The Mad River Food Hub in Waitsfield, Vermont

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Mad River Food Hub publishes it’s Story

Posted on March 22nd, 2014

“Mad River Food Hub -The Research, Planning, Management, and Partnerships of a Food Hub in Vermont”.

This 53 page article includes chapters on Research, Strategic Planning, Design and Buildout and Financials. In addition there are 12 appendices that include more information on funding, permitting, floor plans, construction sequence, HACCP Plans, services pricing, equipment lists, customers and 2-years of operational & administrative expenses.

“It is my hope that this article can serve as a reference guide for those planning or already in the process of designing, creating and operating a food hub” said Robin Morris the founder of the Mad River Food Hub. “Since opening the Mad River Food Hub in 2011, we regularly receive inquiries from communities and organizations across North America with similar dreams. As a business incubator we have always answered these inquiries with enthusiasm, although they are often very time consuming.”

About the author:

In the summer of 2013 Gaby Lee interned at the Mad River Food Hub to research and author this article. At the time Gaby was a third year student at Middlebury College studying Environmental Studies and Geography. She is passionate about food that is good for the land, community and our health.


To offset the costs of this article we are requesting a payment of $30 from those who can afford it. The article is available in PDF Format and a download link will be emailed within 24 hours of purchase. Purchase Mad River Food Hub By Gaby Lee

We want to make sure everyone interested in food hubs and business incubators has access to this article, if you are unable to afford the fee please complete the contact form below and we will email you a download link.

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March 22nd, 2014 • Mad River Food Hub publishes it’s Story