Producer Profile: MM Local
What is MMLocal all about?
We are trying to bring that authenticity of a farmers’ market into the grocery store. A farmer’s market is very different from what a grocery store [normally] provides. We are a brand that is helping farmers grow with the goal to get our products out to more people. Majority of food grown by large corporations rather than family farms. We hope that our brand gives voice to small family farms.
Why do you focus on sourcing directly from local family farms?
Great food from comes from good people. By buying directly, you know who is growing it and there is a genuine relationship between who is buying and who is growing the food. We visit the farms directly. By working directly with farmers, it helps to stabilize their operations cost. Also, when products are grown with care and preserved with care, you can make some exceptional, quality products because you allow the fruits and veggies to shine in their purest form.
What tips do you have for those who are looking to support Colorado’s food systems?
- Tour a farm! The best way to connect with our food system is to visit the source! Find out when farms have farm tours or call your favorites from the farmers market and ask them.
- Get involved with local organizations focused on building stronger food systems like Slow Food Denver and ReVision.
- Visit the farmer’s market to learn who is growing and preparing food from Colorado
What MMLocal product is your favorite (right now)?
The Green Chili Kraut.