Food Community Map

La Montanita Co-op

La Montanita Co-op
La Montanita Co-op, established in 1976, is New Mexico’s largest community-owned natural foods market. Since opening, the Co-op has grown to 17,000 families owning six stores in Albuquerque, Gallup and Santa Fe. All locations are open to the public; a membership is not required to shop. The Co-op offers local produce, prepared lunches, gifts, bulk foods, meats, cheeses and body care products.
La Montanita Co-op

Location
913 W Alameda St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Contact
Jennifer Knapp
Jennifer.knapp@lamontanita.coop
(505) 984-2852
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Type
Aggregation/distribution, Co-ops, Grocery store

Purchase Capabilities
Medium

Current Food Purchased

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Carrots
  • Chile
  • Extensive additional produce
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
About

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.

Would Like to Purchase

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.

Purchase Volume

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

Product Requirements

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

Vendor Requirements

La Montanita requires liability insurance

Payment Process

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.

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