Food hubs key to building business for what's locally grown

Posted: July 17, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.

A worker loads vegetables onto food washing machine, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Marolda Farm in Vineland, N.J. Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to institutions like hospitals and schools, eliminating middlemen from farm to fork. They are increasing profits for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier foods.

Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore.

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