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.
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.
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.
New Venture Advisors designed a multi-stage process to uncover the needs of our clients and opportunities within their markets, and help them develop solutions through new food ventures. We conduct Food Systems Assessments, lead Feasibility Studies, develop Business Plans and help businesses grow through customized consulting.
New Venture Advisors has led more than 50 projects across the country in food systems and food enterprise development. In doing so, we’ve gained expertise in designing customized models of local food hubs and distribution systems, food business incubators, food processing operations, food enterprises focused on health access and equity, and small grains ventures, to name a few.
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The regionally-based, source-identified wholesale supply chain, once a creature of mystery reserved for the imagination of a handful of optimistic change-makers, is now a successful tool for creating market opportunities for agricultural producers and conveniently...read more