Growing the Good Food Economy: Stories from the Field

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From farm-to-plate food trucks to innovative food hubs, good food entrepreneurs are developing new businesses daily that are reimagining our food system from field to fork.

While they bring the passion and the commitment, many need financing and business assistance to translate their ideas into success in the marketplace.

Fair Food Fund is helping fill these gaps.

Meet some of the good food entrepreneurs we’ve had the honor of supporting and see how together, we’re growing the good food economy with benefits for families, farmers, and local economies.


A Place to Park
What happens when you’ve got a brilliant idea, put it into action, and then realize you need to pivot? That’s what happened with the young food entrepreneurs behind Fresh Food Generation.

Empowered by Efficiencies
How a consultant’s streamlining helped an organic farm tidy up its business (and its barn).

Creating Change and Locally-Sourced Brews in Portland, Maine
A strange intersection of events led to the success of Urban Farm Fermentory, a Portland, Maine, business that’s been producing and selling kombucha, hard cider, mead, and gruit-style beer made from Maine-sourced ingredients since 2010.

Pass the Butter
A grass-fed dairy in upstate New York gets ready to grow with consulting support from Fair Food Fund.

Connecting Farmers to Eaters — and businesses — in Maine
When the Pickup, a local food grocery delivery and wholesale distribution business in Skowhegan, Maine launched, it looked a little different than it does today.

Taking a Farmer-Focused Food Hub to the Next Level
WorldPEAS Food Hub realized it needed to re-think its business plan to get back on its feet and become financially self-sustaining. Follow its journey through Fair Food Fund’s intensive Business Boot Camp for good food entrepreneurs.

A Fresh Approach to Farm-Fresh Shopping
Five Acre Farms takes the “buy local” and meets customers where they are—the grocery store—with farm fresh, sustainably produced food.