“Can I choose the local farm my produce comes from when I place my order?”
As local products become more readily available, this question comes up routinely from our produce purchasing customers. We like to keep produce moving to guarantee peak freshness; in between the time we pick up produce from a partnering grower and deliver it to fulfill a customer order, that produce spends a short time in our temperature controlled warehouse. Sean Buchanan, President of Black River Produce, explained this process during a tour of our warehouse last year with a group from Farm to Institution: New England. You can find their impressions from their tour on their blog.