Our staff assists with coordinating sales with the La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture program, restaurants, hotels, and public schools. We aggregate produce from many small farms to help meet the demand of our customers.
The produce is processed at the Mixing Bowl, a USDA certified commercial kitchen, at the South Valley Economic Development Center. It is then packaged to customer specifications and delivered. Most produce was still growing within two days of delivery to the customer.
Member farms are owners of the cooperative and are given one vote per farm. They vote on the election of the board of directors, prices for produce sold, direction of the organization, services provided to farms, and other important issues. We also make group purchases of seeds, irrigation supplies, season extension supplies, soil amendments, and equipment to provide savings to the farms. Technical assistance and production coordination is also provided by our staff to optimize safety, health, nutrition, profitability and customer satisfaction. We also represent the concerns and needs of our farmers to foundations, governments, neighborhoods, businesses, and investors.
Those farms interested in selling to Agri‑Cultura Cooperative Network should contact Jedrek at agriculturacooperative(at)gmail.com or 505-217-2461.