We believe that supporting a local food chain is important for many reasons, from consumer health to the global preservation. To better understand why this is an important initiative, we've defined what local means to us and also broken down how buying local food benefits consumers, local producers and grocery stores
Local food is made by small farms that use sustainable methods. This results in natural foods with real ingredients that have traveled only a few hours rather than days to make it to your table.
Buying local food means that you are supporting the community, local economy, and small farms throughout the Cincinnati and Ohio Valley area.
For Local Farmers/ Producers
Making local food on a small scale is incredibly rewarding and has one great benefit: you know where your food is coming from. Local producers come in many forms; from the urban farmer to the 100 acre tomato farm. But local producing is not big-business, and in order for the small guys to survive, they need to tell their story to more people in the area and have a way to manage getting their products into more local stores.
By partnering with Sustain Brand and bringing a bunch of local producers under one name, we can help tell their stories to big local audiences and push the local food movement forward.
For Grocery Stores/ Retailers
For grocery stores, having local food makes total sense. It supports the local community and local flavor, increases product offerings, and is something that consumers are increasingly eager to have. But how do you manage 20 different small producers? Do these small operations have a way to get the food to you? How do you even find them to begin with? So the logistical problems alone are huge.
With Sustain Brand, a grocery store can turn to us and ask for more local products and we can deliver the best we've got. We help manage the inventory and let people know with our custom in-store stands that they have one source for local food.