The Good Food Loop is a new kind of not-for-profit wholesaler connecting sustainable producers with like-minded business customers. We help smaller scale agroecological producers reach new local and regional wholesale and retail markets for their produce, such as online food hubs, shops, veg box schemes, cafés and restaurants.
In turn, wholesale customers benefit from weekly access to a wide range of local, sustainable produce, and speciality and seasonal food and drink from across the South West region. Watch our ‘Connecting up the Dots’ film and read on to find out more about the Good Food Loop.
HOW THE LOOP WORKS
Wholesale customers can order a range of fresh produce online each week, including vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, breads, preserves, ferments, animal feed and more. There’s no minimum order and customers can order from multiple producers and receive everything in one single delivery.
We work to weekly order cycles, meaning we take orders for 5 days, and close orders for 2 days whilst producers prepare their orders and the Good Food Loop delivers them to customers’ doors or a convenient collection point.
Producers list their stock each week according to availability and the seasons. Orders are harvested or made to order, ensuring high quality, fresh produce, and no waste.
Producers set their own prices for the produce they sell, and the we charge customers a flat rate of 10% of the order value to cover our distribution costs. Being not-for-profit, the Good Food Loop can keep costs to a minimum with any surplus ploughed back into growing a more resilient and abundant South West food network.