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Guidelines for Selling Produce to Common Ground Food Co-op


Schedule deliveries with the Produce Manager or Produce Buyer at least 24 hours in advance.  Deliveries are generally accepted Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.

We ask that your deliveries contain only the items and quantities that have been ordered.  Please confirm any substitutions with the produce department before delivery.  

Deliveries must be received by the produce department and the invoice signed by a staff member in the produce department.



Provide an invoice for all deliveries.  Having invoices that are easy to read and include a few key pieces of information will help us pay you for your goods in a timely fashion. 

Please be sure to include:

  • invoice number or serial number for tracking

  • farm name, address, and phone number

  • date of delivery

  • fully extended pricing for each item (quantity, cost per unit, and total price for that item on this delivery)



Please use clean, food-safe boxes that are in good working order. Boxes must have tops/lids so they can be stacked. Boxes previously used for non-food items are not acceptable. Waxed and cardboard boxes for reuse are available to our growers.  Ask the Produce Manager for details.

Delicate produce (like tomatoes) needs to be layered in the case. Wet produce (i.e., lettuce) should be delivered in closed waxed boxes.

If you use any plastic bags please be sure they are new or like new (and used previously with organic produce only).  

Please accurately weigh or count, size and clean your produce when packaging for delivery.

Label all boxes before delivery with delivery date, product, and farm name.


Farm Practices

We must have an up-to-date copy of your completed Farm Practices Questionnaire (included below) on file in order to purchase produce.

If you are supplying us with certified organic produce you must be in compliance with state and federal laws and provide us with up-to-date copies of third party certification to keep on file.