In 2002, ALBA established a licensed produce distributor – ALBA Organics – to help participating farmers market their crops. This service is a pillar of our program as it connects beginning farmers with markets they would not otherwise be able to reach because of their size. Doing so enables beginning farmers to focus on learning other aspects of managing their new business in their initial years. In the last 5 years, ALBA Organics generated $15 million in income for our farmers.
ALBA Organics sources products from 50+ small-scale organic farmers, a combination of current ALBA farmers and program graduates. Farm-fresh strawberries top the list of ALBA products, followed by kales, chard, broccoli, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro and beets, among many others. We deliver fresh, local produce daily to institutions, wholesalers and retailers in the San Francisco Bay Area and statewide.
Why buy from ALBA Organics?