It’s a big week for Big Stone Garlic! After over a year of planning and preparing the first delivery for the Backhaul Project went out from Bonnie’s Hometown Grocery on 9/4!!
The Backhaul Project is a collaborative effort with the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships(RSDP). The pivot point of this project is a grant titled “Connecting Small and Medium-Sized Farms to Existing Wholesale Markets through Backhauling from Rural Grocery Stores”.
Here is how the project works: Bonnie’s Hometown Market in Clinton, MN gets a delivery from her wholesaler. After the delivery is complete at Bonnie’s there is open space on the delivery truck. Big Stone Garlic drops off garlic prepared for sale to Bonnie’s at the time of her wholesale delivery to get the garlic on the delivery truck back to the warehouse and then distributed to groceries in the area. Big Stone Garlic will be available this week in many grocery stores in the 5 State Area!!!