Selling large quantities of produce to buyers over a large area can be a challenge for any one farm. And many small farms lack the vehicles, time and manpower to drive their goods all over the Bay Area.
Enter wholesale distribution. These companies buy from producers around the region and sell them onwards to chefs, retailers and institutions. They handle the logistics so that farmers can focus on the growing.
- FEED Sonoma, Petaluma CA, 707-508-7702
- Marin-Sonoma Produce, Petaluma CA, 707-773-2211
- Veritable Vegetable, San Francisco CA, 415-641-3500
- Mendo Lake Food Hub, Ukiah CA, 707-467-3238
If you’re a farmer considering selling wholesale, check out UC’s Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (UCSAREP) page on How to Sell Produce Wholesale. It’s loaded with tips and practical resources to help with pricing and packing for distribution.
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