SUPPORTING OUR FARMERS

Small Farmers Distribution Network

 
 

In collaboration with New North Florida Cooperative, Small Farmer’s Distribution Network is a producer-driven aggregator, marketer, processor, and distributor of a limited line of fresh, chopped vegetables from small-scale limited resource and historically disadvantaged farmers.

Our goal is to bring small farmers together with local schools in order to provide healthy meals for students, and to give farmers a viable market for their products.

By focusing on a few signature crops not handled by broad-line foodservice distributors, we have built a reputation for quality and dependability. Our primary market is the growing number of schools interested in local, fresh, healthy food for school lunches and other meals.

SIGNATURE CROPS

  • Collard Greens

  • Turnips

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Butternut Squash

  • Sweet Corn

  • Green Beans

  • Blackberries

  • Satsuma Oranges

  • Muscadine Grapes

  • Watermelons

3 WAYS TO HELP FARMERS:

  • Trainings on how to successfully grow produce for schools

  • Processing vegetables from the farmers in our Marianna, FL facility where we cut, wash, and packaged them.

  • Distributing packaged goods to schools where they are easily prepared and served for students.

 
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Locally-grown collard greens served as a part of the Thanksgiving Meal at Live Oak Elementary in 2018.

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Locally-Grown Collard Greens being delivered to Dougherty County Schools.