We sent surveys to food producers, processors, and distributors involved in local and sustainable food across Ontario, Canada about the benefits and challenges of food hubs. We are pleased to launch a set of infographics from our OMAFRA-supported work on Food Hubs in Ontario.

2015-16 Survey Results

  1. Defining and Valuing Local Food
  2. Food Hubs Add Value for Producers and Communities
  3. Expansion Opportunities for Food Hubs
  4. Sales and Funding Sources for Local and Sustainable Food Hubs
  5. Expansion Opportunities for Producers
  6. Expansion Opportunities for Processors and Distributors
  7. How to Increase Local Sales

2014 Survey Results

  1. Defining and Valuing Local Food
  2. Food Hubs Add Value for Producers and Communities
  3. Expansion Opportunities for Food Hubs
  4. Sales and Funding Sources for Food Hubs
  5. Expansion Opportunities for Producers
  6. Expansion Opportunities for Processors and Distributors
  7. How to Increase Local Sales

In January of 2018, we hosted the Sustainable Food Hubs webinar to present the findings from our OMAFRA-supported research on food hubs. Katie Nolan (OMAFRA), Kendal Donahue (OMAFRA), Phil Mount (JustFood Farm Ottawa), and Alison Blay-Palmer (Centre for Sustainable Food Systems) spoke about the food hub survey and infographics, explained OMAFRA’s role in supporting food systems work, and offered practical considerations for food hub operations.

You can browse through the Sustainable Food Hubs Webinar presentation slides and view video of the full webinar below.

If you have any questions or for media enquires, please contact Amanda Di Battista at adibattista@wlu.ca