Hope Collaborative Local Food Hub Feasibility Study - Producer Survey
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14. Would you enter or increase your participation in the wholesale market if certain barriers were removed or conditions met? If so, which barriers/conditions? Please describe below.
Yes
No
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15a. Please indicate the significance of the following possible barriers in preventing you from entering or increasing participation in the wholesale market (Note that this question continues in 15b and 15c below).

 Not at all Significant    Extremely Significant 
Knowledge about how to successfully grow certain specialty crops
Knowledge about what to grow
Risk of not selling what you grow
Marketing: finding and/or negotiating with customers
Lack of commitment from buyers
Knowledge about post-harvest handling (cooling, washing, grading, packing)
Capacity for post-harvest handling (cooling, washing, grading, packing)
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15b. (Continued from above) Please indicate the significance of the following possible barriers in preventing you from entering or increasing participation in the wholesale market.
 
 Not at all Significant    Extremely Significant 
Knowledge about food safety requirements
Meeting food safety requirements
Cost of GAP certification
Liability insurance costs
Availability of suitable land
Affordability of land
Availability of labor
Management skill for running a larger operation
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15c. (Continued from above) Please indicate the significance of the following possible barriers in preventing you from entering or increasing participation in the wholesale market.
 Not at all Significant    Extremely Significant 
Concerns about fair pricing
Cost of delivering product
Delivery range and logistics
Lack of processing capacity
Satisfied with the way things are
Other: Please Describe Below
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16. What ideas do you have for addressing some of these barriers?
 

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17. What is your level of interest in selling wholesale produce into a food hub serving Oakland and the Bay Area that aggregates, markets and possibly processes and distributes specialty crops? Please comment below.
Extremely Interested
Very Interested
Somewhat Interested
Not Very Interested
Not at All Interested
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