LOCAL FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE
"I use Savor the Local because I get fresh, local produce, which has better nutritional value and flavor. It supports my restaurant's seasonal dining approach. I appreciate Colleen's personal attention, her enthusiasm and her commitment to local farmers and businesses.
The execution is spot-on!"
Chef Soerke Peters
Pacific Grove, CA
ABOUT SAVOR THE LOCAL
Savor the Local works with a variety of small farms to deliver harvested-to-order organically grown produce to local chefs. Colleen Logan, the director, helps chefs source amazingly fresh, chemical and pesticide-free local and sustainable produce. She also provides excellent personal service, which includes quality control for the best product, tracking down requested items and even having farmers grow to order.
What makes Savor the Local's business model unique is that most of the farms items are not available elsewhere in the Monterey area. The list of produce and farmers is comprehensive, and the mark-up is minimal to help not only the farms, but make it accessible to chefs.
Colleen Logan started Savor the Local because she saw a need in the community.
“I got started because I wanted to make local food more available in the Monterey Peninsula, and I was running a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture network),” she says. “Talking with a chef, he expressed interest in getting access to small farms, so we concocted the idea of connecting small farms to chefs.”
“I am passionate about what I do. I love supporting chefs who cook with local ingredients that are in season and I enjoy the challenge of bringing interesting and unique items for daily cooking or special occasions,” she says. “I am proud of the fact that the produce is harvested to order and delivered just in time. 95% of what I deliver was harvested that day or the day before. I directly help small farms thrive, by letting them set the prices, the minimum for each item and working with their schedules and means of communication. I also really enjoy the personal relationships I have with each farm and some amazing local chefs.”
Colleen Logan Owner and Operator of Savor the Local