While the farm-to-table movement is underway across the country, one challenge remains in most places: finding a price that works for farmers and buyers. This study highlights eight food service businesses that have made this work, and offers a new tool for calculating the real price difference when buying local.Learn more >
A native of Bristol, Virginia, Williams recently joined SCALE, Inc as Director of Research to both undertake and manage the research component of the business' consulting work.Learn more >
The study examined the potential for a food hub in northeastern Kansas, with particular attention to how it might impact small to mid-size farmers in the 16 county region just west of Kansas City.Learn more >
SCALE's work with Heifer Project in western North Carolina and the Arkansas Delta includes farmer training and TA, increasing markets for small farmers, and building a long term strategy for rural economic development.Learn more >
Working closely with the Corbin Hill Team, SCALE helped them refine their business plan, focus their strategy and strengthen their efforts to increase food access for some of New York's most vulnerable communities.Learn more >
Growing out of both the success of farmers markets and this growing criticism related to their affordability, SCALE, Inc undertook a survey and analysis of farmers markets in six states in Appalachia and the Southeast during the months of September and October, 2011.Learn more >
“Economies, Communities and Love: Renewing the American Dream from the Ground Up?” launched Virginia Tech’s Community Voices series. Renowned author, David Korten, said “This may be the best piece I’ve seen on local living economies. This is great for community education. Watch it, share it, use it.”Learn more >
There‘s no more hopeful movement in the United States than the drive towards local food, and with it strong regional economies. As he has been for so many years, Anthony Flaccavento is at the forefront of this movement; if SCALE can go to scale, we‘ll all be the better for it.— Bill McKibben Author of Deep Economy, founder of 350.org, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
Meet Anthony Flaccavento, the man behind SCALE, and see how Anthony is walking the walk.
See how SCALE develops your food networks, businesses, organic farms, and local economies.
Get the scoop on featured client projects. See how SCALE is Sequestering Carbon and Accelerating Local Economies.
Check out some of the video clips, sound bites, interviews, and how-to's developed and released by SCALE.