Local Economy and Food

Organizations and resources related to building the local food economy


The Role of Food Hubs in Local Food Marketing
A new report from the USDA

Economic Development

Community Food Enterprise Report
Includes 24 case studies of successful community food enterprises with analysis of factors contributing to success

Economic and Community Development Outcomes of Healthy Food Retail
This report offers real numbers and examples to support the claim that healthy food retail can contribute to a local economy from innovations like corner store and bodega conversions, urban agriculture, farmer’s markets, and redemption of federal benefits such as SNAP and WIC.

Round the Bend Farm
Working farm and learning center, in SouthCoast region of MA. It has a vision of a community of growers, educators, and social entrepreneurs supporting themselves through food and farming businesses, and nurturing the public with real food and place-based education.


The Carrot Project 
The Carrot Project fosters a sustainable, diverse food system by supporting small and midsized farms and farm-related businesses through expanding accessible financing and increasing farm operations’ ability to use it to build successful, ecologically and financially sustainable businesses.