Helping to fill your plate with local and seasonal produce

Services

For Home

Produce subscription featuring seasonal, local fruits and vegetables

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For Chefs

On-demand sourcing to shorten the time from harvest to plating

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For Farmers

Expanded access to local restaurants and families

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Our Story

Forerunner Foods was born when owner Eric Velji got tired of the large corporate world in which he worked.  He was tired of the bureaucracy, the red tape, the chain of command, but most importantly the way large companies have procedures that don’t make sense but they aren’t changed because it is “how we’ve always done it”

Motivated by burnout and ready for a change, Eric went back to a personal passion: growing, sourcing, prepping, and cooking local food.  With the goal of running his own farm, Eric conducted a lot of research around how a small farm can be financially stable.  It is one of the toughest situations local farmers face.  Most only have sales outlets at local farmers markets, which is great on a nice day and crippling on a rainy day.  Eric realized wholesale was the way to go, but one farmer couldn’t meet the demand of local chefs.  Thus Forerunner Foods was born.

Forerunner Foods began exclusively to source local produce from small family owned farms directly for chefs and has grown into a full service restaurant supplier, specialty purveyor, importer of exotics, and coming soon the logistics behind a farm to table home produce subscription.  Everything to date has been built on the idea that everyone should eat local, everyone should eat seasonal, and that small independent restaurants need all the help they can get to compete with the big chains.

Instagram post 2132925476027984649_5762457858 SNEAK PEEK 👀 : This is a sample of what one of our weekly boxes will look like! Each box will include roughly 8 different fruits and vegetables with enough for a family of 4 plus! All boxes will be centered around seasonal availability to ensure you are getting the freshest produce. We are just 7 members shy of launching and we can't wait to hand over your first box! We would love to address any questions you have below! 👇
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Instagram post 2131675534925522365_5762457858 We're almost to our launch number! We only need 10 more members! Stay tuned for more information and a sneak peek at a sample box... 👀
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Instagram post 2130192901065321717_5762457858 That's the magic number of members we need until we can begin subscription box deliveries! The small farms we work with are ready to get started and we want to make sure we make it worth their time to harvest specifically for us! Thank you to those who have signed up thus far. We are looking forward to getting you farm fresh produce from the ground to your dinner table!
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Instagram post 2130018101172066739_5762457858 Catch @ericvelji on @justinandthefoodentrepreneurs newest podcast episode talking about @fluxicecream and entrepreneurship! Great content! Check it out now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Podbean!
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Instagram post 2127318843312379564_5762457858 In case you missed our announcement yesterday, our long awaited local produce subscription box has officially launched! We are so excited to get started. Once we reach 20 members, we will be ready to start! Sign up today! Link in the bio 📲
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Instagram post 2126578021665225703_5762457858 SURPRISE! Forerunner Foods website has relaunched and after much anticipation, our Home Subscription Box is now accepting members! The website has all the information you need for the subscription box, chefs and farmers. Check it out and let us know what you think! Link is in our bio! 📲🎉👏
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Instagram post 2125865604626778978_5762457858 Another chef created dish at @rootstockandvine ! Those greens sure do look good. A creamy risotto with peas, asparagus, broccolini, sous vide salmon, topped with mixed greens and drizzled with a balsamic glaze .
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Instagram post 2125154551802760049_5762457858 Sometimes you just have to move your office to the farm for the day. .
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Instagram post 2121490591606367216_5762457858 When chefs have trouble getting the high quality produce they need locally, we work with local farmers to grow it for us. Doing so helps the chefs find the produce they need while providing additional, stable income to our local farmers and their families. .
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Instagram post 2120041039699363809_5762457858 Thanks Chef @batchef1 for the shoutout! We're glad we could help with the jackfruit. Always something tasty happening at @Einsteinsatl !
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This dish is a Coconut Curried Goat with Jackfruit Rice and Garlic Naan. .
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