NC State Extension

Distribution & Aggregation

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North Carolina Resources

  • NC Local Food Infrastructure Inventory
    A mapped inventory of businesses that serve as intermediary steps in local food supply chains. This includes fresh produce wholesaler/ distributorsfood hubs, value-added processors, multi-farm CSA’s, community kitchens, incubator farms, and cold storage locations.
  • Postharvest Resources
    Includes Extension publications on cooling and handling of various commodities, information on various cooling technologies, and links to other post-harvest publications.

National Resources

  • Moving Food Along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution
    “This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products.” Adam Diamond and James Barham, USDA/AMS, March 2012.
  • Networking Across the Supply Chain: Transportation Innovations in Local and Regional Food Systems – Summary of the Networking Across the Supply Chain (NASC) conference that “served as the venue to accomplish the objectives of fostering information exchange, networking, and collaboration between the participants of the food supply chain. This report presents the conference overview with its key themes and findings as well as emergent strategies and innovative solutions to help bring regional food to regional markets.”

Primary Contact:
Rebecca Dunning
Project and Research Coordinator
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
NC Growing Together


Written By

Photo of Joanna LelekacsJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager (919) 515-1195 joanna_lelekacs@ncsu.eduANR/CRD - NC State University

Contributing Specialist

John O'SullivanDirector, Center for Environmental Farming Systems (NCATSU) (336) 285-4683 johno@ncat.eduNC A&T Personnel - NC State University
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