MANDELA PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION
Mandela Produce Distribution supports local, independent farmers by establishing an alternative distribution network that passes on wholesale prices to local retailers, restaurants, added-value producers, institutions, and community members.
Our partner farmers harvest using sustainable practices on farm lands with 200 miles of our Food Hub - ranging from the Central Coast (Hollister, Watsonville, Castroville, Gilroy) to the Central Valley.
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The majority of the family farms we work with are owned and operated by socially-disadvantaged farmers that produce enough to support their families, steward the soil, and leave a secure legacy for their children. Because many cannot access mainstream distribution channels, Mandela Produce Distribution works to support their financial stability by linking them to an emerging urban retail base.