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San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Tour

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Join the CCOF Foundation on November 29 for our annual San Francisco Organic Wholesale Market Tour.

Curious about selling your organic produce to wholesale buyers? Interested in expanding your wholesale business? Join us for a tour of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market and learn what you need to deal in wholesale. This tour will address key factors in wholesale, including requirements for packing, shipping, and labeling. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to maintain organic integrity and food safety standards throughout the supply chain.

CCOF’s San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Tour is now in its ninth year! This year’s tour will include walking the docks with staff from the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, who will highlight important factors for organic producers who are interested in wholesale. We will visit several of the houses in the San Francisco Wholesale Market, talk to buyers about what they look for when buying organic produce, and go on in-depth tours of Earl’s Organic Produce and Veritable Vegetable for an inside look at some of the Bay Area’s premier organic wholesalers. The tour will cover the specialties of different organic wholesalers and provide tips on how to build long-lasting relationships with wholesale clients.

The majority of the six-hour tour will be spent walking or standing on cement, so comfortable walking shoes are a must. Your ticket includes a breakfast snack and an organic lunch.

Interested? Tour capacity is capped at 20, so register now!

We encourage participants to carpool to the tour. Please indicate if you are interested in carpooling on the registration form. We will connect people from similar geographic regions who are interested in carpooling.

This program is supported by Sambrailo Packaging.

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San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, located in the Bayview Hunters Point community, is one of the largest multi-tenanted produce wholesale and distribution facilities in the United States. The Market spans over 20 acres, including 485,000 square feet of warehouse and logistics space. The Market provides critical food infrastructure and services to wholesale and distribution businesses that store, aggregate, and distribute fresh produce to businesses across the Bay Area. As the Market invests and plans for the future of the Market, they continue to focus their efforts on increasing the impact of their programs, which include local job generation, support for local farmers and growers, and maximizing food recovery opportunities.

Earl’s Organic Produce
Earl’s Organic Produce promotes organic agriculture and a sustainable food trade while nurturing meaningful and long-term relationships with growers and customers. Earl’s Organic Produce operates on the principles of innovation, education, and superior customer service to distribute premium certified organic fruits and vegetables to their diverse customer base. As an A to Z distributor of organic fruits and vegetables, Earl’s Organic Produce carries over 475 line items at any given time within their 30,000 square foot warehouse.

Veritable Vegetable
With 44 years of dedicated experience, Veritable Vegetable (VV) distributes high quality organic produce to independent cooperatives, retailers, restaurants, schools, corporate campuses, and wholesalers. VV supports small and mid-sized organic growers by providing broader access to the marketplace and maximizing the return farmers receive for their product. Based in San Francisco, their distribution area includes California, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico. As a mission-driven company, VV uses the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges. The company is a certified B Corp and San Francisco Green Business.

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