On December 1st, 2011, Brian Downes, Jennifer Christian, and Tabbitha Greenough gave a presentation at the Greenfield Community College (GCC) downtown center on creating a town food hub as part of their work for the Introduction to Food Systems Course. The very next day, an article about starting the Greenfield Food Hub was published in the Greenfield town Recorder. The article was written by Kyle Bostrom, a Greenfield farmer and member of the town agricultural commission.
Please view the recording by the GCC students and read the article by Kyle Bostrom. Then join us in a dialogue about the Greenfield Food Hub (even if you don’t live in Greenfield, Massachusetts) by responding in the comments box below to these two questions – or just add your own thoughts:
1) Are you aware of other Food Hub examples in the U.S. or around the World? Please share them here and let us know if there is anything that can be added or changed to make the Greenfield Food Hub most effective.
2) Please share your knowledge of:
a. Laws, accreditations, compliances, etc. required to make the parts of the Greenfield Food Hub a reality
– Design Firms
– Transportation businesses for farm products
c. Equipment needed to make parts of the Food Hub function and where to get it
d. Sources of funding
As you give feedback on each of these questions, please identify yourself and describe your expertise or interest in the Greenfield Food Hub.