As the internet continues to give people access to education
and information about the world around them, they’re less willing
to settle for whatever’s on the shelf. Today’s consumers want:
They have a strong personal desire to:
No need to worry about coordinating multiple farm vendors - you only deal with us.
Tired of managing food safety compliance? We handle everything so you don’t have to.
We provide branding, retail/bulk packaging, merchandising and marketing expertise.
Our team coordinates distribution, fulfillment and logistics up and down the East Coast.
Buy with confidence! Get customer service, centralized support and 100% accountability.
Over the past few decades, we’ve been fortunate to connect with some of this country’s most dedicated farming families. Through the generations, they have displayed an unyielding commitment to sustainable agriculture, conservation and land management.
To remain economically viable, they embrace crop rotation and diversification, water management solutions, soil fertility initiatives, and integrated pest/weed management systems. By partnering with Family Farmers Direct, growers are freed up to focus their time and energy on supplying the very highest quality produce.
Eating local foods is a regular habit for nearly three-fourths of the nation; only 27% of individuals surveyed consume them once a month or less. Healthy eating = healthy living!
In 2014, 87.2% of consumers regard availability of locally grown produce and other local packaged foods as “very/somewhat important”, up from 79% in 2009.
According to the National Restaurant
Association “What’s Hot” Chef Survey,
the top 3 menu trends for 2014 are:
1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
2. Locally grown produce
3. Environmental sustainability
Family Farmers Direct is a Regional Food Hub Program designed and operated by Summit Harvest, a successful produce sales and marketing company run by Craig and Doug Pallman, fourth-generation family farmers and entrepreneurs. Our main office sits squarely in the middle of Pallman Farms, a working farm originally founded by the duo’s grandfather, Dutch Pallman. In addition to Family Farmers Direct, Summit Harvest provides year-round tomato repacking and professional tomato brokerage services.