Aggregation and Distribution

The Aggregation and Distribution Working Group focuses on aggregation, processing, storage and distribution strategies that expand linkages between locally produced and processed food and the full range of market outlets (e.g., schools, hospitals, grocery stores, etc.).

Working Group Members include wholesale distributors, food hubs, regional food centers, online marketplace businesses, food service providers, government agencies, retail market owners, food producers and processors, charitable food distribution organizations, and other organizations.


Activities

Wholesale Market Research Project

The beginning stages of a wholesale market research project, led by NOFA-VT in partnership with the Aggregation and Distribution Working Group, are underway. The project team, working with consultant Rosalie Wilson, hosted a farmer forum Thursday, March 7 to gather input and feedback related to wholesale market experiences, bottlenecks, and questions that they would like addressed through the research. Click to learn more!

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Take 5 Retail Training Videos Released

Take 5 is a series of 12 local food sourcing and merchandising training videos for Vermont retail stores to help increase local food sales. They are helpful for food producers to watch as well - in order to better understand the needs of retailers, and thus more effectively sell to them.

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