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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 17 4:56 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Are food hubs a thing in the U.K.?

https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-043013-151105/unrestricted/Food_Hub_IQP_Final_Report.pdf

Aeolienne



Joined: 03 Apr 2008
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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 17 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Are food hubs a thing in the U.K.?

https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-043013-151105/unrestricted/Food_Hub_IQP_Final_Report.pdf

TL;DR - is that the equivalent of a food assembly? Here's one in Leamington Spa.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 17 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, that looks quite similar.

There has also been a resurgence of local distributors in New England, folks who will stop by a farm to pick up orders and drop off local, regional, and national/international orders. Often working in conjunction with food hubs

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 17 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We also have farmers markets, but they are not particularly cheap. Generally distances are not as great in the UK which makes distribution easier in some ways. I don't really know about cities elsewhere, but round here we don't have the problem with minority groups being poor groups too. Our pockets of poor seem to be more in certain areas, some historically poor, and sometimes going back generations in the same local families where they just haven't got out of the problems.

Aeolienne



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Location: Leamington Spa, Warks
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 17 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The farmers' market in Leamington Spa is a bit disappointing - it seems to sell more pre-prepared stuff (pies, jams etc) than ingredients.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 17 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Farmers markets are for producers of local food. You will often find people selling meat, fish and vegetables at some markets, but only where it is financially viable. Others will be selling pies, preserves and bread that are made from local produce. If it is a Farma affiliated market the rules are that the things have to have more than a certain percentage of produce from that county or from within 10 miles of that county.

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