Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey

Author(s): Micaela Fischer, Mike Hamm, Rich Pirog, John Fisk, Jeff Farbman & Stacia Kiraly

Publication date: September 19, 2013

In early 2013, CRFS and the Wallace Center at Winrock International conducted the National Food Hub Survey to identify economic growth trends for food hubs across the nation and monitor changes in services offered and the variety of customers served by food hubs.  Researchers also sought to:

  1. Help shape national understanding of food hubs and inform future policy and program initiatives
  2. Gain greater exposure for food hubs nationally
  3. Inform new potential relationships between food hubs and investors, grant makers and other food hubs looking to find success.


The 2013 National Food Hub Survey represents one of the most comprehensive data sets on food hub operations to date and details findings on topics such as the financial state of food hubs, the numbers and types of farmers and ranchers that they work with, and the types of customers they serve.

For more information on the project, see the National Food Hub Survey page.

Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey