We buy local and regional produce whenever possible,
but did you know our entire produce department is 100% organic?
Many of our beautiful vegetables come from certified organic local farms such as the Vegetable Ranch, Kearsarge Gore Farm, Good Earth Farm, and Shaker Organic Gardens, all just a short jaunt from the Co-op. Strawberries come from Earthbound Farm when in season and organic greens come from Generation Farm in Concord. Brookford Farm in Canterbury supplies vegetables as well as numerous dairy products. We also enjoy herbs, fruit, and vegetables from our neighbors at Black River Produce and Long Wind Farms in Vermont. We also carry specialty items such as Micro Mama’s local and organic fermented vegetables made in Weare.
Our sister store in New London offers seasonal local produce from Muster Field Farm in Sutton, and from other local vendors whenever possible. The selection varies from season to season but we are happy to support our local farmers and provide quality produce to our local community.
These are just a few of our many local and regional growers. Our produce department is one of our crowning glories. Want to know more about our farmers? Click here for an inside look. Not sure how to store your fresh produce once you get it home? Click here for a handy guide on storing fresh produce to reduce waste.
2017 Clean Fifteen: Sweet Corn, Avocados, Pineapples, Cabbage, Onions, Sweet Peas (frozen), Papayas, Asparagus, Mangos, Eggplant, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, Grapefruit
Patrick Gale, Produce Manager
Patrick is a New Hampshire native who started working with produce in 2008 when he and some friends started a farm and community garden on the seacoast of NH. Now, after working on the production end of produce and getting to know the local farming community, Pat has decided to join us here at the Co-op! When not at the Co-op or spending time with his daughter, Nora, Pat makes his way around New England doing comedy, playing music in the band “Sensitive Men”, and telling stories.