Our Purchasing Ethos
Below is a list of the criteria by which we purchase food for Rolling Grocer 19:
A mix of organically and conventionally grown (80% / 20% ratio, respectively)
Free of genetically modified organisms
Free of high fructose corn syrup
Emphasis on locally-sourced
Rolling Grocer 19 (RG19) is a year round, full-service grocery store on wheels serving Hudson and the broader Columbia County.
RG19 represents a community-driven response to the immediate challenges of a food- and economically-insecure environment that currently exists in the county. Inhabiting a renovated 16’ trailer, the mobile store offers a wide range of wholesome products, including fresh produce, dairy, bread, grains, meat, seafood, non-perishables, toiletries and other miscellaneous products.
Our intention is to provide convenient, quality food for all -- no matter the income level -- with a priority placed on low-income residents. Food on the trailer is made affordable through a fair pricing system, similar to sliding scale (see Fair Pricing System for more details). At the same time, the mobile store provides an additional wholesale market for producers, prioritizing sourcing from local environmentally-conscious farmers and distributors, and therefore supporting the direct reinvestment of local spending back into community businesses.
Because there are 19 townships in Columbia County. In the spring of 2019, we aim to service another town in the county. Stay tuned for details…
Where our food comes from:
Farmers + Producers
Bee Hollow Farm and Apiary | Dog Wood Farm | Farm at Miller's Crossing | Hawthorne Valley Farm | Ironwood Farm | Kinderhook Farm | Love Apple Farm | Northwind Farm | Perianth Farm | Random Harvest | Sea to Table | Sparrowbush Farm + Bread
Distributors + Wholesalers
United Natural Foods | Albert’s Organics
Photo: Darryl Gangloff for the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation