Explore Logistical Options

If meeting volume or delivering product is a concern, you may want to look into joining a local farmer cooperative or food hub. If you have GAP food safety certification, a produce or broadline distributor may also help you deliver to multiple sites or districts. Check out the resources below to explore the ways you might connect to these logistical resources.

Food Hub Directory, USDA Ag Marketing Service

Search the USDA's directory to find a food hub operating near you. The directory includes contact information and a description of what kinds of products and services each food hub provides.

Find an Illinois Food Hub, Illinois Harvest of the Month

Explore the lists of Illinois and surrounding state food hubs below to search by state and city for a food hub offering fresh local produce near you.

FreshFarm, Creating Local Food Hub Pop Ups

Local food pop up hubs create equitable access to local foods and build local food infrastructure. The Pop Up Food Hub’s innovative model of equitable food distribution is rooted in community partnerships.

SARE, Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems

Discover a wealth of educational materials for farmers, ranchers, ag professionals, community organizers and others who are striving to reconfigure the nation's food system so more value stays in food-producing communities.

Regional Food Hubs

LEAF Food Hub Carterville, IL

DREAM Hub Inc. Elgin, IL

Illiana Ag Alliance, Martinsville, IL

Healthy Food Hub, Chicago, IL

The Fifth Season Cooperative Viroqua, WI

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative Madison, WI

Iowa Food Hub, Decorah IA

Sprout Food Hub, Little Falls MN

This Old Farm, Colfax IN