john flaim wrote:
> if any of you ever get the chance to visit a store(s)
> called fresh fields(?) in the washington d.c. area,
> please check them out.
I sold some of my produce to Fresh Fields stores in Philadelphia this past
year. It was an interesting experiance. I was really impressed by their stores
when I visted b4 the season.
But I couldn't corner the tomato market because my tomatoes were not "Jersey
Fresh". I couldn't get the sweet corn market because my corn was too high
priced- "we can get it cheaper from Georgia" was the answer. (local didn't
seem to be important in this case) Then they wanted all the pumpkins I could
give them in the fall. What surprised me was that "local" was not a high
priority with Fresh Fields. This is similar to what I"ve experianced with most
chain stores. I now sell most of my produce to "Locally" owned stores who
appreciate the "local" aspect the best.
-- Steve Groff
"Enhancing the Environment" http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/ Cedar Meadow Farm 679 Hilldale Road Holtwood, PA 17532 USA
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