913 W Alameda St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Aggregation/distribution, Co-ops, Grocery store
Current Food Purchased
La Montanita Co-op is committed to sourcing products from local farmers since they believe that local food is better tasting and is of higher quality. Additionally, La Montanita recognizes that there are many talented growers in the state, and they want to showcase their talents, in addition to supporting the local economy.
La Montanita recognizes that the growing region dictates what local producers can offer, but ideally, the following products are desired: asparagus, broccoli, more melon varieties, more hard squash varieties, green onions, more berries, more radicchio, fricassee, escarole, curly endive, edible flowers, and non-edible flowers.
Given the extensiveness of La Montanita’s purchases, an exhaustive list was not obtained. Rather, a sample of a typical weekly order is provided for a sense of scale: Green Kale: 240 bunches per week Green Cabbage: 140 lbs per week Rainbow Carrots: 48-50 bunches a week Cantaloupe: 200 lbs per week Zucchini: 350 lbs per week
Washing: Washed and bundled (if necessary) Packaging: Products must be placed in a box, which can be recycled boxed from certified California growers Labeling: Boxes must be labeled with harvest date and lot number Delivery: Products can be delivered directly to the store, and southern growers can utilize the distribution center
La Montanita requires liability insurance
Vendors get to choose how quickly they get paid. All payments are submitted to the accounting department and checks get process through them. Most vendors choose a Net 30.
If you’re a local producer, buyer, agricultural business or community member, your participation is integral to the success of The AgriGate.