Cooperatives in Nearby Nourishment Frameworks.

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South-focal WI, 23 homesteads. Offer to top of the line eateries in Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan ... Region Food Service. Cooperation between UW, MMSD sustenance administration, ...
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Cooperatives in Local Food Systems Elisabeth Howard November 20, 2003 UW Center for Cooperatives Brown Bag Series

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Cooperatives in Local Food Systems 1. Neighborhood Food Systems 2. One Area of Research: Institutions 3. My Masters Thesis Topic

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Local Food Systems

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The biophysical and financial procedures and connections required in the creation, handling, appropriation, showcasing, utilization and transfer of sustenance.

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" Where are we then?… "

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"… We are implanted in a worldwide nourishment framework organized around a business sector economy which is equipped to the expansion of items and the pulverization of the nearby… "

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"… We are confronted with transnational agribusiness whose craving to broaden and solidify their worldwide range suggests the homogenization of our sustenance, our groups, and our scenes … "

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"… We live in a world in which we are always far off from each other and from the area, thus we are progressively less mindful to each other and to the area… "

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"… Where do we go from here?… "

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"… How would we be able to return home once more?" ( Kloppenberg, Stevenson, Hendrickson, 1996)

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"notwithstanding yield potential, monetary practicality relies on upon the accessibility of outlets for the produce, the business sector cost, and the expense of generation." (Colette & Wall, 1978)

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Farmers Markets

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

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On-Farm Markets

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Grocery Stores

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Restaurants " We endeavor to work with fixings that are developed as per their normal cycles, and are developed in their local and adjusted soils." " Our motivation is drawn from French and American cooking styles, spotlighting privately developed, natural fixings. "

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Food Service

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One region of exploration: How do ranchers offer to neighborhood organizations? (markets, eateries, sustenance administration)

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Between Farm and Institution Essential Intermediate Functions Cultivate connections Brokerage Processing Distribution Who isn\'t that right? 1. Non-Profits 2. For-Profits 3. Government Agencies 4. Cooperatives

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Red Tomato 1998, Canton, MA Act as intermediary/merchant Sell to supermarkets Goal: To "rehash nearby sustenance frameworks"

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Project Farm Fresh Start 1994, Hartford, CT Farms offer to class region nourishment administration Local wholesaler directions obtaining

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West Des Moines, IA Loffredo Fresh Produce Company Iowa Farm Bureau Dining Facility

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DOD Fresh Produce Program ( North Carolina, Kentucky, New Jersey, others) Farm-to-School Coordination between state Departments of Agriculture and US Department of Defense Use existing business sector aptitude, quality certification, and procurement and dissemination frameworks

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1997, one school region Wash, hack, pack, weigh, convey 2001, 15 school regions, 3 states

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Postville, IA, 11 individuals Sell to gathering covers, clinics, nursing homes, medicinal services offices, school region, school, eateries Online requesting Wash, process, convey

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South-focal WI, 23 ranches Sell to top of the line eateries in Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Chicago region UW sustenance administration Madison Metropolitan School District Food Service

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Collaboration between UW, MMSD nourishment administration, neighborhood ranchers, guardians, educators, group individuals Pilot venture in three Madison schools in fall of 2003 Local fixings from Home Grown Wisconsin in new menu alternatives Special occasion dinners

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Thesis Topic

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Compare Local Produce Marketing Options Farmers Markets On-Farm Markets CSA Institutions (eateries, sustenance service, supermarkets) Based On: Access Expected Returns Price Risk

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Methods Personal meetings with ranchers in south- central Wisconsin -Two unique specimens -Criteria

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Qualitative inquiries (access, methods,objectives, obstructions, reasons) Quantitative inquiries (costs & costs) using five products: carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, plate of mixed greens blend

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Simulate Model of Typical Farm - Use cost and cost data -Look at element impacts of changing certain variables (market access, hazard aversion, etc.)

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Expected Results Access to neighborhood markets will be an issue Farms use vital blend of advertising choices

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Considerations: What is "neighborhood"? Geology

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Who will locate this valuable? Agriculturists - Help in sorting out choices about production and showcasing Those who advance nearby nourishment frameworks -Are there inefficiencies or infrastructure needs that could be tended to

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