Worcester County ranks as the most agricultural county in Massachusetts, with some 1,560 farms, one-fifth of all the farms statewide. The Food Hub works to get this food into the hands of the people that need it the most, by forming relationships with local farmers and distributing their food to schools, universities, health care facilities, markets, and restaurants.
On average, farmers in the United States keep only 15 cents of every food dollar. By working with the Food Hub, that ratio is virtually flipped so that the farmer keeps a much larger portion of each dollar spent on food. The farmer can focus on production while the Food Hub focuses on marketing and distribution.
As sales manager for the Food Hub, Susannah Hinman journeyed back home to Massachusetts where she grew up in Seekonk after serving in a variety of wholesale foods and restaurant experiences in Charlotte, North Carolina and farming stints in Vermont after attending Emerson College.
“Going into organic farming in Vermont shaped my passion to be part of the food industry,” says Hinman. “My mission here is to support the local food economy.”
For more information, contact Susannah at: firstname.lastname@example.org