How It Works

The NVFH is an online marketplace designed to expand existing local food markets and create new opportunities for wholesale and retail food buyers and growers in California’s North Valley.

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Sellers

Local farmers, growers and producers

Buyers

Grocery stores, schools, distributors, hospitals, restaurants and hotels

Sellers create a profile on the site and once verified by the North Valley Food Hub Market Manager can begin listing their products and quantities.

  • Sellers to post the products and quantities they have available and the marketplace updates inventory in real time
  • Overcome the challenges and logistics that currently limit local food sales like managing multiple relationships, sorting out food safety requirements, marketing and other transactional logistics.

Buyers create an account and once they have agreed to the terms of the service and are verified by the Market Manager can start shopping immediately!

  • Buyers to purchase from multiple growers through one order and transaction. Buyers can also aggregate like-products from different growers in order to meet larger volume demand
  • Overcome the challenges and logistics that currently limit local food sales like managing multiple relationships, sorting out food safety requirements, marketing and other transactional logistics.
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Pop Up Markets

The North Valley Food Hub holds a Pop Up Market in Chico each week where products are exchanged. Growers harvest and deliver their products to the Pop Up Market site. Our NVFH staff consolidate orders by buyer and the buyers can then pick up their order in the same location. These markets are not open to the general public. Buyers receive an invoice onsite with 15-day terms. Growers will be paid within three weeks of product delivery. 

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Deliveries

We are very excited about a project we are developing that will enable us to provide smaller-scale, local deliveries. Please check back here regularly for more information on the addition of our delivery plan to the North Valley Food Hub and feel free to call or email us with any questions!