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Southern Wisconsin Food Hub Feasibility Study

Dane County Planning & Development – Madison, Wi

This progressive planning agency saw the potential to better connect local producers with institutional customers through a regional food hub. In collaboration with FamilyFarmed.org, New Venture Advisors helped them build a business case that led to the launch of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative in 2013.

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Western New York Food Hub

Field & Fork Network – Buffalo, NY

After years of functioning as a value chain facilitator, this tenacious nonprofit organization turned its dream into a reality when New Venture Advisors helped FFN and a farmer cooperative launch a food hub that connects small farmers with wholesale customers in Western New York.

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New Roots Food Hub

International Rescue Committee – San Diego, CA

Hoping to improve economic opportunities for refugee farmers, IRC reached out to New Venture Advisors to develop a business plan for the New Roots Food Hub to more effectively serve customers in San Diego seeking unique, fresh, local produce.

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About Us

Our team brings a multi-faceted perspective to the sustainable food industry. We combine sharp business acumen with real-world entrepreneurial experience and a passion for impact to help our clients build businesses that are socially and economically sustainable.

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Frozen Local is Heating Up: Is it Worth It? Part I

More and more, food hubs are wondering if they should build frozen processing capabilities. At first review, it seems like a solution to so many challenges in the local food system. Growers struggle when their key crops are ready for sale at the same time as other... read more

Risky Business: Good Food in Small Stores

Access to healthy, fresh and affordable food is unfortunately not a given in all parts of the globe, nor in the U.S. Improving food access is a founding tenet of the good food movement, and today there are many national, regional and local organizations with missions... read more

The Role of Food Hubs in Food Access

In January Wholesome Wave hosted the Transforming Food Access Summit in Atlanta. We attended the conference to co-host a session with Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a food hub in Providence that is having tremendous impact on community health. Our panel explored the... read more

Working with New Venture Advisors to develop our food hub feasibility study was a truly wonderful experience. Each member of the team is not only a thought-leader in their own right, but they work seamlessly together as a team as well – turning a complex process into a fruitful and meaningful exercise.

Josh Stoffel

Co-Director, Office of Sustainability, Connecticut College