Local Wholesale Produce for Foodservice Kitchens
Since 2014, The Good Acre has cultivated relationships with small, local growers. We partner with emerging growers to supply local kitchens across the Twin Cities metro area. Every purchase you make supports small growers making a difference on the land. Our network of growers cultivate diverse landscapes and grow unique varieties that promote biodiversity. Every purchase you make builds up a system where monocultures take a backseat, and diverse culture and community take the lead.
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How to Work with TGA
Think of us as a small distributor with coolers and a forklift, delivery vehicles, online ordering, and a unique selection of seasonal produce from more than 40 local growers from June into mid-winter. Hearty storage crops and value-added goods like hot sauce, kimchi and other cultured foods, tofu and urban-grown mushrooms keep our business going in the winter months when the soil is resting.
Level Up your Local Food Purchasing
Are you serving local foods occasionally – once in a while, once a month? Work with us to expand from occasional to weekly or daily local menus. We make it easy to source local foods year-round. Reach out today for menu and product planning.
TGA’s Wholesale Program Features
Full Liability Insurance
GAP/GHP Certified and Certified Organic Facility
Convenient, Weekly Refrigerated Deliveries
Pre-Season Crop Planning
Culinary Support Recipe Development Services
One Order, One Invoice & Access to 40+ Farmers & Food Makers
What Our Customers Say
“The Good Acre provides a trusted partner for Farm to School and Farm to Summer sourcing. From the everyday programs like the National School Lunch Program and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, to special events like the Midwest Great Apple Crunch, Summer Cucumber Crunch, Harvest of the Month, and MN Thursdays, TGA provides a valuable conduit to connect with producers to make our menus fun, nutritious, and local.”
Angela Richey, Nutrition Services Supervisor, Roseville Area & St. Anthony/New Brighton Schools
We work with wholesale produce buyers in many sectors, but we are especially passionate about helping to build successful farm to school programs. If you are a K-12 or early-care provider, here are some resources to help get you started.