In 2022, Essex Food Hub began focusing on Farm to Institution growth- building our aggregation, order management, and distribution for wholesale customers- with three main goals in mind:
1. Supporting local producers, by helping them access markets, reduce the administrative burden related to orders and distribution management, and free up resources to invest in their business.
2. Making it easier for institutions to access local foods, by providing a streamlined avenue to shop from multiple vendors with a single online order, pay with a single invoice, and receive it in a single delivery; and
3. Increasing access to local foods in our communities, by bringing more local food to more people.
Together, these three goals strengthen our local food system, our rural economy, and the public health of our communities.
Today, we are proud to offer the region's only online ordering platform selling wholesale products from various local producers with weekly distribution throughout the North Country, Capital Region, and even NYC.
As a regional wholesale distributor, Essex Food Hub connects our local farms to our communities, reaching people through institutions such as schools, hospitals, food pantries, restaurants, mutual aid partnerships and more!