LOCAL FRESH ORGANIC PRODUCE
I love using Savor the Local - the business helps me get produce from small, organic farms. Savor the Local makes my life easier and the in-season only list inspires me and keeps me cooking within my community! The foundation to any meal is great ingredients!
Chef Gus Trejo
HOME DELIVERY THREE DAYS/WEEK
Savor the Local offers home delivery to residents of Seaside, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Carmel Valley.
Now is your chance to get your hands on restaurant quality locally grown organic produce. This the same produce local chefs use in restaurants such as
La Bicyclette, Carmel
Mezzaluna, Pacific Grove
Sierra Mar (Post Ranch), Big Sur
Big Sur Bakery, Big Sur
Dream Inn, Santa Cruz
and many more...
Home delivery for a Mystery (produce) box is $50 (home delivery) or $43 (pick up from a specific location). The box contains a large amount of produce ranging from herbs to greens to vegetables you can cook, such as squash. Mariquita Farm packs the box at the farm with the best of the harvest that day.
Add-ons include the following (and more!)
If you need some inspiration with what to prepare with the contents of your box local Mariquita farm has a great info page that can help. https://mariquita.com/
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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