If you never considered supplying your cooler with locally grown fresh cut product, you might want to rethink that sentiment. The summer continues to provide an abundance of locally grown products that are beaming with color and are just waiting to be used. Despite the fact that certain parts of the country are in the midst of one of the most difficult droughts since 1956 across the United States, the sources of these inspiration gems can still be found throughout the Tri-State area. Perhaps you know of a few that show up at local Farmer’s Markets in the towns you operate in. If not, we welcome you with the opportunity of making this feel good connection every week as we stock our cooler with a variety of novelty and some everyday items.
Specifically, we are partnering with several self-sustaining farms in Schenectady, Saratoga and Columbia counties for locally grown, cared for and cut flowers. There is a certain charm with being able to talk with a grower face to face as he or she unloads the fruits of their labor into our cooler. Most purchases are made today via the internet or the telephone where the human connection is difficult to make. The ability to offer large novelty sunflowers from a farm in Saratoga County has become less about finance and more about community. It allows us a glimmer of perspective on an otherwise highly impersonal and fast paced routine. It makes you want to change the name of this link in the chain to “wholesomesaler”.