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Produce

A passion for fresh fruits & vegetables has driven our mission from the start; we continue to expand our produce distribution offerings, bringing delicious fresh produce from farms in Vermont and across the country.

In our long history as a leading produce distributor, we:

  • Maintain over 38 years of long standing relationships with over 200 local farmers.

  • Receive fresh produce daily - allowing us to turn over our inventory quickly to provide you the quality you deserve.

  • Specialize in sourcing your seasonal favorites to hard-to-find specialty produce from both local and worldwide markets.

 

As an experienced produce distributor, we have procured and distributed specialty produce for over 38 years, giving us the knowledge and ability to stay current on regional growing seasons. The relationships with our farmers are key to keeping our eyes on the ground. This kind of service is key in purchasing the freshest product available. As the seasons change our offerings do as well. Our chefs and retailers are always the first to know when fresh ramps and fiddleheads pop up in the spring, and when Pennsylvania peaches and late harvest strawberries are at their peak of flavor.

Every day our refrigerated trucks travel to the Boston market, where our team of knowledgeable produce brokers have already selected the finest produce available. Since the market trades in goods from all over the world, we are able to consistently distribute the many essentials of any attractive menu, as well as the more specialized items such as exotic fruits and garnishes, wild rare mushrooms, and temptingly aromatic fresh herbs.

Our climate-controlled warehouse simulates optimal produce storage conditions during periods of transition. In our six separate zones, both temperature and humidity are regulated to meet the uniqueness of each freshly picked fruit and vegetable before they go out for distribution.

 

Black River supports local agriculture in many ways.  Perhaps the most important is that they pay a good price for quality.  They also understand that raising animals can be a challenge and that farmers often have to deal with unexpected issues. Black River has always been supportive and flexible.  I always feel that we are part of a team striving to bring the best possible product to the consumer.
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