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 2265023283105819865_5762457858 Thank you for your understanding and support!  We will send an email to all members shortly with any additional information pertaining to the temporary suspension of the weekly produce box. 
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. Again, we thank you for your support! 🥬🍎🥕🍅
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Instagram post 2251904552150290861_5762457858 You know what day it is! It’a time to reveal this week’s box! We’ve got fresh cilantro making its debut in our boxes as well as some gorgeous daikon and red radishes. 🌿 .
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We quickly want to thank EVERYONE for their support and for spreading the word about our #forerunnerforhome subscription boxes. YOU are truly making a difference! We can’t wait to see you this week. 🥬🥕🍎🌱
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#forerunnerfoods #supportlocal #farmtotable #farmtofork #knowyourfarmer #farmerally #farmeradvocate #makingadifference #georgiaagriculture #healthyeating #lettuce #radishes #daikonradish #bokchoy #cilantro #thankyou
Instagram post 2246919692444845916_5762457858 Can you say “veggie stir-fry” ? 🥬🧅🥕🍎🥦 .
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We have parsley and savoy cabbage for the first time ever! Also, Green bell peppers are back! Can’t wait for you to get your hands on this week’s box. #forerunnerfoods #forhomesubscription #georgiaagriculture #knowyourfarmer #farmtotable #farmtofork #greenonions #greenbellpeppers #carrots #parsely #savoycabbage #turnips #apples #kale #woodstockga  #acworthga #kennesawga
Instagram post 2246189697170858802_5762457858 Did you know the lettuce that we have in our boxes most weeks is grown in a hydroponic lab at  Kennesaw State University’s @hickorygrovefarmksu ? 🥬🥬🥬
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A hydroponic system is a method of growing plants in a nutrient rich water solution without the use of soil. The roots are supported using a medium such as rockwool, peat moss or clay pellets. The biggest advantage using hydroponics is the increased rate of growth for the plants because they don’t have to work as hard to obtain nutrients through soil. This system also allows you to grow things year round because of the controlled environment. Have you ever seen a hydroponic lab? 🌱💦
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Instagram post 2243162715847760001_5762457858 Having difficulties finding us on Fridays? We’re in the Visitor Info kiosk behind @freight_kitchen_tap and across from Dress Up Boutique on Wheeler Street in the heart of Downtown Woodstock! We’ll see you tomorrow! #forerunnerfoods #farmerally #fameradvocate #explorega #woodstockga #pickup #farmtotable #farmtofork #forhomesubscription
Instagram post 2242581779586351763_5762457858 34 minutes: a time we are very proud of today. Only 34 minutes elapsed today between the farmers at KSU's field station @hickorygrovefarmksu harvesting their blend of hydroponic lettuce till the time it was delivered to the cooks at Four41 BBQ @four41south . Not every farm to table delivery is quite this fast, but our goal is to minimize the time fresh produce sits around waiting to be delivered. .
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Instagram post 2242305371412659991_5762457858 Today’s boxes are getting ready to be packed for this afternoon’s pick-up! Who’s ready for the goodies? You are going to love the Swiss chard recipe! What are you looking forward to cooking with? 😍🥬🥕🍎📦 #forerunnerfoods #homesubscription #explorega #swisschard #mushrooms #apples #carrots #lettuce #radishes #snapbeans #farmeradvocate #farmerally
Instagram post 2238248317572257544_5762457858 Don’t forget tomorrow we’re at our new pick-up location in Downtown Woodstock! We’ll be there with the truck so you can’t miss us! .
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201 Wheeler Street Woodstock, GA 30188 .
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Instagram post 2237286842846404673_5762457858 Are you ready to get your hands on this week’s #forerunnerfoodsforhome box? Here’s the deets on what’s inside! .
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