Hope everyone is well. I’m part of Roscommon Produce Network, a collective of local producers selling their produce in Roscommon.
Criteria for allowing new suppliers to join has been a discussion within our group since it began, and we’d love to hear how other groups/hubs created their criteria or came to some kind of consensus around this.
Ideally, for some of the group producers would only sell local, organic produce, for some existing members the criteria seems a little rigid and limits options with home baking for example. Although the ingredients are not local or organic, the product is made locally. We are exploring the possibility of buying organic ingredients like flour and sugar wholesale as a solution…
Any thoughts or ideas on this would be most welcome!
Thanks in advance!