215 Highway 75
Dixon, NM 87527
The store has grown significantly in recent years. We are now a medium-sized store with over 400 members and plans underway to expand our storage and refrigeration facilities. We do over a million dollars of sales annually and normally buy over $1,ooo a week in organic produce. In the Winter months much of our produce comes from Veritable Vegetable. However, during the spring and summer we work with a range of local growers. We want to continue to expand the range of local produce we offer and are always open to meeting new growers and discussing what additional items we could offer in the store.
Current Food Purchased
Supporting local growers has always been an important part of our store's mission since we opened in 2006. We work with dozens of local growers and vendors and continue to expand the range of produce and products produced locally.
We normally carry a wide range of produce and have multiple vendors for certain items. We do not have a list of specific produce items we are currently seeking. Rather, we prefer to meet with individual growers and discuss what might work best for the store (types of produce, amounts, etc.).
We are capable of buying over $1,000 in local produce per week.
We prefer that the local produce we received be washed and self-ready. We do not require any packaging or labeling.
We do not have a formal application process. Rather, we request that growers simply contact us by phone or email to set up a meeting with one of the store's managers. Once we've met, discussed what we can provide, and agreed on what the grower can supply (initially or seasonally), we can move forward quickly with purchasing and selling new produce items.
As described above, the store's requirements are relatively straightforward. Some of the growers we work with are certified organic, but that is not a requirement. However, it is important for us to know where the produce is being grown and what practices are being used. This allows us to answer questions our customers may have as well as successfully promote the range of local produce we sell. The majority of our local vendors and growers bring their product/produce to us directly at the store.
We prefer an itemized invoice from vendors at the time of sale and normally pay by check when the delivery is received.
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