Eaterprises is excited!

Eaterprises is excited!

……that its only one more sleep to Eco City Melbourne Food Forum! Kirsten will be giving a taster of all things Eaterprises and Open Food Web Foundation at tonight’s lightening talks session.  And then we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and talk and listen and generally have fun…in equal measure on Friday!   Here’s 10 things we’re particularly excited […]

Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

Posted by on March 25, 2012 in Resources | Comments Off on Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems

“As they grow, local and regional food systems create jobs and raise incomes in the areas they serve, keeping customers’ food dollars active in the local economy as farmers increase spending on inputs and equipment to meet growing demand. Local food outlets can also become catalysts for economic development in their immediate surroundings: people who shop at farmers markets are […]

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Posted by on January 21, 2012 in Resources, Services & Supports, Things We Like | Comments Off on Free food webinars and distance learning programs

Everything you could ever need to know about food systems? Incredible amount of webinars and distance learning programs on food systems (mostly free and open to the public). I love the ethos around this stuff – learn, share, learn more . .  Compiled  by Duncan Hilchey (editor in chief, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development – JAFSCD). If […]

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Imagining a Casey Food Hub

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Imagining a Casey Food Hub

The City of Casey, in Melbourne’s South-East, is uniquely positioned to explore the possibility of a Food Hub as it strives to address the needs of a rapidly expanding urban population and offer new opportunities for highly productive farms and farmers close-by. The attached scoping document explores an imagined ‘Casey Food Hub’ that could up opportunities for: Better prices and market […]

Scoping Methodology

Scoping Methodology

Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Scoping Methodology

Australian Food Hub Network projects focus on the type of interventions that are required to change the scale of activity and viability of local / regional food systems, by carefully considering infrastructure and systemic needs. We are applying thinking and knowledge around ‘food hubs’ to develop proposals that suit the place they’re in, as well as supporting others to develop […]

Case Studies – Food Hubs

Case Studies – Food Hubs

Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Food Hubs, Resources | Comments Off on Case Studies – Food Hubs

We have prepared a series of case studies to showcase different approaches and functions that can be delivered by different kinds of Food Hubs. The examples included in the attached document are shown in the image below (in bold). The document is available here: Case Studies (Food Hub – Sept 2011) Resources developed by Eaterprises and our partners are made […]