Getting local food into grocery and food service supply chains will require people who can navigate the tricky territory between smaller producers and larger buyers. The Wallace Center is pleased to present this report to food industry executives on the growth and readiness of that needed intermediary, the regional food hub.Regional food hubs are forging a new business of helping wholesale buyers and smaller farm and food businesses respond to consumer demand for local food. They are building go-to-market strategies with retailers and food service companies that are willing to innovate.Solving Local presents five examples of established regional food hubs. They are leaders in an emerging industry sector that we've been watching closely here at the Wallace Center.The report briefs industry leaders on the functions and expertise of regional food hubs. Case studies introduce five established food hubs from among a growing field of such enterprises across the country. The cases illustrate similarities and differences among food hubs, and themany ways retailers and distributors are working with them to buildsuccessful programs.