Transportation Challenges

In more than three years we have planned and executed a food hub in Southeast Alaska as a way to solve the most critical challenge in order for food producers, especially vegetable farmers, to grow their operations and access larger urban markets. Here are our lessons learned regarding the challenges that transportation continues to pose for a regional food economy. While other regional studies address general transportation options, this white paper uses the food hub’s experiences as a case study to examine the specific barriers, costs, and recommendations for improving transportation options for the region’s vegetable producers.


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