New terms sneak up on me all the time. One day I am laughing at the audacity of someone putting two or three unrelated words together, and the next thing I know those words are a phrase on everyone’s lips.
“Food Hub” was like that. I believe I first heard the term less than two years ago, and now it is popping up with regularity. There is already a National Food Hub Collaboration, which includes the Wallace Center, the National Good Food Network, the National Association of Produce Market Managers, Project for Public Spaces, and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. USDA-AMS even has a food hub page.