Distributors: Connecting the Farm to the Market
It's a rare farmer that can both raise and distribute his own crops. Most farmers depend upon a middleman to get the products to market. Distributors serve a critical role in the produce Chain of Custody, connecting the food grown by farmers to the retail outlets patronized by consumers.
Distributors purchase produce from many farmers and then distribute to wholesale clients that can range from large grocery chains to small markets; from white-tablecloth restaurants to large institutional kitchens.
We are pleased that the following distributors participated in this Rutgers Cooperative Extension Pilot Distribution and Merchandising Program. All of them agreed to work with growers that followed the guidelines in the Quality Assurance Statement, promising consumers and receivers consistent, dependable quality products.
Guarino Sons, Inc.
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