PURCHASE, NY –The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is pleased to announce that a diverse assortment of farm fresh local produce from 72 area farms is now available at all Stop & Shop stores. While customers can find many local products in Stop & Shop stores throughout the year, the summer months bring “in season” produce items from a nearby farm. Among the local produce items currently in season and available at Stop & Shop are tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, lettuces, peppers, cabbage, beans, berries and many varieties of squash.
“Stop & Shop is proud to offer our customers a variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of freshness and packed by hand nearby, “said Patrick Buonarota, Director of Produce for Stop & Shop New York Metro Division. “We embrace our responsibility to support the local economy by offering the widest selection of locally grown products possible.”
For customers who want to know more, inspirational “Buy Local” features can be found on Stop & Shop’s website, including videos, recipes and a list of local growers. Plus, back by popular-demand, all Stop & Shop stores will feature a fun, interactive cutout in the produce department where customers are encouraged to take a “farm fresh selfie.”
Stop & Shop has been a leader in the buy local movement for many years, supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where Stop & Shop stores operate.