“Let us be small”: A case study on the necessity for intentionally small producers

  • Alexandria G. Huber University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Keywords: Local Producers, Food System Resilience, Small-Scale Farm, COVID-19, Pandemic, Dairy

Abstract

Ran-Lew Dairy quickly adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many grocers suddenly faced shortages due to disruptions in their supply chains. Ran-Lew expanded into the direct retail market and increased its in-store sales to stay viable. Due to its small scale, vertical integration, and community connections, it was able to pivot models and react rapidly to the changing needs of its community. This case study highlights the importance of small-scale producers in developing food system resilience.

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Author Biography

Alexandria G. Huber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Graduate Student, Department of Public Policy

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Published
2020-12-16
How to Cite
Huber, A. (2020). “Let us be small”: A case study on the necessity for intentionally small producers. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(1), 269–272. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.101.032
Section
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System