Small scale farms become medium scale, how do we distribute effectively?
I was contacted by Derek Singleton who is a market analyst for softwareadvice.com mentioning that he had written this short article on distribution of local foods through regional hubs (regional is the new local?).
This is something I think about a lot. I’ve said for quite some time that I think the best solution to creating a viable local economy is to first work regionally, build your infrastructure, and then focus more locally. That statement leaves a lot of room for discussion I know. The logistics to doing this effectively are very complex, especially in our modern market place.
I like that people, like Derek, are starting to look at the logistics of making sustainable food systems more sustainable- economically and logistically. I find on our own farm that organization of information is probably the single most important task we have to do well.
I’d love to hear what others think about this?