Seasonal Sourcing: February
Seasonal Sourcing Is a Major Trend in Food Supply Chain Management
There’s something different about fresh, local ingredients. If you want to provide an optimal dining experience, you’ll need to integrate regional and local products into your procurement plan. First, you’ll need to find out what’s in season in the United States in February. Choose from the produce and seafood options below.
Buy These Products in February
Once you’ve found out which products are grown in the United States each season, you’ll want to identify suppliers to source from. The trick is to choose suppliers who are reliable and produce high-quality products. Many businesses work with a group purchasing organization to get recommendations. Learn more about GPO’s here.
Why Seasonal Sourcing?
A healthy procurement strategy includes a variety of programs from broadline, regional, and local suppliers. This versatility not only allows you to create innovative, evolving menus, it also translates to savings. Transporting products over shorter distances can decrease distribution costs. Plus, it can limit your environmental footprint. Advertising seasonal sourcing tactics to your diners or hospitality guests can help you gain favor and present as a responsible brand.
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