Baldwin Local/Regional Food Distribution Project
Posted December 2008
Launched in January 2008, the Baldwin Local/Regional Food Distribution Project aims to develop a regional distribution system that can provide many different kinds of Wisconsin farmers with the means to deliver their products to high-volume markets. During the spring of 2008, we began a series of interviews with a dozen mid-scale growers and distributors as well as many entrepreneurs active in local food distribution networks in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. The interviews sought to identify business models, distribution strategies, best practices and common barriers associated with scaling-up local food distribution. We are currently in the process of synthesizing these case studies, which will soon be available on the CIAS website.