Local food is all about connections. In order to make it convenient to buy local food, someone has to make the connections. Not only between farmers and consumers, but also between growers and restaurants, growers and processors, processors and schools. It takes a web of connections to make the system work, and by consolidating these connections to one catalog, one source, LoCo Food Distribution helps growers, processors, restaurants, institutions and grocers to tie all these ends together in a functional, convenient and friendly way.
Our family has always made it a priority to live in an environmentally conscious and community oriented way. A big part of that for us is eating locally. But piecing together local meals is not an easy task. Our milk is delivered here, veggies there, meat over in the next place. It's enough to drive one mad. And this doesn't count eating out, what our kids are served at school (on the rare occasion that we don't pack them a lunch) and trips to the grocery store to pick up what we can't get from local producers.
Similarly, we are also local business owners, having started the Lyric Cinema Cafe in 2007, we wanted to buy as much of our concessions locally as well. The story was much the same. Nothing was centralized and we ended up ordering from 10 different places and even traveling to Greeley just to get local products.
Finally, after years of running around to buy our favorite local products and talking to other like minded people about how to make all of this easier, we have decided to bite the bullet and give this business the old college try.
THE VALUE WE CREATE
By purchasing local products, each dollar is spent an average of seven more times inside our local economy. This strengthens not only the farmers and producers who make these products possible, it strengthens the entire community.
Transparent labeling makes it easy for our customers to know what they're buying and pass that information on to end-consumers. The growing demand for sustainably raised foods helps us inform our producers about what products have the most value in the market.
We develop relationships with both vendors and customers with a long-term orientation and mutual gain. We intend to stick around and that can only happen if they're successful, too.
Here at LoCo, we are passionate about our local food system. It's why we do what we do! Thank you for supporting us and supporting your local food system. It's a win-win for all!