Getting Connected with Your Local Food Suppliers, Part 4: Prepared Food Producers


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Getting Connected with Your Local Food Suppliers
Part 4: Prepared Foods

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As part of our Eat Local First program and our commitment to creating a healthy community through food security, we've created a Local Food Suppliers list to help connect our local restaurants and markets with our local farmers, food producers, and distributors. This blog post is the fourth in the series, and focuses on local producers of prepared foods. If you're not in the food business but still want to get connected to your local food sources, check out this handy post about local food markets and CSA programs.

 
Herbs
Nuts
Preserves
Dried Foods
Honey
Sauces & Salsas
Chocolates & Candies
Drinks
Organic in Practice
Non-GMO
Minimum Order?
Delivery?
Service Areas*

Alida's Fruits
Palisade | 970-434-8769
alidasfruits.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

  fruits             WS, ships nationally

Handful of Herbs
Wellington | 317-440-3276
handfulofherbs.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

Herb Butter Bunches,
Salad Bouquets
            Teas       N, FR, D

High Altitude Rhubarb
Black Forest | 719-494-8424
HighAltitudeRhubarb.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

              N, S, WS, FR, D, +
MM Local Foods
Denver | 720-235-8346
mmlocalfoods.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update
    fruits, vegetables, pickles               N, S, WS, FR, D, +

Oh Wow Gourmet Foods
Longmont | 303-883-4147
OhWowGourmetFoods.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

    fruit spreads               N, D

Osage Gardens
New Castle | 970-876-0668
osagegardens.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

                &Certified     Please contact

The Real Dill
Denver | 720-509-9059
therealdill.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

    pickles         Bloody Mary mix         N, S, WS, FR, D

Winter Park Honey
Tabernash | 855-974-6639
winterparkhoney.com
Last Updated 12/2014 | Update

                Call or e-mail for options
This is the short list of local Colorado fruit and vegetable producers. For the most complete list of Colorado food suppliers, check out this spreadsheet from the DEH's Corner Store program or head over to the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Market Maker online directory.
 *Service Areas Key: D = Denver Metro; FR = Front Range; WS = Western Slope; N = Northern Colorado; S = Southern Colorado; + = Outside Colorado

Questions to Ask Your Local Food Suppliers

It takes a lot of hard work and tough decisions to grow and raise food. We've included limited, self-reported data on the products and practices of our farmers and ranchers and we also recommend you ask some questions to make sure you're finding the best solutions for your needs.

  1. Availability: How often are products available? How much notice is required for an order?
  2. Delivery: Where can they deliver? When are deliveries made?
  3. Orders: Do they have order minimums? Are there discounts for larger orders?
  4. Payment Terms: Find out their payment terms (check, credit, etc.)
  5. Storage & Shelf Life: Do they have recommendations for keeping food fresher longer?

Local Food Tip!

Check Out the Local Food Suppliers Program Page!

Learn more about inventory planning, finding ordering sheets, and how to stay legal on the Local Food Suppliers Program page.

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