[Market-farming] Request for quote :)
mikerock at mhtc.net
Fri Apr 8 23:48:33 EDT 2011
I just received this shopping list from a Polish restaurant in Chicago.
How does one supply this with organic or 'responsibly' grown produce.
Obviously I cannot meet her needs for much of this from here in the
north (SW Wisconsin). A case of leeks per week? Yikes.... And this is
only ONE restaurant that needs supplies. This is a real eye opener to
me. The reality of large scale warehousing, California supply chains,
shipping and logistics all come into rather terrifying focus.
Here is her list:
"Leeks case each week from May through October, then one case every other
Carrot 40 pounds a week, may through October then every other week
Zuchinni 20 pounds a week, may through October
Potatoes 40 pounds a week
Onions 20 pounds a week
Spinach, case per week, more during May through October
Mixed greens a case a week
Also I go through a lot of rhubarb, blueberries, cranberries, and apples all
year round, I take the cranberries and blueberries and freeze them.
Hope that helps"
This is way beyond farmers market type stuff, and is the day to day
reality of vegetable supply.
I hope this becomes an interesting topic for discussion.
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