[Market-farming] Request for quote :)
mikerock at mhtc.net
Sat Apr 9 07:25:49 EDT 2011
Within a few minutes of my posting I got a suggestion to contact these
It looks like there is just such a service as my quote requester needs,
at least for part of the season. And they are less than thirty miles
Mike Rock wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
> Most respectfully,
> Mike Rock
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