Project Description

A Crossdock Consolidation Center for Local Produce

Crossdock Consolidation Centers for fresh produce are a proposed type of local food distribution infrastructure consisting of loading docks and coolers for aggregation and storage of product. The Centers are designed as part of a food distribution network to incentivize large-scale wholesalers to purchase produce that has been consolidated from rural and remote farming communities. These two guides provide information on investment and operating costs and a spreadsheet template for determining monthly throughput and overall capacity, and a step-by step guide to determine the optimal location of a center using the open-source software package QGIS.017.

Investment and Operating Cost Estimates:
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Using QGIS to Select an Optimal Site Location:
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