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Whitsons Expands Commitment to Animal Welfare Initiatives

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Whitsons Expands Commitment School Menus With All-Natural, Organic, and Non-GMO Ingredients

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Whitsons Culinary Group Receives Perfect Success Rate in School Nutrition Administrative Review

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Flaves Bombay Fusion Culinary Competition

April 12th, 2017, Whitsons Culinary Group held its first Culinary Competition... 

Whitsons Enhances Farm-to-School Initiatives

Local Food Sourcing and Nutrition Education Engage Children in Healthy Eating... 

Fuel Your Body and Mind with a Healthy Fooditude

Stay well and load up on natural immunity boosters! Winter is a season known for... 

December, 4th, 2017

Harvest of the Month: Peppers

Welcome to November! This month, here at Whitsons we would like to highlight our... 

November, 7th, 2017

Harvest of the Month: Apples

It is officially fall, which means it is not only the season for warm sweaters,... 

October, 16th, 2017

Spinach Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Continue your summer of health with healthy recipes by Whitsons! Try our... 

July, 19th, 2017

Cooking with Cauliflower

It is officially summer time, which means that cauliflower is now in season. Here... 

July, 19th, 2017

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Local Purchasing

Ingredient Sourcing Emphasizing Local Product Providers

Local purchasing is an important part of our overall purchasing strategy and we therefore partner with local farms and vendors whenever possible. We believe it is important to provide local produce, dairy and other main meal components for increased quality and freshness, and to support our local economies.

We require all our vendors to adhere to the same strict quality guidelines as our regional and national suppliers. One requirement is that farms follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), including approved testing of their water quality and irrigation process. We also have safety and packaging expectations that must be in place to ensure that quality and integrity of all products are maintained, as well as HACCP plans, lot traceability, full ingredient and allergen disclosure and satisfactory third party audit results.

Our policy is to source locally whenever available and in season. We currently source an average of 52% of our product mix locally, either through our distributors or by developing partnerships directly with local vendors. Some of the core items sourced locally include produce, dairy, fresh bakery items, juices, water, coffee, pizza dough, beef and poultry, seafood, dressings, pastas and snacks.

Local New York Farms

We currently source local produce from the following New York farms when product is available and in season:

  • Deer Run Farms, Brookhaven, NY
  • Densieski Farms, East Quogue, NY
  • Ed Zilnicki Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Flora Nursery, Cutchogue, NY
  • Fox Hollow Farms, Calverton, NY
  • Harbes Farm, Mattituck, NY
  • Latham Farms, Orient, NY
  • McBride Farms, Cutchogue, NY
  • McKay Farms, Aquebogue, NY
  • Philip A. Schmitt & Sons Farm, Riverhead, NY
  • Satur Farms, Cutchogue, NY
  • Wells Homestead Acres, Riverhead, NY
  • Windy Acres Farm, Calverton, NY
  • Lenny Bruno Farms, Manorville, NY
  • Anderson Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Rottkamp Brothers Farms, Riverhead, NY
  • Polak Farms, Old Brookville, NY
  • Meyers Farms, Calverton, NY
  • MKZ farms, Jamesport, NY
  • Condzella Farms, Wading River, NY
  • Catapano Dairy, Mattituck, NY
  • Sang Lee Farms, Southhold, NY
  • W&K Farms, NY

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