Helping to fill your plate with local and seasonal produce

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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 2156211925837488321_5762457858 It’s Wednesday which means it starts our favorite half of the week! We look forward to delivering your box each and every week! .
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With that being said, we want to hear from you; what’s your favorite item been so far? 😍 We might be a little biased so we’ll let you tell us... 🍎🥒🥕🍆🌽🥬
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If you haven’t had the chance to try our Forerunner Foods for Home Produce Subscription, we are always accepting new members! Join the Forerunner Family by visiting Forerunnerfoods.com/csa to sign up! We can’t wait to see YOU next week! 
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Instagram post 2155491491965849611_5762457858 We’re not saying, but we’re just saying- they’re on to something. #bbq ramen? Count us in. It’s fun to see the produce we provide turned into delicious dishes like this. You can find this and other awesome bbq dishes at @four41south 🤤 •
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Instagram post 2154877482191349479_5762457858 These baby bok choy were harvested this afternoon, cleaned and cooled, and will be to their final destination in less than 24 hours from harvest. "Farm to Table" to us isn't only about where it starts, but more importantly, how few people touch it from ground to plate.

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Instagram post 2152475555554043445_5762457858 Friday views 🤩 What’s your plans for this weekend? We’ll be delivering the last of this week’s box and planning for next week’s box! •
It’s not too late to sign up for next weeks box. Just head over to www.forerunnerfoods.com/csa to select your pick-up time and date so we can see you next week! •
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Instagram post 2149739090248003215_5762457858 We’ve had overwhelming support from our current members and have enjoyed spending time at our current pick up locations but we can’t wait to make Forerunner for Home produce subscription available to more! We want to know where you want to see us go next? Kennesaw? Canton? Roswell? Milton? Comment below where you would like to pick up a future box! 📦🥒🍆🌽🍎🥬🍑
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Instagram post 2146798782329663592_5762457858 It makes us feel so good to get such positive feedback about the boxes we’ve put together for our members! We have learned so much in such a short time about creating a fresh produce subscription and we know no matter what, we want to ensure our members love each and every box! Thanks Nicole! 📦🥬🍎🍆🥕😌 If you haven’t had the opportunity to sign up for the subscription, don’t worry, we are always accepting members! Visit forerunnerfoods.com for more information and sign up today! .
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Instagram post 2146043536246607932_5762457858 Attention Friday pick-up members- Effective THIS Friday (10/4), Our new location is at the Elm Street Green! Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. We CAN’T wait to see you Friday! 😎📦🥬🌽🍎🍆
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Instagram post 2144714685562334714_5762457858 Last year was a huge success with our Give a Melon, Get a Melon campaign that we decided to bring it back, only this time with fresh Georgia apples! We are officially ONE week from the presale for this years campaign! Who’s ready? More information coming your way very soon!🍏🍎 #forerunnerfoods #giveapplesgetapples #delicious #local #locallygrown #locallysourced #supportlocal #supportthecommunity #metroatlanta #donate #apples #giveandget #georgiaapples #georgiafarm #northgeorgia #woodstockga #downtownwoodstockga #applesforeveryone #community #communitysupport #comingsoon #sharingiscaring
Instagram post 2142965185386715929_5762457858 And just like that, our first week is finished. Whew, what a week it’s been! It’s been a pleasure meeting everyone and delivering the very first Forerunner for Home Subscription boxes! We can’t thank everyone enough for your support and for believing in this program. If you haven’t signed up and would like to, head over to forerunnerfoods.com 📲 The cut off for next weeks box is, Sunday at 4PM. •
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This weeks box features Summer Wonder Apples, Basil, Bibb Lettuce, Bok Choy, Okra, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Zucchini. All produce is grown here in Georgia. You are in for a treat next week 🤩 ! #forerunnerfoods #locallygrown #locallysourced #apples #basil #bibblettuce #bokchoy #okra #tomatoes #cucumbers #zucchini #seasonal #inaguralbox #hollowaysvegetablegarden #bjreeceorchards #grierfarms #bakerfarms #kennesawstateuniversity #fruit #vegetables #localproduce #delicious
Instagram post 2140971574998809323_5762457858 SNEAK PEEK: We are currently at our first pick-up location ready to handover the first boxes! This is just a sneak peak into this weeks box 👀 If you haven’t signed up and you’re interested in getting your hands on this fresh delicious produce, visit forerunnerfoods.com to join! We are so excited to meet each and everyone of you 📦🥬🥕🍑🥒🍆 #forerunnerfoods #freshproduce #locallygrown #locallysourced #grownforyou #freshfruits #freshvegetables #localproducesubscription #woodstockga #downtownwoodstockga #getyoureaton #supportlocal #supportgafarms #grierfarms #hollowaysvegetablehouse #bakerfarms #bjreeceorchards

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