Resources available to connect local growers and grocers
Recent supply chain interruptions are providing an opportunity for local producers to connect with North Dakota grocery stores to ensure residents in the state have a consistent supply of healthy foods throughout the summer. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been concerns expressed over whether grocers will be able to receive all the fresh produce they need for their customers.
The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives has partnered with the North Dakota rural grocers, the North Dakota Grocers Association and Dakota College at Bottineau Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture to bring resources and information to local growers and grocers. An informational video was created by this joint effort to show both grocers and growers alike how easy it is to collaborate, giving the growers a local outlet to sell their produce and the grocers a way to provide affordable, local produce to their customers. More information can be found at https://www.ndsmallfarms.com/ .
To view the video, visit https://www.ndsmallfarms.com/farm-to-grocery.html
For more information or media availability on this topic, contact Holly Mawby, Director of the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture, Dakota College at Bottineau at 701-681-0252 or firstname.lastname@example.org .