A Model for the Midwest?

A nonprofit developer is building a 24-acre food hub in Louisville “aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system,” reports Chad Bouchard. It’s an approach that could be replicated in other Midwestern states:

“Caroline Heine, co-founder and project director of Seed Capital Kentucky, said the hub will fill key gaps in the local food system, which analysts said could have an economic impact of to up to $800 million.

“‘Right now to get access to local food, we put the burden on farmers. They have to grow the food, they have to be the logistics department and truck the food in to wherever it’s going to be distributed, they have to be marketers, they have to sell the food,’ she said. ‘It’s a lot of risk that the farmers bear.'”