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3 Lessons from a Leading Food Hub

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We’ve been talking a lot about food hubs lately. These vital organizations—sometimes structured as nonprofits, sometimes as for-profits and sometimes as a blend—build up...

Your One-Page Path to Success

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Can your food or farm business succeed? It sure can. But it could also be a total flop. And it’s not the products you’re...

Are Insects the Next Moneymaker in Food?

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As a global community, we have two monumental, interrelated problems pressing down on us: One, how can we arrest manmade climate change before it’s...

8 Ways to Ace Farm-to-Consumer Sales

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The COVID-19 pandemic both accelerated demand for locally grown food and pushed people to e-commerce in droves. These dual forces have created a huge...
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Adapt or Bust: Two Forces Impacting All Food and Farm Businesses

In FFI’s first Quarterly Trends Talk, Tera discussed several macro forces shaping our world that food and farm businesses will need to adapt to—and,...

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How to Make Food Hubs Financially Viable

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The food industry consists of many rungs, meaning there are a wealth of business opportunities. Some are obvious, such as growing food crops, manufacturing...

6 Reasons Why Foodservice and Farms Should Launch Food Brands

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Entrepreneurs who run foodservice businesses and even farms have many built-in advantages when launching food (CPG) brands. Here's why restauranteurs, proprietors and producers should seriously consider it.

Could Local Meat Processors Be the Next Craft Breweries?

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America’s meat industry is a lot like how beer was in the 1980s, with a handful of giant corporations controlling the lion’s share of...

Building an Artisan Meat Brand

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Launching a processed meat business isn’t quick, easy or cheap. It can take many months, even years, to generate funding, develop a great product...

Are You ‘Just Another Food Brand’?

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When launching or scaling a food business, most entrepreneurs think about branding—among the million other things bouncing around in their heads. Between product development,...