemen, food hubs enable buyers to satisfy consumer demand for food that generates economic, social, and environmental returns to farmers and their communities.

SOLVING LOCAL introduces these five established food hubs:

Red Tomato: This food hub lines up the supply, logistics, and marketing for branded local food programs featuring products from a network of farms in the Northeast.
Good Natured Family Farms: Operating out of a regional grocery chain’s warehouse, this branded alliance of 150 farmers supplies metropolitan Kansas City and beyond.
La Montanita Cooperative Distribution Center: This distribution arm of a retail grocery cooperative uses its Organic Valley routes to open markets for New Mexico producers from Albuquerque to Connecticut.
Cherry Capital Foods: The Michigan logistics company leverages accounts with Kroger and Chartwells to build statewide routes that connect demand and supply.
Common Market: The Philadelphia distributor brings wholesome food to the inner city and Mid-Atlantic region by linking area farms with small food service accounts.

More than 200 food hubs now operate across the country with an average of $3 million in revenue last year, according to the 2013 national survey by Michigan State University and Wallace Center. Each works with an average of 80 small to medium size farms, generating real returns to communities and delivering the transparency and benefits consumers want.

“At the Wallace Center our goal with Solving Local is for retail buyers and food distributors to take the next step and start or expand a food hub relationship,” Fisk says. “We want to build partnerships to grow this economy. Equally important is ensuring the marketplace’s understanding and adoption of ‘good food’ values that are embedded in demand for ‘local.’”

The Wallace Center and National Good Food Network invite you to join in growing and promoting the business of good food. Share Solving Local with your networks, and learn more at .

Support your local food hub- the South Cumberland Food Hub- and join the local food movement in your community.

Broccoli and Cabbage!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. This week White City Produce out of Tracy City has broccoli and cabbage on the market in addition to spinach. Brown’s Hollar has fresh green onions and, of course, their wonderful eggs from their faithful harem of girls.
We have many more items to choose from so browse the whole list here:

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

We’re open till noon today. Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans.

Risa

Open for Orders


Good morning from the South Cumberland food hub. We are taking orders until noon today.

White city produce has added spinach to the market this week, and Brown’s holler has fresh green onions. Quantities are limited so order early.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a great day!

Risa

Time to Order Local Food!


Good Morning from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We are open for orders today until noon.
Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and artisans!

Risa