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ALBA Organics (En espaņol)
ALBA Organics sells locally grown and organic
farm-fresh produce at competitive prices. Our inventory reflects
the freshest ingredients found locally and in season. ALBA
Organics has outgrown its on-farm cooler, warehouse, and
delivery infrastructure at the ALBA Rural Development Center,
near Salinas. The main office has moved to a warehouse and
cooler in Watsonville. The new location is 35 minutes north to
the Rural Development Center and will benefit farmers that have
land north of Salinas or Prunedale or northeast of Watsonville.
ALBA Organics will receive organic produce in both locations,
but shipping for customers is only from the Watsonville
Offices hours are Monday thru Friday from 8am
to 5 pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm.
Here is the new contact information:
412 Riverside Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
What makes ALBA Organics unique?
ALBA Organics also offers marketing education for
farmers on packing and sales for wholesale and retail
distribution, including food safety and quality control. ALBA Organics staff members are integral to the ALBA Farmer
Education Program and numerous other educational activities with
partners and customers.
- You will receive local, fresh, organic, and source-verified
produce with an identity.
- You will support small-scale, beginning and organic
farmers, most of whom are immigrants.
- You may request that farmers “custom grow” specific
products or produce varieties to fulfill your culinary
- We partner with schools and universities to assure that
students can visit the ALBA farms, and meet the people who
grow your food!
- When you choose to buy from ALBA Organics, you are
contributing to small farm success while also supporting
ALBA, the organization that makes it possible.
In 2002, ALBA established ALBA Organics as a licensed
produce distributor to support the sales and training needs of
beginning farmers as an essential component to their development
and success as entrepreneurs. ALBA Organics provides
farmer-vendors with vital technical assistance on crop planning,
field production, post-harvest handling/packing, as well as the
marketing for distribution to a variety of customers.
The on-farm cooler, warehouse, and delivery infrastructure of
ALBA Organics situated at the ALBA Rural Development
Center near Salinas are major assets for both the farmers and
the organization. ALBA Organics connects its customers
with the highest-quality organic product available in season,
and offers customers the opportunity to support small-scale,
limited-resource and beginning farmers, many of whom are former
farm workers, working to achieve economic success and
ALBA Organics connects its
customers with the highest-quality organic product available in
season, and offers customers the opportunity to support
small-scale, limited-resource and beginning farmers, many of
whom are former farm workers, working to achieve economic
success and sustainable livelihoods