[Market-farming] Request for quote :)

Mike Rock 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 
folks.  http://www.greenandgreenfarms.com/about-us.htm

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 
from me.

Mike

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
> week
> 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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