Why start a Food Hub?

Quit the rat race
Photo by Dan Silver

You’re stuck in a job that’s sucking the life out of you. Ok, it pays the bills and gives you a few holidays so you can recharge your batteries just enough to remain productive.

But are you happy?

Most people aren’t. They dream about turning a hobby or the love of local food into a small business, but those 6 years of college and the 12 years of schooling before that have only trained them to be cogs in a machine.

I know. I’ve been there.

But I’m here to tell you that if you are passionate about eating quality food, you can make a nice living and you don’t even need to know how to grow so much as a tomato.

It’s called a food hub, and it’s already proving to be a beautiful way to quit the rat race and do something meaningful.

It pays the rent too.

What’s a Food Hub?

A food hub is basically someone who makes buying local food in cities easy by taking care of distribution and aggregating food from several farmers to provide a greater variety.

It goes by other names and flavours that are probably familiar to you: Co-ops, local food buying clubs, food aggregators, or food trucks.

Whatever you call them, they’re proving to be a great ticket out of corporate hell. And people are making a decent living out of it. Those with college degrees but no job prospects especially love it.

Here’s why:

  • It’s really easy.
  • There’s a growing demand for fresh clean local food.
  • You don’t need any special skills.
  • You can start small and you don’t have to quit your rent-paying job right away.
  • You don’t need a big bank account.
  • You need a laptop, phone and bicycle with little trailer (not even a car).
  • You can get an income in your first week.
  • You are your own boss, master of your own destiny.

And it’s fun. What more do you want?

Coming up, we’ll talk about how to start a food hub so you can fast-track your learning curve and avoid common first-timer mistakes.