Locally Sourced


Why local?

Locally-grown fruits and vegetables taste better and are better for you. Whenever possible, Seashore opts to purchase from local growers. Local commodities are grown in proximity to a distribution center which allows them the time to be tree or vine-ripened. Additionally, when commodities are picked at their peak of ripeness, more of their vitamins, mineral, and phytochemicals are retained.

We also believe in supporting local, independently-owned growers. To further our commitment to our local community, we are a part of a national sustainability program—Greener Fields Together. By pulling resources with the other members of PRO*ACT, we are able to offer local growers food safety education. In 2015 Greener Fields Together launched its grant program Cultivating Change and awarded $60,000 to small, independent growers.  If you’re interested in getting involved or just want more information, contact us directly or visit greenerfieldstogether.org.


Local Availability

We communicate our locally-sourced availability weekly during peak season. Please keep in mind that availability is subject to changes in growing conditions and that some items may require advance notice for us to source. To help us better serve you, please utilize our menu planner and reach out to your sales representative with any questions.

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Local Menu Planner

Use this as a guide, but remember to reach out to your sales representative before publishing your menu.

Current Month: September
  • Apples
  • Beans, Green
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages (various)
  • Cantaloupes
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants (early)
  • Endive
  • Escarole
  • Herbs
  • Lettuce, Hydro Bib
  • Microgreens
  • Mushrooms
  • Peaches (early)
  • Peppers, Bell
  • Peppers, Chili
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Squash, Hard
  • Squash, Summer
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
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Local Partners

Learn more about our local partners.

Frecon Farms

Boyertown, PA

For 65+ years the Frecon family farm has been a labor of love, focused on providing Boyertown, PA and the surrounding area with fresh fruit to enjoy with the ones they love.

Richard S. Frecon came to the United States and worked a serious of jobs before landing a produce in-spections job in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 1944 he settled in Bucks County and purchased Boyertown Fruit Farms in the Apple Basket of the East. Richard established Frecon Orchards focusing on apple and peach production, revolutionizing packing procedures and growing practices. He and his wife Martha raised 6 children, all of whom have worked for the family business throughout the years. Richard’s mother Mary started a small roadside stand in 1951 selling directly to travelers and passersby. Over the years, this small roadside stand grew into one of eastern Pennsylvania’s first full service retail farm markets.

In 2005 Hank and Steve Frecon and their long-time friend Chris Adukaitis launched their website and Frecon’s Pick Your Own; attracting visitors from all over the tri-state area. They bought Frecon Orchards Outlet and changed the name to Frecon Farms. Today, they continue to pursue retail opportunity and have grown the PYO business with a series of events throughout the year.

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Commodities:

Apples

PA Preferred

Hudson River Fruit

New York

Hudson River Fruit Distributers was established in 1963 by Isadore “Izzy” Albinder and his son Harold. Izzy first entered the apple business back in 1932 after emigrating from Russia. He saw an opportunity to broker apples, so he purchased a purchased a push cart and sold apples in the streets of Brooklyn. A time came when Izzy had trouble finding apples of high enough quality. He decided to venture up to the Hudson Valley, and began fostering relationships with apple growers, some of whom they still work with today.

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Commodities:

Apples


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Grab Apples

Grab Apples are made from the highest-quality Fuji, Gala, Empire, and Granny Smith apples—grown and sliced in New York by Champlain Valley Specialty Company. The slices are preserved with vitamin C and calcium and stay fresh for 3 weeks.

These pre-sliced, portioned, ready-to-eat apples are the perfect healthy snack for school lunches and kids’ menus.

 

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Commodities:

Apples

Greater Tater

Wayland, NY

Located in Wayland, New York: Greater Tater is a grower and foodservice supplier of premium-quality fingerling, marble, and frying potatoes.

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Commodities:

Fingerling Potatoes

Pee Wee Potatoes

Circle M Farms

Salem, NJ

Santo John Maccherone of Circle M— his fourth generation family farm prides himself on his fresh, sweet, handpicked, and carefully packed peaches, nectarines, and plums.

Circle M’s orchards are tended with care and attention; and their fruit is left on the tree to ripen naturally until they reach their optimum sweetness. Then they are picked by hand, taste-tested to ensure quality, and packed gently into boxes for shipping for a longer shelf-life.

Circle M’s peaches and nectarines are known for their sweetness and luscious color. They look as good as they taste.

You can enjoy Jersey Fresh peaches and plums all year with Circle M’s peach and plum ciders, peach salsa, plum jam, and peach bar-b-que sauce.

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Commodities:

Peaches

Plums

Cider, Jam, Salsa, etc.

Jersey Fresh

Huntsinger Farms

Hegins, PA

Elvin Huntsinger started Huntsinger Farms, Inc. in 1921. The family farm is currently being operated by his daughter Ruth Terwilliger, son-in-law Alan Terwilliger, and his three grandsons John, Stephen, and Neil Terwilliger. Elvin was an innovator in the field of potato growing and packing. He was one of the first to pack potatoes in poly bags in the late 1950s.

Huntsinger Farms is located in Hegins, Pennsylvania where they grow 80 acres of red, white, and golden potato varieties. They also produce potatoes in the fertile muck land around Sodus, New York. They plant, grow, harvest, store, sort, and pack potatoes differently than most American potato operations. They have adopted technology from European agricultural practices to maximize the quality of their finished product.

Huntsinger’s Mission Statement: To provide the consumer a safe and high quality potato product by utilizing sound agricultural and business practices.

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Commodities:
  • 0448 RED “A” POTATOES
    0450 RED “B” POTATOES
    0451 RED “C” POTATOES
    Round with smooth thin skin, white flesh, and a mildly sweet flavor. Their waxy texture stays firm when cooked, making them ideal for potato salads, soups, or stews. Or mashed. Or anything really!
  • 0460 WHITE “B” POTATOES
    0461 WHITE “C” POTATOES
    Round or oblong in shape with light tan skin, light flesh, and a slightly sweet flavor. Their delicate skin adds just the right amount of texture to mashed potatoes with no peeling needed.
  • 0465 YUKON GOLD “A” POTATOES
    0466 YUKON GOLD “B” POTATOES
    0467 YUKON GOLD “C” POTATOES
    These golden gems are round with yellow skin and flesh with a subtle rich, creamy flavor. Their naturally smooth texture works wonderful for roasting, mashing, or baking.
PA Preferred Greener Fields Together

Martin’s Quality Eggs

Lititz, PA

Martin’s Quality Eggs was founded in 1963 by Lester Martin and his father Ellis. They started out selling eggs from local farms in Lancaster County, and they continue to sell quality farm fresh eggs. With a good quality business foundation, the business has grown to include the 3rd and 4th generations. Martin’s recently moved to a new facility, where they operate their state of the art equipment to wash and grade the farm fresh eggs. The family business is well known for their dependable service and competitive prices. Their customers have come to depend on the fresh eggs with grade “AA” diner quality for the best breakfasts. To keep in step and extend their markets, they offer a full line of egg products and a partial line of dairy products. The egg products come as pasteurized liquid or frozen eggs, and ready-to-serve hard cooked eggs.

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Commodities:

Eggs

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Liquid Eggs

PA Preferred
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