Food hubs: Sustainable agriculture’s missing link


Bu Nygrens, director of purchasing for Veritable VegetableDavid Mattheson PhotographyBu Nygrens, director of purchasing for Veritable Vegetable.

This is part of a series in which we’re asking what pragmatic steps we can take to make regional food systems more sustainable. Last time we spoke with organic farmer Tom Willey.

A few years ago, I bought a little share in a dairy farm so I could receive my own portion of creamy Jersey milk. Each week I’d fish a heavy Mason jar out from under a blanket of tinkling ice cubes. It was delicious, and when it went off it only got better: mixed with scalloped potatoes, salt, and onions, the fermenting milk transformed in the oven into cheesy ambrosia.

But there was a big problem with this milk: It waited for me on the other side of town. It took me a little over an hour to fetch it by car. I know because I…

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This entry was posted on February 7, 2014 by in food justice, food + ag politics, Food System, Good Food, Sustainability.

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